ARACHNID

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Chariot Bug

Designation: Schizopel; Species: Unclassified arthropod; Type: Alien
Length: 5 ft (1.5 m, est); Weight: 484 lb (220 kg)
Attributes: Bite, exoskeleton, hive mind, subterranean
Powers: None revealed
Intelligence: Crafty (hive mind); Land Speed: 22 mph (35 km/h)
Kaiju Level: Zero (lightweight)Weakness(es): None revealed
Allies: Arachnids; Enemies: Humanity
Film: Starship Troopers (1997)
Discovered by:
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Additional Data:
Alien Species Wiki
Starship Troopers Net
Description: Chariot Bugs are the porters of the Arachnids. They have no exceptional abilities, and are simply big strong roaches that carry goods from place to place. They also haul the bulky Brain Bugs wherever they need to go.
Reviews:
Roger Ebert
1,000 Misspent Hours
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Warrior Bug

Designation: Uropygi; Species: Unclassified arthropod; Type: Alien
Height: 7 ft (2 m, est); Length: 12 ft (4 m, est); Weight: 1,210 lb (550 kg)
Attributes: Mandibles, claws, exoskeleton, hive mind, subterranean
Powers: None revealed
Intelligence: Crafty (hive mind); Land Speed: 40 mph (64 km/h)
Kaiju Level: Zero (lightweight); Weakness(es): None revealed
Allies: Arachnids; Enemies: Humanity
Film: Starship Troopers (1997)
Discovered by:
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Additional Data:
Alien Species Wiki
Starship Troopers Net
Description: The Warrior Bugs are the front-line soldiers of the Arachnid alien forces, deployed by the thousands to defend their home planet from evil invading Earth marines. They have a nasty bite capable of chomping a human in half with ease, and sharp forelegs just perfect for impaling.
Reviews:
Roger Ebert
1,000 Misspent Hours
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Hopper Bug

Designation: Opiliones; Species: Unclassified arthropod; Type: Alien
Height: 7 ft (2 m, est); Length: 12 ft (4 m, est); Weight: 1,065 lb (485 kg)
Attributes: Claws, tail, exoskeleton, hive mind, leaper, glider, subterranean
Powers: None revealed
Intelligence: Crafty (hive mind); Air Speed: 212 mph (341 km/h)
Kaiju Level: Zero (lightweight); Weakness(es): None revealed
Allies: Arachnids; Enemies: Humanity
Film: Starship Troopers (1997)
Discovered by:
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Additional Data:
Alien Species Wiki
Starship Troopers Net
Description: Hopper Bugs are the air support for the Arachnids; excellent jumpers and capable of unsustained flight. They are lightly armored and highly maneuverable, with sharp claws and a deadly pincer tail. They are used by the Bugs for quick hit-and-run attacks.
Reviews:
Roger Ebert
1,000 Misspent Hours
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Tanker Bug

Designation: Amblypygli; Species: Unclassified arthropod; Type Alien
Length: 25 ft (8 m, est); Weight: 3.5 tons
Attributes: Claws, exoskeleton, hive mind, burrower, subterranean
Powers: Flamethrower
Intelligence: Animal; Ground Speed: 22 mph (35 km/h)
Kaiju Level: One (welterweight); Weakness(es): None revealed
Allies: Arachnids; Enemies: Humanity
Film: Starship Troopers (1997)
Landfall in:
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Additional Data:
Alien Species Wiki
Starship Troopers Net
Description: The Tanker Bug is the heavy armor of the Arachnids. It has a thick carapace and can launch a stream of corrosive acid from its head, and it is also a capable burrower. These monsters killed many human invaders, and can absorb a lot of damage before going down.
Reviews:
Roger Ebert
1,000 Misspent Hours
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Plasma Bug

Designation: Solifugae; Species: Unclassified arthropod; Type: Super-powered alien
Length: 70 ft (21 m, est); Weight: 7 tons
Attributes: Exoskeleton, hive mind, subterranean
Powers: Plasma burst
Intelligence: Crafty (hive mind); Land Speed: 1 mph (2 km/h)
Kaiju Level: Zero (lightweight); Weakness(es): None revealed
Allies: Arachnids; Enemies: Humanity
Film: Starship Troopers (1997)
Discovered by:
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Additional Data:
Alien Species Wiki
Starship Troopers Net


Description: Plasma Bugs are the anti-aircraft and artillery of the Arachnids, aliens that counter-attacked the Earth (in Argentina) with asteroids in 1997. These bugs can fire a plasma burst from their abdomen capable of destroying capital starships; these bursts are thought to be guided by the hive mind. If the Arachnids were able to place them on a planet in our solar system, the prognosis would be negative.
Reviews:
Roger Ebert
1,000 Misspent Hours


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Brain Bug

Designation: Cerebus rex; Species: Unclassified arthropod; Type: Alien
Length: 18 ft (5 m, est); Weight: 2 tons (est)
Attributes: Mandible probe, hive mind, subterranean
Powers: Memory ingestion
Intelligence: Exceptional (hive mind); Land Speed: Slow
Kaiju Level: Zero (lightweight); Weakness(es): None revealed
Allies: Arachnids; Enemies: Humanity
Film: Starship Troopers (1997)
Discovered by:
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Additional Data:
Alien Species Wiki
Starship Troopers Net


Description: Brain Bugs are the smartest of the Arachnids, peaceful aliens that counter attacked the Earth in Buenos Aries (Argentina) of all places in 1997. It is believed that Brain Bugs coordinate Bug attacks; they also gather intelligence from human enemy combatants by inserting a mandible probe into their squishy brain. Brain Bugs are slow and ponderous, so they are often carried from place to place by Chariot Bugs.
Reviews:
Roger Ebert
1,000 Misspent Hours


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Arachnid

Species: Unclassified alien-spider hybrid; Type: Mutant
Leg Span: 20 ft (6 m, est); Weight: 2 tons (est)
Attributes: Venomous fangs, web spinner, wall crawler
Powers: None revealed
Intelligence: Crafty; Land Speed: Fast
Kaiju Level: Zero (lightweight); Weakness(es): None revealed
Allies: Spiders; Enemies: Humanity
Film: Arachnid (2001)
Discovered by:
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Additional Data:
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Description: These Giant Spiders were mutated after feeding on a shipwrecked alien; this resulted in them reaching generous proportions and acquiring a taste for human flesh.
Review:
McBastard's Mausoleum

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