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Classification

B.O.W. Model: "Web Spinner"
Base Organism: Spider (various)

Category: Arachnid / Tarantula
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Suborder: Mygalomorphae

Family: Theraphosidae
Subfamily:Ornithoctoninae
Genus: Haplopelma
Species: ???

Traits

Length: 200-300cm
Height: 60cm
Width [including legs]: 200cm

Title

Web Spinner

The Web Spinner was a large venomous spider-based B.O.W. (Bio Organic Weapon) developed by the Umbrella Corporation in early experiments with the t-virus aiming to find a viable B.O.W. host. 1

History

Among those in the Arthropoda class, which includes insects that prosper everywhere on the earth, the spider family is a successful species. The reason is variety. Spider species are distributed from dry desert zones to tropical jungles and cold regions, and amount to only about thirty thousand currently confirmed species with a capability for extraordinary environmental adaptation. Due to this quality and the fact that gene manipulation was easily performed on organisms with primitive body structures, research using insects was actively conducted in the early stages of the t-Virus Project. 2

The Web Spinner was one such B.O.W. developed at that time. Rewriting of DNA by the t-virus caused the spider to become gigantic with no slowing down, but it lacked practicality as a weapon due to low intelligence and weapons research was aborted and discontinued. Spiders fully demonstrated their adaptation ability again under the influence of the t-virus. Their growth and ferociousness made them difficult to kill and they evolved into a new species with a more rapidly intensified poisonous nature as well as an enhanced breeding capability. Since the spider's form was perfect from an evolutionary standpoint, there was no change in physical appearance beyond growth. 3

Its offensive ability as a weapon was low but it was studied as a B.O.W. intermediary weapon due to the unique mobility of spiders to walk along outer walls and ceilings and improved breeding ability with female spiders producing a large quantity of Little Spiders, enabling virus dispersal to various places. Despite primary weapons research being discontinued, the t-virus α strain prototype inseparable from the success of later B.O.W.'s was discovered in Web Spinner test subjects after undergoing recombination. The Web Spinners were disposed of leaving only several subjects for data use, but one subject escaped and survived in the courtyard basement, continuing to grow. Furthermore, its body became huge and it was nicknamed the Black Tiger, and this Web Spinner began attacking humans and was feared among the researchers. A large venomous spider infected by the t-virus through secondary means is known as a Giant Spider. 4

In a situation where the virus could be spread indiscriminately, maximum effectiveness as a weapon was expected. In addition, they were cheap compared to other B.O.W.'s and were particularly popular with illegal organizations which couldn't have a formal armed forces. Following the t-virus leak in the Arklay Laboratory on May 11, 1998, the Web Spinner test subjects retained for data use managed to escape and began preying on facility personnel and the surrounding wildlife. They were encountered by S.T.A.R.S. (Special Tactics and Rescue Service).

In 2010, a bioterrorist attack utilizing several Web Spinners was perpetrated in an American mall and resolved by the BSAA (Bioterrorism Security Assessment Alliance) North America Branch.

Attributes

The Web Spinner was large and aggressive but its behavior pattern was the same as that of a normal spider. External control was ineffective due to a lack of intelligence and since it had a characteristic to supplement its diet using prey that happened to pass by in its territory, if it was used as a B.O.W. there was consideration for a method of releasing it into a field of operation and letting it attack dictated by its instinct. Its repulsive appearance and the prevalence of arachnophobia also had the effect of causing opponents to panic.

It spat a highly acidic venom on prey to weaken before pressing down using its forelimbs and eating them. It could also directly bash an enemy with its large legs. In accordance with the name Web Spinner, it possessed a spinning gland to make thread but fundamentally couldn't make nests. However, according to the only report, the Black Tiger spread a considerably large nest in a room of the courtyard's underground passage. Some Giant Spiders have also been confirmed to be able to make nests. The Web Spinner hanged on ceilings and patiently waited for food. If prey passed by, it would suddenly pounce from above to trap it. 5

Footnotes

  1. 1. Web Spinner Notes
  2. 2. BIOHAZARD 3 LAST ESCAPE Official Guidebook - Fulfillment Of Her Escape (Page 139)
  3. 3. biohazard Kaitai Shinsho (Page 068)
  4. 4. BIO HAZARD Directors Cut -Inside of BIO HAZARD- (Page 048-049)
  5. 5. BIOHAZARD UMBRELLA CHRONICLES ART OF ARTS (Page 054)