Assault Spider
Assault Spider
General Information
Universe Earth Defense Force
Aliases Spider
Species Type Jumping Spider
Homeworld Earth
Environment Deep underground caverns
Intelligence Non-Sapient
Biochemistry Carbon-based lifeform laced with silicon
Biological Information
Reproduction Sexual; lays eggs
Locomotion Octapodal
Feeding Behavior Liquivore
Prey Humans
Predators None
Distinctive Features Capable of projectile spraying acidic webbing
Eye Color Black
Skin Color Brown
Lineage Information
Ancestor(s) Jumping Spider
Descendant(s) Dragon
Cultural Information
Alignment Chaotic Evil
Personality Extremely voracious and violent
Organization Swarms
Affiliation(s) Ravagers
Capital City N/A
Leaders King Spider
Sociocultral characteristics
Scientific Taxonomy
Planet Earth
Domain Eukaryota
Kingdom Animalia
Subkingdom Eumetazoa
Infrakingdom Bilateria
Superphylum Deuterostomia
Phylum Arthropoda
Class Arachnida
Order Araneae
Suborder Araneomorphae
Family Salticidae
(Jumping Spiders)
Other Information
Status Least Concern

Assault Spiders are biomechanical weapons created and utilized by the mysterious Ravagers for use against the indigenous inhabitants of the planet Earth. Three types are currently known to exist: typical Assault Spiders, followed by Large Spiders and finally King Spiders, all of which are distinguished between one other simply by their overall size. As with Terror Ants, the spider was apparently chosen in an attempt to instill fear in the local sapient inhabitants.

The Assault Spiders were engineered by the Ravagers upon discovery that the Terror Ants did not impede the Earth Defense Forces as substantially as initially expected. Created by genetically altering abducted spiders, the Assault Spider line are high-flying, silk-spinning death machines. Having been produced from a stock of jumping spiders, they can leap several city blocks in a single jump, while their spinnerets produce a sticky, acidic compound in threads that is capable of not only decimating Earth's ground forces but plucking its jets and helicopters from the sky, as well. When used against ground units, it doubles as a slowing agent upon contact. Like a typical spider's silk, Assault Spider silk is extremely resilient, but this has been enhanced to a frightening capacity. As such, EDF forces must destroy the source of the threads if they are to garner any hope in breaking free from a web's crippling grasp. The best weapons to use upon them are assault rifles and rocket launchers, as they can bring the creatures down before they can even get within webbing range. Despite this, they - like the Terror Ants - attack in swarms, which greatly reduces the effectiveness of killing all spiders before they get within range.

Assault Spiders can eventually evolve through confusing genetic manipulation into large reptilian creatures known as Dragons.

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