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A [[OurCentaursAreDifferent centaur-esque]] creature that has the upper body of a human and a lower body that is a [[GiantSpider spider]], sometimes referred to as [[TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons Driders]] or [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Arachne]]. Most of the time they are seen as females since female spiders are bigger and more dangerous than males. They're usually shown as [[AlwaysChaoticEvil evil]] [[SpidersAreScary beings]] but occasionally fall into the CuteMonsterGirl or FriendlyNeighborhoodSpider categories. Naturally, tend to have an ArachnidAppearanceAndAttire.

Not to be confused with ComicBook/SpiderMan or ComicBook/SpiderWoman. See also the {{Youkai}} Tsuchigumo and Jourogumo, which are spiders that can turn into people and often have mix-and-match shapes similar to this trope.

This is a common inversion of {{Cephalothorax}}, and most examples are inversions of {{Oculothorax}}.



[[folder: Mythology ]]

* [[Myth/ClassicalMythology In Greco-Roman mythology]], there was a mortal weaver named Arachne. Arachne boasted of how her skills in making beautiful tapestries were better than those of Athena/Minerva, the Goddess of wisdom and crafts. Athena/Minerva grew so tired of her boasting that she turned Arachne into either a spider woman, [[BalefulPolymorph an ordinary spider]] or a giant spider depending on the adaptation.

* Myth/JapaneseMythology has the {{yokai}} jorogumo (literally "whore spider") and tsuchigumo. Both are spider-spirits that can adopt a wholly or partially human form, but jorogumos tend to be seductresses who live in disguise amongst human society, whilst tsuchigumos are GiantSpider demons who command armies of lesser yokai.

[[folder: Anime and Manga ]]

* Arukenimon's true form from ''Anime/DigimonAdventure02''.
* Keito from ''Manga/RosarioToVampire'' is the local Jurogumo.
* Captain Talleran from ''Manga/OnePiece'' is a literal Spider Monkey. As in, body and legs of a gigantic spider combined with the hands, head and tail of an equally big monkey.
* Rachnera Arachnera from ''Manga/DailyLifeWithMonsterGirl''.
* Nakua, a spider-deity from ''Manga/PrincessResurrection'' and ''Manga/NaquaDen''.


[[folder:Audio Plays]]
* In ''AudioPlay/{{Starboard}}'' Arachne, the nurse of the outlaw ship Taranau is a spider creature known as an arachnotaur. Despite her appearance, she is also one of the gentlest and kindest members of the crew.

[[folder: Comic Books ]]

* ''ComicBook/SpiderMan'': While Spidey himself generally doesn't qualify, being just a normal-looking human with spiderlike ''powers'', there have been occasions where he mutated further into "Man-Spider", a far more monstrous form somewhere in between a bipedal human and a giant multi-armed spider.
* Arachne appears in ''ComicBook/TheIncredibleHercules'' as she battles ''(of all people)'' Franchise/SpiderMan.
** She also saves Herc (who himself was turned into a Spider-Person by the Spider Queen). However, as she rescues him, she suddenly finds herself ''very'' attracted to his new form, and the two of them have sex. In public. ''In front of the (captive) X-Men!''
* The Crimson King in the comic adaptation of ''Franchise/TheDarkTower''.
* The original form of Ai Apaec, South American chimera god and the ComicBook/DarkAvengers' Dark Spider-Man, is a spider-person with snake hair.
* The Stalk in ''ComicBook/{{Saga}}'' is a more terrifying blend of human and spider elements -- she has four rows of eyes, a human torso with no arms, and each of her spider legs end in a human hand.
* Anton Arcane, arch-enemy of Comicbook/SwampThing, was once a cybernetic monstrosity in his third appearance, half spider, half zombie, with one compound eye.
* ''ComicBook/TheTenSeconders'': One of the Gods is Arachne, a spiderlike humanoid with eight limbs who eats people for lunch. Incidentally, he's a DarkerAndEdgier perversion of ''ComicBook/SpiderMan''.
* ''ComicBook/SatansHollow'': The Devil's Squire is a demon-spider hybrid.
* The minor ComicBook/GhostRider foe Shelob is an arachnid-like demoness capable of wearing people's skin like a suit after liquefying and consuming their innards.
* ComicBook/WonderWoman appears as one in Justice League Adventures #21, but it's only on the cover and one panel in the book just to show what kind of unethical experiments an alien race were willing to do to our heroes.


[[folder: Films -- Animated ]]

* Some examples from Creator/{{Pixar}} films:
** Rosie from ''WesternAnimation/ABugsLife'' actually looks like this, despite being an actual spider.
** Also, one of [[DarkisNotEvil the mutant toys]] from the first ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'' film appears to be a baby doll's head mounted onto a spider body made from an Erector kit.
** Mr. Waternoose from ''WesternAnimation/MonstersInc.''
* The Other Mother in ''WesternAnimation/{{Coraline}}'' eventually transforms into this.


[[folder: Film -- Live Action ]]

* Not half-spider but definitely half-arachnid: Film/TheScorpionKing (at least in his appearance in ''Film/TheMummyReturns'').
* The spidermonkey in ''Film/SpyKids 2'' was half-spider, half-gorilla.
* In ''Film/Gremlins2TheNewBatch'', the gremlin Mohawk drinks a vial of spider genetic serum in Dr. Catheter's lab and turns into a half-spider/half-gremlin monster.
* A semi-inversion in the 2017 film ''Film/JourneyToTheWestTheDemonsStrikeBack''. The spider demons are basically bus-sized spiders, with the upper torsos of women dangling from behind the pedipalps. [[spoiler: This does not deter [[ExtremeOmnisexual Pigsy]] in the least.]]


[[folder: Literature ]]

* Tenebrites in ''[[Creator/PiersAnthony Quest For The Fallen Star]]'' have this as one of their [[VoluntaryShapeshifting two forms]] (the other form is fully humanoid). They wear full plate in both states.
* Spidrens from Creator/TamoraPierce's Literature/TortallUniverse, which have a spider's body and a human head. They're first seen in ''Literature/TheImmortals'' and show up again in ''Literature/ProtectorOfTheSmall''.
* Arachs in the web-novel ''Literature/{{Domina}}'' are a bit of a twist on this, in that they're LittleBitBeastly versions of this. It's noted that they already have most of the BioAugmentation that lets them ''act'' like spiders (poison, silk glands, etc), but they want stuff that makes them ''look'' like spiders as well--mostly, [[MultiArmedAndDangerous extra arms]].


[[folder: Live Action TV ]]

* A non-human example: The aliens in ''Series/FallingSkies'' have spider-like bodies, but their heads and forearms are more like the creatures from ''Franchise/{{Alien}}''.
* The Captain Proton holodeck episode from ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' featured Janeway as Aracnia, Queen of the Spider People. Presumably had we seen the spider people, this trope would have been involved.
* There is the Queen of the Racnoss from the ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode "[[Recap/DoctorWho2006CSTheRunawayBride The Runaway Bride]]", who even had a web motif going on for her spaceship. Full spider below but human upper torso and semi-human head (the actress wore a prosthesis with a big frill on it).
* The ''Series/HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys'' episode "Web of Desire" showed a different take on the Arachne myth. She was jealous of her daughter's beauty and drowned her in the ocean. Zeus cursed her into a Spider Person form and banished her on an deserted island.
* A trio of these creatures popped up in an episode of ''Series/BigWolfOnCampus'' with the modus operandi of picking out and "befriending" a social reject to [[FatteningTheVictim fatten up and eat]], knowing he won't be missed since he doesn't have friends. Unfortunately for them, they happen to pick out Merton Dingle this time who has one ''hell'' of a friend at his back who is willing to beat some serious spider ass to save him.
* The Saltici and the Wolaxian arachnids in ''Series/{{Farscape}}''. The first are slightly more humanoid (villain Natira is a member of the race and she have the spider legs in the head and use them to gouge other people's eyes out), the second are akin more toward EldritchAbomination territory.

[[folder: Tabletop Games ]]

* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' has quite a few of these throughout its many editions and settings.
** Perhaps the most iconic of all are Driders, who created the definitive "humanoid from the waist up, giant spider from the waist down" appearance that almost every spider-person has since used. These are Drow transformed into their new form by Lolth, [[DemonLordsAndArchDevils Demon Queen of Spiders]] and racial patron of the dark elves. Traditionally, this is a ''punishment'' for the drow in question, although 4th edition pointed out the FridgeLogic of being made more spidery by a god ''of'' spiders somehow being a punishment and instead made it a blessing. In TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}, Lolth is cut out of the process etirely and now drow are magically reshaped into driders by other drow as a punishment.
** Lolth herself fits this trope, being capable of appearing as a drow woman, a giant spider, and either a drider, a giant spider with a drow's head, or both.
** Chitines are a race of spider-people created by the drow as a slave-race, appearing as bipedal figures with pronounced fangs and multiple elongated, multiply jointed arms. They are ruled over by female priestesses called Cholodriths, who, depending on edition, either look like [[http://www.wizards.com/dnd/images/mof_gallery/MonFaePG27.jpg spiders with elven faces]] or else something like a more hideous drider. Unfortunately for the drow, Lolth took offense to the fact that the chitines weren't "properly" consecrated to her, and inspired them to rebel. [[TurnedAgainstTheirMasters Now they constantly wage war on the drow to prove that they re Lolth's "true children".]]
** Ettercaps are extremely spidery humanoids, although how spidery has varied over the editions. They're web-spinning who shepherd and guard spiders and often have a particular dislike for fey creatures. One issue of ''Magazine/{{Dragon}}'' came them the reputed origin that they are the descendants of a druidic order that worshipped spiders and tried to become closer to their totem animals, only the whole experiment became a case of GoneHorriblyRight, perhaps due to demonic intervention.
** In ''TabletopGame/{{Mystara}}'', we have the Aranea, who combine this trope with OurWerebeastsAreDifferent. They're a race of sapient {{giant spider}}s who developed both an innate affinity for magic and the power to shapeshift into a partially or wholly humanoid form. In a rarity amongst such races, they're actually not evil, with a typical alignment of TrueNeutral; they mostly just want to be left in peace and live a quiet life.
** Tristessa, the banshee darklord of ''TabletopGame/{{Ravenloft}}'', became a pariah among her fellow shadow fey when she gave birth to a spider-legged daughter. It's unclear if the baby was a full-fledged drider or not.
** The 3rd edition ''Monster Manual 3'' has the lhosk, which is half spider and half gorilla, drider-style, but is also a sapient race.
* From ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'':
** [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=23321 Tsabo Tavoc]], the Phyrexian general.
** [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=214382 Sheoldred]] of the New Phyrexians have a similar look, although the lower portion is more like a cross between a spider and a crab, with four legs. And a giant mouth across its entire front.
* Among the possible half-human half-spider forms of the werespider Ananasi in ''TabletopGame/WerewolfTheApocalypse''.
* The Spiderines are one available race in ''Smallworld Underground''.
* Spider chimeras (''Homo Sapiens Arachnae'') in ''TabletopGame/GURPSTechnomancer''. Their human half ''looks'' perfectly human, but they do have a venomous bite.
* In ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'', the [[Characters/Warhammer40000Necrons Necron]] character Illuminor Szeras is the robotic equivalent, sporting four spider-like legs. He takes the appearance one step further by having two small manipulator arms mounted on his chest that give him the appearance of having pedipalps as well as regular arms.
* ''TabletopGame/{{Numenera}}'': [[TheLostWoods The Westwood]] of Navarene is inhabited by the Culovas, which resemble giant spiders with a humanoid torso, arms ending in clawed fingers, almost no neck and a head with multiple spider-like eyes and a mouth full of sharp teeth.

[[folder: Video Games ]]

* The Spider Witch boss from ''VideoGame/GhostbustersTheVideoGame''.
* The Contessa from ''VideoGame/Sly2BandOfThieves''. She's not really human but in a world where every character is an [[FunnyAnimal anthropomorphic animal]] she kind of stands out.
* One variety of the Nerubians from ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' are like this, with spiderlike lower halves and humanoid upper halves. They still look pretty spider-like on the humanoid part, with long, clawed arms and a spider's face. Other Nerubians have widely different body types, with the biggest ones being essentially [[BigCreepyCrawlies giant beetles]].
** The Fal'dorei are mutated Night Elves with Nerubian-style bodies and elven heads hidden under hoods.
* The Lesbian Spider Queens from ''VideoGame/LesbianSpiderQueensOfMars''.
* The Spider Queen, one of the bosses in ''{{VideoGame/Gauntlet}}: Dark Legacy'', was drawn this way.
* The ''VideoGame/StarOcean'' games have this as a recurring enemy type. Specific enemies are named Arachmene, Black Widow, Scylla, etc.
* Inverted for the Sharan, a race of spider people in the old Polish rpg ''Krysztaly Czasu'' -- they are spiders from the waist up and look really awkward (even though their claws had enough dexterity to handle items)
* Arachne is an enemy in the ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}'' series.
** And a GINORMOUS one in ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaOrderOfEcclesia''.
* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' series has Spider Daedra, which, as [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin their name might imply]], are a Spider People form of [[OurDemonsAreDifferent lesser Daedra]]. Physically, they appear as a naked humanoid torso attached below the waist to the abdomen, thorax, and legs of a GiantSpider. In the spin-off DungeonCrawler game ''Battlespire'', they have masculine upper human bodies. In ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsOnline Online]]'', they have feminine upper human bodies complete with NonMammalMammaries.
* The Vagary from ''VideoGame/{{Doom}} 3'', a demonic-spider-woman who appeared to be telepathic and telekinetic.
* One of the bosses from the video game version of ''WesternAnimation/FlushedAway'' looks like this.
* The Tarantula Mistresses from ''VideoGame/CityOfHeroes''.
* Drachnids in both ''VideoGame/EverQuest'' games. Upper body of a Dark Elf, lower half of a spider. Made as an experiment / wedding gift by an especially crazy sorceress toward an exceptionally powerful vampire. He didn't care for them, so he released them on Kunark where they quickly populated.
* Spider-Human hybrids were meant to be the next step up from the first ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil1'''s Chimera monsters, which were humanoid flies. Unfortunately, the concept was created during ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil2''[='s=] ''1.5'' phase -famously abandoned during a late build by the creators, and the creature went along with it.
** The Jabberwock S3 B.O.Ws from ''VideoGame/ResidentEvilTheDarksideChronicle'' are a SpiritualSuccessor to the idea. Whilst not explicitly using spider DNA, they have multiple insectile limbs and protruding, spider-like multi-jawed mandibles, making them look like a horrific bipedal melding of human and spider.
** [[VideoGame/ResidentEvil7 Marguerite Baker]] is a less straightforward example. While normally a somewhat normal-looking old woman, in her [[OneWingedAngel mutated]] form her arms grow to freakish proportions and her lower torso bloats into something that looks like a spider abdomen. Then she [[WallCrawl crawls on walls]] [[UncannyValley while still taunting you...]]
* The dark elf unit Spider Queen, in ''VideoGame/AgeOfWonders 2''.
* Two appear in ''VideoGame/DarkSouls''. The first is a boss fight; [[{{Fanservice}} Quelaag]] is half-naked-woman, half-'''MAGMA'''-spider, so you spend quite a lot of time dodging flame bursts and lava flows. The other is her unnamed sickly albino sister. "The White Lady" is friendly enough [[spoiler: because she's so ill she thinks you're her sister]] and acts as a fire keeper.
* ''VideoGame/{{Bloodborne}}'' has [[FanDisservice Patches The Spider]] and Nightmare Apostiles, unlike the predecessors above, the only thing human is the head, the rest of the body is a spider.
* The aptly-named Arachnos in ''VideoGame/TitanQuest'' have humanoid torso and spider body. Their queen Arachne is a giant boss monster. Later you can find the asiatic Arachnos, which are brightly colored and have the head of a tarantula, fangs and beady eyes included. Scorpion-people are met in Egypt, but they're not centaur-like.
* Several Demons in the ''VideoGame/{{Diablo}}'' series are portrayed this way:
** Baal in ''Videogame/DiabloII'''s ''Lord of Destruction expansion has a vaguely humanoid torso atop four spider-like legs.
** Azmodan in ''Videogame/DiabloIII'' whose [[FatBastard enormous bulk]] is supported by 6 legs.
** Also from ''Diablo III'' is Cydaea, who plays it straightest of the three, having a very spiderlike lower body with a [[HornyDevils Succubus']] torso. Deckard Cain describes her as simultaneously beautiful and hideous to look at.
* The Namtaru in ''[[VideoGame/HeroesOfMightAndMagic Might and Magic: Heroes VI]]'' can choose to take the form of either a humanoid woman with six arms, or a woman's torso atop a spider's body and legs. Created to serve the goddess Asha as Angels of Death, the most powerful Namtaru have a limited ability to control the flow of time.
* [[TheDragon Yang Yuan's]] OneWingedAngel form in ''VideoGame/SwordsOfDestiny'' is a large spider-centaur form with four legs and six eyes. It makes her less nimble, but more powerful.
* ''VideoGame/{{Onimusha}}'' has at least three notable examples: [[TheBrute Ginghamphatts]] in the second game (though is eventually revealed in the last boss battle that his lower body is more like a separate creature). The third game's basic mooks in the 2004 timeline are genma with four spider-like legs and a normal torso. The fourth game has non-centaurid spider people in the form of Hell Spiders (multiple-armed humanoid with spider heads who can move really fast and attach themselves to the ceiling with webs.)
* In ''Videogame/BrothersATaleOfTwoSons'', the brothers save a young girl from what appears to be a [[HumanSacrifice sacrificial ritual]] while on their journey. She accompanies them on their way to the mystical tree that will cure their father's illness. [[spoiler: The girl later reveals herself to be this trope, having led the brothers into a trap. Though she is defeated, she manages to fatally wound the older brother.]]
* ''VideoGame/DragonFable'' has the Chaos Weavers from the Book 1 portion of the Ravenloss Saga, who had actually been ordinary humans until a curse was placed upon them by a wish-granting artifact built and used by their leader, Vaal. The curse gets lifted at the end, though, and the effects eventually disappear by the beginning of the next half of the saga.
* In ''VideoGame/GemsOfWar'', two troops from Zhul'Kari, the Dark Maiden and the Spider Queen. The former can poison people, while the latter can ensnare them in webs.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Shantae}}: Half Genie Hero'', Shantae's spider transformation is redesigned from an actual GiantSpider into one of these.
* ''VideoGame/{{SMITE}}'' has a version of Arachne.
* The final battle of ''VideoGame/ShadowWarrior2'' has [[spoiler:Ameonna taking over Kamiko's body]] and becoming a giant spider-like abomination.
* The penultimate boss of ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild''. To be specific, [[spoiler:Link botches Calamity Ganon's attempt to make a physical body. What Ganon manages to conjure consists of [[BodyHorror his rotting skull attached to a crude, multi-limbed mechanical torso, which in turn fixed to an old spider mech.]]]]

[[folder: Web Comics ]]
* ''Webcomic/{{Spinnerette}}'' has a bad turn when her Lolth-worshiping nemesis "Evil Spinnerette" uses ancient relics and a first-edition ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' manual to turn herself into a drider. Later she even cons Spinnerette into helping her repeat the feat with two of her minions--complete with a GenderBender for the male that includes a LampshadeHanging about the advantages of being female when you turn into a spider.
* ''Manspider'' is a very {{squick}}y NSFW {{Rule34}} webcomic built around this concept.
* ''Webcomic/CharbyTheVampirate'' has [[http://www.charbythevampirate.com/comic/895 Lemrya]] and [[http://www.charbythevampirate.com/archive/680 Lezzaria]] both of whom have a different configuration than most.
* Driders in ''Webcomic/{{Drowtales}}'' (being based off the TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms setting) with a few subspecies to boot: Waelinider are the original Driders created by merging drow with the bottom halves of spiders, a process that renders them sterile, while Streekaider are the result of Waeliniders going mad and losing their higher mental functions, and then Ne'kalsaider, who are "natural" Driders who were born with spider legs and are implied to be the offspring of Waeliniders who somehow managed to keep their reproductive functions after their transformation.
* Princess Vitani, the latest antagonist of ''Webcomic/ExterminatusNow'', is a demonic form of this.
* Driders are slightly prominent race in ''Webcomic/WhiteDarklife'', ranging from six inch tall black widows like [[PintsizePowerhouse Entegra]] and [[NeverMessWithGranny Mildred]], to human sized tarantulas like [[OmnidisciplinaryScientist Caroline]]. [[spoiler: [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep The Maid]] falls under this too by actually being Devin, Entegra's daughter after a serious accident.]]

[[folder: Web Original ]]
* Arachnes are in TheMonsterGirlEncyclopedia.
** As are their Asian themed cousins the Jorogumo and more monstrous looking Ushi-Oni, the desert based Girtabilu (altough they are half-scorpion), and the Ant Arachne patterned after the ant-mimic species of spider.
* N'ktane from ''{{Literature/Tasakeru}}''
* The dridders from ''{{Felarya}}'' are a larger than usual (as in, ''[[AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever really frickin' HUGE]]'') example of this. (Will they eat you? Of ''course'' they'll eat you, this is ''[[EverythingTryingToKillYou Felarya.]]'')
* In the online flash game, ''VideoGame/LesbianSpiderQueensOfMars'', by Creator/AdultSwim, your VillainProtagonist is an evil lesbian drider who reigns over a vast harem of female Martian slaves who have revolted against her. [[spoiler: The title refers to the lesbian spider queen in plural because the endgame reveals the revolution was started by another lesbian drider, who used to be the player-character's girlfriend and is mad at her for being dumped.]]

[[folder: Western Animation ]]
* The Spinster, an age-old Gummi antagonist in ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfTheGummiBears'' episode "Thornberry To the Rescue".
* Velma Green, the Spider Queen. The title character of ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'' episode "The Wrath of the Spider Queen", pictured above.
* Veronica from ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDragonJakeLong''.
* Tarantulus and Blackarachnia from ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'' are basically roboticized versions of these.
** And Airachnid (a Blackarachnia {{expy}}) from ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime''.
* Nephilia from the ''WesternAnimation/SpiderMan1981'' animated series, and Arachnoid from ''WesternAnimation/SpiderManAndHisAmazingFriends''.
* Baxter Stockman in one later episode of ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003'', due to him losing his human body from the neck down.
* Variation: One of the villains from ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretSaturdays'' has a scorpion lower torso.
** A ''robotic'' scorpion lower torso.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' episode "Date with Destiny", Robin is forced to take SpoiledBrat Kitten to the prom, just to spite her ex-boyfriend Fang, who looks like a human from the neck down but has a spider head, as well as the rest of the spider's body. Or he may be a giant spider who just so happens to have a functional human body hanging from below its head. Whichever is more appropriate to describe him.
* [[Film/ThePhantomMenace Darth Maul]] in the season 4 finale of ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'', similar to the ''Secret Saturdays'' example above. He does lose all but two robotic legs thanks to Mother Talzin's magic, however.
** Admiral Trench from earlier (and later) in the series is an inverse of the usual examples of this trope. Instead of being centaur-like, he's a humanoid arachnid with six arms and two legs.
* One episode of the short-lived ''WesternAnimation/TheMummyTheAnimatedSeries'' had powerful undead Imhotep temporarily merge himself with an ancient GiantSpider named Nihansan, giving him typical spider powers.
* Dr. Stanley Kirby from ''WesternAnimation/MightyMax'' ends up like this as the Arachnoid.
* On ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'', Grunkle Stan had a bad run-in with one named [[spoiler:Darlene]].
* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/SpiderManAndHisAmazingFriends'' involves a MadScientist named Zoltan who finds a way to imitate Spidey's powers, and impersonates him while committing crimes. Unfortunately, the formula then goes out of control, turning him into a full-fledged spider-centaur who calls himself the Arachnoid. [[spoiler: Zoltan's assistant (and love interest, horrified at what Zoltan has become) helps Spidey and his friends turn him back to normal.]]
* Miss Webner is a spider-monster teacher in ''WesternAnimation/GravedaleHigh'', she looks like a nice old lady with six arms and knitting spider webs.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters'' has Spiderlegs, a powerful ghost that looks like a beautiful blonde woman from the waist up and a black widow from the waist down already trapped in the Containment Unity, but with her minions trying to liberate her.
* In ''WesternAnimation/RosePetalPlace'' Nastina is a humanoid spider with four arms and legs and a human appearance otherwise.