Characters / Spider Riders

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Hunter Steele

The excitable Hero, who gets transported to the Inner World, something he takes extremely well, all things considered. Impulsive and sometimes irritating, however his boundless enthusiasm can be an asset.

  • Anime Hair: Of the blistering pink variety.
  • Bad "Bad Acting": Hunter's performance during the play about the hero Quake, poor Hunter got so nervous his speech turned monotone.
  • Big Eater
  • Deadpan Snarker: Occasionally, course he's not nearly as bad as Shadow.
    "(to Shadow) Yes mother."
  • Ditzy Genius: Hunter has very little in the way of common sense, but he's shown himself to be both surprisingly perceptive of others, and extremely proficient when it comes to making strategies in the heat of battle.
  • Fearless Fool: He was one at the start of the series, but he displays true courage when trying to protect the people of Nuuma from Stags, allowing him to access to the third Oracle Keys powers.
  • Magnetic Hero: The Spider Riders would fall apart without him. It also makes him something of The Heart
  • Nice Guy
  • Oblivious to Love: Hunter has not one, not two but possibly three girls after him.
  • Turn the Other Cheek: Is willing to forgive anybody and give them a Second Chance: Grasshop, Buguese, Beerain, Stags, and Mantid.
  • Verbal Tic: "Arachna Power!" while "Never Give Up!" is more like his Catch Phrase. In the Japanese, it's "Kekka Orai" (It's alright)


Corona, the first person Hunter encounters in the Inner World. She provides invaluable help to him from the start. She's often very unsure of herself,and she's constantly worried about Hunter. She will often go to almost any length to know that he's safe, a real Action Girlfriend.


Igneous is one of Arachnas's greatest knights. Together, with his old friend Grey/Slate, they make up the Claw and Fang of Arachna. He puts a lot of pride in protecting his kingdom, as well as the prince and princess. While Igneous can be serious to a fault, he's also completely hopeless when it comes to love, and hairstyleing!


Magma was originally a wanderer, but later became a full-fledged Spider Rider. He despises the Insectors/Invectids, due to the fact that they killed his family, and that his spider's sister is under their control. His favorite thing in life is the hero Quake. He can also be very calm and laid back.


Lumen is the prince of Arachna, though you wouldn't know it by looking at him. He's incredibly lazy and likes to sleep, not to mention a total flirt. He's also very protective of Sparkle and jealous of anyone that impresses her.


She is the princess of Arachna and the youngest Rider. Often shielded and protected, which she hates. She's very brave and wants to be able to fight like the other riders.


Aqune is a Spider Rider in the Insector's/Invectid's service. She was taken in by Buguese when she was young. She willingly uses her powers to help restore the Insector's/Invectid's sun, but dislikes fighting. Therefore, she's controlled by a mask in order to fight against the Spider Riders. Aqune cares for Hunter a lot, much to Corona's dismay.



Hunter's spider partner, a prideful warrior who thinks he doesn't need help from anyone. He hates crowds.


Corona's battle spider partner. She is soft-spoken and polite, but is also a fearless fighter.


Igneous' battle spider, has the ability to shoot webs made out of fire. He never speaks... ever.


Magma's battle spider, has tremendous strength, and is looking for his long lost sister, Portia.

  • Bit Character: Other than looking for his sister, he doesn't do much for the plot.
  • Mandatory Line: "Right!" seems to be about the only thing he ever says.


Lumen's battle spider. Said to be very powerful and destructive. Lumen doesn't call him out much, for fear of accidentally hurting someone.

  • Hidden Depths: He finally talks (much to everyone's shock and amazement) to persuade Lumen into taking Sparkle into battle.


Sparkle's battle spider. Unlike the other spiders, she's practically still a baby.

  • Gentle Giant: Not as big as the other spiders, but she still counts.


Aqune's battle spider. She is Brutus's missing little sister. Like Aqune, Portia wears a mask that controls her.



Lord Mantid is a mantis-type Insector/Invectid, he directs the Insector/Invectid troops to remove the wasteful and hated humans from the Inner World and find the Oracle Keys. He needs the Oracle Keys to sustain himself. Eventually Mantid reveals that he was an Earthen once, a chosen warrior of the Oracle, pulled into the Inner World. His reason for taking the Oracle's power is revenge upon the Inner World and the Oracle herself.

Larva P. Grasshop

Member of the Big Four, he is a grasshopper-type Insector/Invectid who uses gadgets and devices to defeat enemies. He doesn't really like to fight the Riders; letting his minions do the fighting for him instead.


Mantid's right hand man, with many plans to defeat the Spider Riders. He is the leader of the Big Four. He also despises the Oracle. Buguese claims to care little for his comrades, but he has shown respect for Stags, and concern for Aqune, whom he is mentor to and Beerain.


She is a bee-type Insector/Invectid who uses a whip to fight. She is a member of the Big Four and commands the Buzzrays. While she can be charming when it suits her, she has no regard for honor and thinks winning is everything.

  • All Love Is Unrequited: Has a massive crush on Buguese.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen
  • The Exile: Buguese refuses to listen to her reason for why Mantid attacked her and leaves her in the custody of the Spider Riders.
  • Faux Action Girl: Most of the time she just summons buzzrays, and she always loses when she actually fights by herself.* Love Hurts: Specially when the person you love throws his sword at you to shut you up.
  • Manipulative Bastard: She took lessons from Mantid.
  • The Smurfette Principle: Only female member of the Big Four.
  • Traumatic Haircut: Some of her long hair gets cut off by Mantid when he catches her spying on one of his rants. Thankfully she got away before he cut more than a few strands.


He is a stag beetle-type Insector/Invectid who is very powerful and very loyal to the Invectid cause. He wields a short Zanbato. He is considered by many as the most powerful of the Big Four. He has a strong sense of honor, and cannot stand when it is disrespected.

  • The Big Guy: He's regarded as the strongest of the Big Four, and he more than lives up to it.
  • Back for the Finale: Only Beerain knew of his survival after his second fight with Hunter and Shadow. He didn't appear again until the final episodes of the series.
  • BFS: It's about as big as he is.
  • Blood Knight: Pretty obvious from his attitude in his introductory episode.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Trying to fight him without an Oracle Key always ends in this.
  • Determinator
  • Heel–Face Turn
  • Honor Before Reason: During a duel with Hunter Grasshop manages to steal the Oracle Key from him. What does Stags do? He hits Grasshop and gives the key back to Hunter.
  • Lightning Bruiser
  • Proud Warrior Race Guy
  • Put on a Bus: After the invasion of Nuuma, he has a talk with Beerain before she heads back to the Insectors/Invectids. After that he's not seen again for over five episodes.
    • The Bus Came Back: He returns from his long absence to help Buguese and Beerain get the two remaining Oracle Key's to Hunter.
  • The Coats Are Off: Likes to dramatically take off his cape before fighting.
  • The Stoic: The most stoic of all the Big Four.



Fortuneteller Lily is Arachna's cheif fortuneteller. She often looks into her crystal ball looking for bad omens.


Better known as The Hero Quake, a legendary Spider Rider who saved the Inner World many times in the past.


Brade/Quake's battle spider. He is said to be a the strongest of all spiders.


Igneous' best friend, and a loyal Arachnan knight. Sometimes helps the Riders in their battles.

  • The Ace: Easily one of the most powerful normal humans in Arachna. The only reason the Spider Riers left for Nuuma was because they left him as there replacement, to replace the entire spider riders team!
  • Back-to-Back Badasses: There's a very good reason he and Igneous are know as the Fang and Claw of Arachna.
  • Bash Brothers: With Igneous.
  • Friendly Rivalry: He and Igneous often enjoyed friendly duels when they were younger. Neither one could ever beat the other.
  • Red Baron: He and Igneous are the famous "Fang and Claw of Arachna".

Queen Illuma/Elma

The Queen of the kingdom of Nuuma. She knew Corona and Aqune when they were younger and revealed their Mysterious Past.


The Oracle is a beautiful woman, who united humans and spiders. Hunter first saw her when he fell down into the Inner World. She is considered the goddess of the Inner World. Little is known about her.