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And that's why I now prefer to work alone. It's so sad when bad things happen to those close to you. But don't get me wrong. I fully intend to snap out your spark, and believe me, I will make it hurt! But that won't compare to the pain you'll feel of knowing I'm adding your human to my collection!
~ Airachnid emotionally torturing Arcee.
When you extinguish my spark, make it hurt. You know I would extend that courtesy to you.
~ Airachnid upon being cornered by Arcee.

Airachnid is a recurring antagonist in the TV show Transformers: Prime, acting as one of two secondary antagonists (alongside Starscream) of Season 1, a supporting antagonist in Season 2 and a minor antagonist in Season 3.

She was a former Decepticon and Megatron's rogue commander who left the group and decided to hunt endangered species just for the thrill of hunting. She originally took the form of a half-spider creature, but recently, in order for her to escape, she took the form of a helicopter. She is also Arcee's arch-nemesis, due to murdering her first partner, Tailgate and hunting her human partner, Jack, like an animal.

She was voiced by Gina Torres, who also played Jasmine in the Buffy the Vampire Slayer spin-off Angel and voiced Superwoman in Justice League: Crisis on Two-Earths (later reprising the same role in Lego DC Super-Villains).

History

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What Makes Her Pure Evil?

  • Captured Arcee and physically tortured her in an attempt to know the Autobots' coordinates. When she resisted, Airachnid emotionally tortured Arcee by killing her partner, Tailgate, right in front of her. She would've killed Arcee too had Bumblebee and Cliffjumper not intervened to rescue her.
  • Plotted to wipe out rare species.
  • Planned to kill everyone on Earth.
  • Threatened to kill Arcee.
    • Further emotionally tortured Arcee by threating to kill her new partner, Jack Darby.
  • Chased Jack with the intent to kill him and take his head as a trophy.
    • Further toyed with Jack's fear by purposefully prolonging their chase.
  • Partnered with Silas and MECH to get revenge on Jack and Arcee for destroying her ship and injuring her. MECH would lure Jack and Arcee into a trap, and in return, she promised to give MECH Arcee's body for study.
  • When MECH kidnapped Jack's mother, June Darby, Airachnid revealed to Jack her plans of revenge were to make Jack watch as she killed his mother. She called it "the sweetest revenge I can possibly devise".
  • Despite giving Jack a chance to rescue his mother, she only did it to toy with Jack's fear for his mother's life.
    • Furthermore, she was purposefully vague on her instructions in order to decrease his chances of succeeding. So when he failed to meet her requirements, she sadistically restrained him to witness "the Horror Show" (her attempt to kill his mother).
  • When she was ordered by Megatron to team up with Starscream to locate an old Decepticon weapon, she restrained and abandoned Starscream to be captured by The Autobots in order to usurp his position as Megatron's Second-in-command.
  • Attempted to usurp Megatron's leadership and abandon him on Earth.
  • Incited Breakdown by repeatedly making puns related to his missing eye. Then killed him and mutated his body. (It's unconfirmed whether it was before or after killing him, but horrific either way).
  • Betrayed Megatron and attempted to kill him with her Insecticons, twice.
  • Attempted to eradicate both the Decepticons and Autobots with her Insecticon army.
  • Killed Silas, who is also Pure Evil, after he freed her from her stasis pod.
  • Did not hesitate to drain the Energon from her Insecticon army.

Trivia

  • Airachnid is arguably one of the most evil and vile characters in all of Transformers media, due to how she has slaughtered countless alien creatures and several characters like Tailgate, Breakdown and Silas and how she has the goal of overthrowing Megatron and destroying both the Autobots and the Decepticons.
  • To date, she is the only female villain from the Transformers series to be Pure Evil.
  • While she is Pure Evil in the English, Korean and Spanish dubs, her personality in the Japanese dub is completely different from her US interpretation. Said dub shows that she is a bubbly, giggling, high-strung chatterbox that is obsessed with collecting handsome boys as trophies and has a crush on Jack, meaning she has redeeming qualities there.
  • She based on Blackarachnia from Transformers: Beast Wars, Beast Machine, and Transformers: Animated.
  • She, Silas and Unicron are the only Transformers: Prime Pure Evils.

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Generation One Continuity
Unicron | Megatron | Tarantulas

Animated
Lockdown | Megatron

Aligned Continuity
Airachnid | Silas | Unicron

Cyberverse
Starscream | Megatron X | Trypticon | Soundblaster

Movies
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen: The Fallen
Transformers: Age of Extinction: Harold Attinger

Fanon
Dark Predaking

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