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The Spider is the boss of the Chapter 1. He is located in Snakemouth Den and, intentionally or not, guards the Ancient Mask.

The Spider is considered a lesser bug, and is incapable of coherent speech. During the course of Chapter 1, he attacks Vi and Kabbu in two separate (cutscene-like) fights, and a final fight at the end of the chapter with the full party.

Spy Logs
Bestiary The ender of journeys, this vicious Spider made Snakemouth Den its hunting ground while guarding an ancient artifact. Seemingly immortal, it haunted the cave for countless moons before being defeated by a trio of explorers. Although it is now gone, the stories of bugs trapped in its web will haunt explorers forever.
Kabbu We meet again... you vicious affront to bugkind. For all the suffering you've caused, I...no, WE will see to your end! I'll rely on the others to knock the beast down when I can't reach it. And use my skills to protect them from damage!
Vi This spider...just gets scarier the more I look at it. but I'm not going to run away this time! I'll knock it out of the sky whenever it climbs up its web. Let's beat it up and get that treasure!
Leif This may be unbecoming of us but... After so long, we're going to get revenge. For all the time we spent on that cocoon... you will suffer tenfold! As long as Vi keeps it knocked down, we will attack it without a hint of mercy!

Battle Information

Spider is battled three times over the course of Chapter 1.

Encounter 1

In the first battle, Kabbu is alone as Vi had retreated from the encounter. Spider is scripted to use his bite attack on the first turn, and then he will hang from a web and use his poison spit on the second turn.

Kabbu must survive two turns of attacks before the battle ends automatically.

Encounter 2

In the second battle, Kabbu and Vi must destroy the Web behind Spider that contains Leif. Once the Web is destroyed, the battle ends automatically.

In both of these encounters, Spider cannot be harmed, as he has 99 defense and 999 HP. He also cannot be Spied in these encounters.

Encounter 3

In the third encounter, the team has become stronger and has Leif as well, allowing them to defeat it.

Spider will attack twice every round from the start of the battle. When he reaches half of its health, he will summon an Inichas in front of him and a Jellyshroom behind him. He will break out of any movement impeding status effects as he does this. Additionally, his Poison Spit attack will fire twice instead of once.

Using one of his turns, Spider can hang from the ceiling using a web, making him airborne.


  • The Spider is referred to as "Spuder" within the game's files and in the title of its boss theme.
  • In the Bug Fables demo, the Spider can be refought by entering the large door in Snakemouth Den after finishing the demo chapter.
    • In the full version, this door instead leads to the entrance of Upper Snakemouth.
  • The Spider appears to be a cross orb weaver spider.

Bestiary icon.png Bosses
Chapter 1 Spider
Chapter 2 Acolyte AriaZasp and MothivaVenus' Guardian
Chapter 3 AhoneynationHeavy Drone B-33
Chapter 4 AstothelesDune ScorpionThe Watcher
Chapter 5 The BeastGeneral Ultimax
Chapter 6 Primal WeevilCross and PoiZasp and MothivaULTIMAX Tank
Chapter 7 Wasp KingThe Everlasting King
Quest Monsieur ScarletCenn and PisciKabbu and KaliBroodmotherZommothRizTeam MakiMother ChomperStratos and Delilah
Bounty DevourerTidal WyrmSeedling KingFalse MonarchPeacock Spider