Category: Spider, Arachnid, Animal, Mutant Animal
Origin: Taft’s Exotic Spider Farm
Habitat: McCormick Gold Mines underneath Prosperity, AZ
General Description: Various species of spiders mutated to become monstrous in size after consuming crickets contaminated with Viroanol chemicals.
Friends, Associates, and Sidekicks: None
Sworn Enemies: Chris McCormick and Sheriff Samantha Parker
Special Powers: Huge size, amazing speed, ability to walk on walls and ceilings, excellent jumping skills among some species.
Weapons of Choice: Spider fangs
Weaknesses: Eight-Legged Freaks are not bullet-proof... nor are they spear-proof, knife-proof, etc…
Hobbies: Eating cats, dogs, ostriches, and of course humans.
Pet Peeves: Ultra sensitive sense of smell makes them susceptible to perfume.
Best Lines: N/A
Total Estimated Power Rating: 7
1 Intellect Points + 5 Base Physical Strength Points + 1 Shock Point
Danger Level: Extremely high. If a giant spider were to succeed in spinning his web cocoon around you, your best hope would be that you were captured to be given as a gift to an even more giant female spider. That would give you a few additional hours to live. Subsequently you would be injected with acidic juices, digested from the inside out, and devoured. If the female were to like the taste of your flesh she could mate with the male spider that had captured you. Think of yourself as a human corpse version of Valentine’s Day box of chocolates or what not. Every spider kiss begins with a cocooned human meat soup.
Identification: They look like ordinary spiders only much, much bigger.
How to Avoid: Eight-Legged Freaks are attracted by noise. Any noise. Be quiet at all times. Donate your TV somewhere. Never listen to music. A giant spider might be crawling down your street right now and that loud breathing of yours might attract him to your house instead of your neighbor’s. Also try wearing a lot of perfume. At all times. Your family will eventually get used to it, but the Eight-Legged Freaks never will. They hate the stuff. Word on the street is that they hate JLo Glow the most, but these reports have not yet been confirmed.
Suggested Actions in Case of Encounter: Remember that unlike many of their smaller relatives Eight-Legged Freaks do not spin webs waiting for the pray to come to them. These guys are all action and hunt like a pack of rabid dogs, in cooperation with one another even if they happen to belong to different species. The best advice I can give is to jump into your nuclear fallout shelter at the first sign of Eight-Legged Freaks attack. If you don’t have a fallout shelter nearby – start digging one now.
Suggested Killing Techniques: Act before being covered in spider web, which would inhibit your movements making any further self-defense attempts entirely useless. Grab a weapon and try to physically kill the freak. Don’t worry about the green slime that will come pouring out once the exoskeleton is punctured – the slime is not poisonous. Remember that the Eight-Legged Freaks are extremely fast and failure to react to the situation quickly might cost you your life.
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Movies and Books Featuring the Character:
- Eight Legged Freaks (2002)