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Fanfic / Wolf Spider

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Premise: Taylor Hebert, bullied here, does a few things differently and winds up meeting a very different Undersider, in rather different circumstances. Rachel is a main character, btw. Minor AU by The Laurent

Can be found on Sufficient Velocity and on AO3.

It is complete as of March 2018.

This fic provides examples of:

  • Adaptation Expansion: In canon the only things known about Pelter/Stefanie Lamana are her names and that she died during the Leviathan fight. Here she survives, becomes a recurring character, and joins Taylor and Rachel’s team.
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  • Adaptation Name Change: In this fic Taylor goes by Arachne instead of Skitter.
  • Adaptational Badass: In canon Charlotte and Greg Veder were normal humans here they are parahumans the former being a trump and the latter being a tinker.
  • Adaptational Sexuality: In canon both Taylor and Rachel are straight. Here they are bisexual and gay respectively.
  • Battle Couple:
    • Arachne and Bitch.
    • Parian and Flechette like canon.
  • Death by Adaptation: During the battle with Behemoth a lot of people died, quite a few either survived canon worm or died at a latter time.
    • Didn’t die in canon: Glory Girl, Brandish, Laserdream, Flashbang, Lung, Labyrinth, Armsmaster, Assault, Shadow Stalker, Cache, Ursa Aurora, Dispatch, Exalt, Tecton, Cuff, and Narwhal.
    • Died at a latter point in canon: Othala, Hookwolf, Clockblocker, Rime, and Revel.
  • Defecting for Love: Bitch leaves the Undersiders to be with Arachne.
  • Idealized Sex: Subverted; when Taylor and Rachel have sex for the first time it is described as having been awkward and strange. This is to be expected since Taylor was a virgin and Rachel only had sex once before.
    Taylor: “It had been awkward. It had been strange. I hadn’t known what I was doing, and I was pretty sure that I could do better next time—”
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  • The Immodest Orgasm: After Taylor and Rachel are done having sex for the first time Taylor mentions that they made a lot of noise.
  • Spared By Adaptation: In canon Pelter/Stefanie dies during the Endbringer fight, here she lives and becomes a recurring character.
  • Super Empowering: After triggering Charlotte/Amp can do this.
  • Their First Time: Taylor and Rachel in Bark 2.4.
  • Title Drop: Wolf Spider gets used in Rabid 4-A as a ship name for Arachne and Bitch when it’s found out they're in a relationship.
  • Violently Protective Girlfriend: Arachne/Taylor and Bitch/Rachel are this to each other, with Rachel being the more aggressive.


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