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9th Nov '17 8:34:34 AM NexusLQ
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* ''Franchise/OnePiece'', humorously example in the Jaya arc when Sanji, Nami and Usopp while hunting for the South Bird discover a tarantula crawling up Nami's waist. Naturally Nami freaks out and even Sanji (the dude who stands up to [[GodGuise Enel]] in the same arc) also is terrified but hilariously [[LovableCoward Usopp]] picks the spider up and pets it saying he used to [[FluffyTamer train]] tarantulas back home.
** Fitting for the horror-theme island of Thriller Bark, a giant [[GiantSpider fusion]] of a monkey and spider Tararan but he's more silly than scary. The spider mice are more creepy, their are mice the size of dogs that can ''silently'' wrap up the Monster Trio and drag them away.

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* ''Franchise/OnePiece'', humorously example in the Jaya arc when Sanji, Nami and Usopp while hunting for the South Bird the trio discover a tarantula crawling up Nami's waist. Naturally Nami freaks out and even Sanji (the dude who stands up to [[GodGuise Enel]] in the same arc) also is terrified but hilariously [[LovableCoward Usopp]] picks the spider up and pets it saying he used to [[FluffyTamer train]] tarantulas back home.
** Fitting for the horror-theme island of Thriller Bark, a giant [[GiantSpider fusion]] of a monkey and spider Tararan but he's more silly than scary. The spider mice are more creepy, their are mice the size of dogs that can ''silently'' wrap up the Monster Trio and drag them away. away.
** Vice Admiral Onigumo has spider-Devil Fruit and can gain six more arms in addition to a huge spider abdomen, but it'a unknown if he's [[Animorphism Zoan who can go full spider which would be terrifying.
9th Nov '17 8:26:11 AM NexusLQ
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* ''Franchise/OnePiece'', humorously example in the Jaya arc when Sanji, Nami and Usopp while hunting for the South Bird discover a tarantula crawling up Nami's waist. Naturally Nami freaks out and even Sanji (the dude who stands up to [[GodGuise Enel]] in the same arc) also is terrified but hilariously [[LovableCoward Usopp]] picks the spider up and pets it saying he used to [[FluffyTamer train]] tarantulas back home.
** Fitting for the horror-theme island of Thriller Bark, a giant [[GiantSpider fusion]] of a monkey and spider Tararan but he's more silly than scary. The spider mice are more creepy, their are mice the size of dogs that can ''silently'' wrap up the Monster Trio and drag them away.
3rd Nov '17 10:40:27 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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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.
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* ''Literature/TolkiensLegendarium'': Ungoliant from ''Literature/TheSilmarillion'', who's less "GiantSpider" than and more "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.
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3rd Nov '17 8:38:14 AM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* "Boris the Spider" by Music/TheWho.

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* "Boris the Spider" by Music/TheWho.Music/TheWho -- though the narrator has the last laugh after crushing the little critter under a heavy book.
16th Oct '17 10:31:23 PM JMQwilleran
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* Averted in the ''Miss Spider'' books, where Miss Spider is a kindly MaidenAunt to a [[MouseWorld town of bugs]]. Adorable, albeit subject to CarnivoreConfusion.

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* Averted in the ''Miss Spider'' books, where Miss Spider is a kindly MaidenAunt to a [[MouseWorld town of bugs]]. Adorable, albeit subject to CarnivoreConfusion. Spiderus, the resident CrankyNeighbor, seems like this at first, but the animated series mellows him out greatly, eventually even making him a BumblingDad.
13th Oct '17 2:41:16 PM Prometheus117
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* ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}: Web of Shadows'' shows off the Visorak horde, which are essentially extremely intelligent [[GiantSpiders man-sized spiders]] with massive mandibles who have [[TheHorde conquered and enslaved entire islands]] and want to keep doing that. Best part, in their tongue, their name means "[[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast stealers of life]]".
5th Oct '17 5:33:31 PM Theriocephalus
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* In ''WebAnimation/{{Brackenwood}}'', Bitey ''really'' doesn't like spiders, although it seems to be as much disgust as outright fear.

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* In ''WebAnimation/{{Brackenwood}}'', Bitey ''really'' doesn't like spiders, although it seems to be as much disgust as outright fear. The scene where this appears pokes some fun at his excessive arachnophobia. The view shifts between the spider, which is just sitting in its web and not doing anything, and Bitey, who is approaching the spider with a stick like it's a volatile explosive. This goes on until a leaf lands on Bitey and he freaks out, hitting himself on the head with the stick by mistake before running away. The spider then gives an AsideGlance to the camera, as if saying "really?"
5th Oct '17 5:28:55 PM Theriocephalus
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* Lolth, Demon Queen (later goddess) of Spiders, is one of the ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' game's most long-standing epic BigBad villains. Adventures featuring Lolth or her drow minions typically revel in this trope.
** Fully 10% of D&D monsters are spider-based.
* In TabletopGame/{{Ravenloft}}, the leader of the Nightmare Court takes the form of an aged monk wearing robes made of cobwebs, with live spiders crawling all over him.
* In TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}, the goblin armies can use giant spiders, including the massive Arachnorok spider which is bigger than some warmachines.

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* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'':
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Lolth, Demon Queen (later goddess) of Spiders, is one of the ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' game's most long-standing epic BigBad villains. Adventures featuring Lolth or her drow minions typically revel in this trope.
** Fully 10% of D&D monsters are spider-based.
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In TabletopGame/{{Ravenloft}}, ''TabletopGame/{{Ravenloft}}'', the leader of the Nightmare Court takes the form of an aged monk wearing robes made of cobwebs, with live spiders crawling all over him.
%%** Fully 10% of ''D&D'' monsters are spider-based.
* In TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}, ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'', the goblin armies can use giant spiders, including the massive Arachnorok spider which is bigger than some warmachines.
21st Sep '17 8:34:02 AM StarTropes
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* Initially averted in ''Literature/HarryPotter'': Harry has lived in a cupboard long enough not to be bothered by normal spiders. DoubleSubversion by [[BigCreepyCrawly Aragog]] from ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheChamberOfSecrets The Chamber of Secrets]]'', the giant Spider that was Hagrid's pet. Initially, he seems chatty and civil, and then he turned out to be scary as all hell. While he's thankful enough to Hagrid to not eat people himself, he doesn't care if his ''children'' eat anyone besides Hagrid himself. His children are even worse, as they had to be restrained from killing Hagrid by their parent.

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* Initially averted in ''Literature/HarryPotter'': Harry has lived in a cupboard long enough not to be bothered by normal spiders. DoubleSubversion by [[BigCreepyCrawly Aragog]] from ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheChamberOfSecrets The Chamber of Secrets]]'', the giant Spider that was Hagrid's pet. Initially, he seems chatty and civil, and then he turned out to be scary as all hell. While he's thankful enough to Hagrid to not eat people himself, he doesn't care if his ''children'' eat anyone besides Hagrid himself. His children are even worse, as they had to be restrained from killing Hagrid by their parent. (It's even better in [[Film/HarryPotterAndTheChamberOfSecrets the film]], where Ron Weasley's fear is actually Creator/RupertGrint himself [[EnforcedMethodActing showing his own fear]].)
13th Sep '17 7:37:23 AM BeerBaron
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** Mephala is a [[OurGodsAreDifferent Daedric Prince]] whose sphere is "obscured to mortals", but who is associated with [[ManipulativeBastard manipulation, lies, sex, and secrets]]. She is referred to as "[[RedBaron the Webspinner]]" and is associated with spiders, often with ArachnidAppearanceAndAttire. Her [[OurDemonsAreDifferent lesser Daedra]] servants are the Spider Daedra, which take the appearance of mutated, humanoid {{Giant Spider}}s.

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** Mephala is a [[OurGodsAreDifferent Daedric Prince]] whose sphere is "obscured to mortals", but who is associated with [[ManipulativeBastard manipulation, lies, sex, and secrets]]. She is referred to as "[[RedBaron the Webspinner]]" and is associated with spiders, often with ArachnidAppearanceAndAttire. Her [[OurDemonsAreDifferent lesser Daedra]] servants are the Spider Daedra, which take the appearance of mutated, humanoid [[SpiderPeople humanoid]] {{Giant Spider}}s.
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