Spideros

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Spideros
Spideros in Zone Fighter
Subtitle(s) Spider-Type Terror-Beast
(蜘蛛型恐獣,   Kumogata Kyōjū)[1]
Height 70 meters[2]
Weight 73,000 metric tons[2]
Place(s) of emergence Planet Garoga[1]
Allies Garoborg
Enemies Zone Fighter, Godzilla
First appearance Zone Fighter episode 9, "Search for the Secret of the Red Spider!"
Latest appearance Zone Fighter episode 25, "Carnage! Zone & Godzilla vs. the Allied Terror-Beast Forces!"
Roar(s)

Spideros (スパイダウロス,   Supaidaurosu) is a spider kaiju created by Toho that first appeared in the episode 9 of the 1973 tokusatsu kaiju show Zone Fighter, titled "Search for the Secret of the Red Spider!"

Design

Spideros is bipedal with three pairs of arms, and the majority of its body is covered in black and yellow-striped fur. It has an orange, insectoid head with a single row of three long spikes and a pair of yellow eyes; a dark grey, smooth torso with red abs on its front and a single orange spike on its back; a pair of main arms with four orange claws on each hand and two pairs of thinner arms that have pincers of the same color; a pair of thick legs with a single curved claw on each foot; and a round abdomen with one row of three orange spikes and two rows of three yellow spots going down its topside.

History

Zone Fighter

"Search for the Secret of the Red Spider!"

After the Garoga Spider drinks blood from a gorilla, transforming it into Garoga Gorilla, the Garogas launch a Terror-Beast missile, containing the arachnid kaiju Spideros. Spideros didn't seem like much of a threat at first but it managed to trap Zone Fighter in its web-spray. Zone Angel and Zone Junior arrived in the nick of time and burned the webbing away with their beams and recharged Zone Fighter with the Beam Lamps. Zone Fighter then went on to defeat Spideros reasonably easily.

"The Terror-Beast Base: Invade the Earth!"

Spideros briefly appears via flashback as the Garogas contemplate the many defeats they have suffered at the hands of Zone Fighter, exploding as he is hit by an unseen attack. Strangely, this Spideros has only two arms and blue stripes.

"Carnage! Zone & Godzilla vs. the Allied Terror-Beast Forces!"

A second Spideros would return and fight Zone Fighter and Godzilla along with fellow Terro-Beast Garoborg before it was finished off by Godzilla once and for all.

Abilities

Silver thread

Spideros can fire silver thread (銀色糸,   gin'iro ito)[3] from its mouth, which was able to immobilize Zone Fighter in a matter of seconds. However, it was completely dissolved by beams fired by Zone Angel and Zone Junior.

Venomous horns

According to All Kaiju Kaijin (First Volume), Spideros' horns are venomous, with even one prick being able to take down an opponent.[3] Although Spideros attempted to impale Zone Fighter with its horns, it was unable to land a single stab with them.

Flight

Spideros is capable of gliding flight; its means of propulsion unknown. It used its flight in order to attack Zone Fighter, flying around while attacking with its claws and horns.

Lasers

Spideros can fire a trio of red lasers from its mouth which knocked Hikaru off his feet but otherwise left him unharmed.

Parachutes

After being deployed and bursting from the Terror-Beast Missile, Spideros slowly descended to the ground with the help of three parachutes which detached upon landing.

Roar

Spideros reuses roars from the Return of Ultraman kaiju Ghostron.

Gallery

Main article: Spideros/Gallery.

References

This is a list of references for Spideros. These citations are used to identify the reliable sources on which this article is based. These references appear inside articles in the form of superscript numbers, which look like this: [1]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Matsui, Satoshi, ed. (28 July 2014). Toho Special Effects All Monster Encyclopedia. Shogakukan. p. 135. ISBN 978-4-09-682090-2.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Ballard, Jim M. (14 November 2009). "ZONE FIGHTER Series Guide". SciFi Japan. Archived from the original on 1 March 2021.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Sakai, Yukio, ed. (24 March 1990). All Kaiju Kaijin (First Volume). Keibunsha. p. 210. ISBN 4-7669-0962-3.

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