List of Spider-Slayers


List of Spider-Slayers

Spider-Slayer Mark I

The first Spider-Slayer commissioned. J. Jonah Jameson uses this Spider-Slayer to stalk Spider-Man across New York City. After a long chase and battle, the device ensnares Spider-Man. He manages to tear out some of its circuitry, causing it to shut down. Spider-Man left his costume and puppeteered it to taunt Jameson and Spencer Smythe.

Later, Peter Parker, while visiting Spencer Smythe, is attacked by the Spider-Slayer Mark I. While in the clutches of the Slayer; before Smythe could deduce Peter's identity as Spider-Man, Peter manages to pull a jar of spiders out of his pockets. He claims that him holding these spiders was the reason the Slayer attacked him. Later, when the Molten Man had rampaged through Smythe's lab, the Slayer reactivates and attacks Peter. Peter managed to shut-down the Slayer though escape its grasp.

Interestingly, the original Spider-Slayer was next seen among the robots and machines in the Reanimator's collection. Wolverine and Nova destroy the Spider-Slayer when the Reanimator attempts to use it against them.

Much later, Alistair Smythe recreated the Spider-Slayer Mark I, along with several other Spider-Slayers and uses them to attack Spider-Man, who manages to destroy all the Slayers.

The Spider-Slayer Mark I was seen among the various villains fought by Spider-Man on the large splash-page in "Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 500".

In "She-Hulk" Vol 2, #9, (Aug 2006), it is revealed this model Slayer had been stored in J. Jonah Jameson's attic. During a dinner to get to know his new daughter-in-law, the She-Hulk herself, various issues come to a head. Jameson snaps and using the Slayer, battles the She-Hulk inside his own house, causing much damage. She-Hulk swiftly demolishes the robot.

Powers and Abilities

The Spider-Slayer I was covered in a special chemical coating which stopped Spider-Man's webbing and clinging abilities from working against the Slayer. The Spider-Slayer I could also scale vertical surfaces and it also possessed several tentacles and coils which it could use to ensnare enemies. It was equipped with a special sensor device that homed in a target which possessed 'spider-impulses' though this is never fully explained. As a result, it will chase and ensare anything and anyone with the greatest amount of these characteristics, (which in most cases, is Spider-Man). The robot is basically humanoid in form and has a large monitor in the head which displays the operator, namely J. Jonah Jameson.

Appearances in Other Media

The Nineteen-Sixties Spider-Man animated series had a story that was a faithful adaptation of the first Spider-Slayer story, although the scientist was named Henry Smythe instead of Spencer Smythe.

Spider-Slayer Mark II

More humanoid than its predecessor, the Spider-Slayer Mark II was also more powerful as well. Spider-Man lures the Slayer into Smythe's lab. The sheer abundance of spiders in said lab causes the device to short-circuit.

The Spider-Slayer Mark II is among Alistair Smythe's army of Spider-Slayers which he uses against Spider-Man; The Spider-Slayer Mark II, along with the rest of the Spider-Slayers under Alistair's control were eventually destroyed by Spider-Man.

Powers and Abilities

The Spider-Slayer II possessed super-strength and like the Spider-Slayer I, it was covered in a chemical coating which caused it to be almost frictionless, meaning Spider-Man or his webbing couldn't stick to it. The Spider-Slayer II could also discharge an energy beam from its head called the "Destructo-Beam". Like its predecessor, it is remotely controlled and has the monitor which displays its operator.

Spider-Slayer Mark III

The Spider-Slayer Mark III was in the shape of a large spider; though the Spider-Slayer Mark III was powerful, Spider-Man managed too clog its web-shooters with his own and wrestle it to the ground. Unfortunately, the Slayer managed to knock Spider-Man unconscious; leaving the scene, the Slayer proceeded to steal some computer equipment for Smythe.

Upon invading Smythe's lab, Spider-Man managed to rewire the Spider-Slayer Mark III so the next time Smythe activated it, the Spider-Slayer Mark III exploded.

Another Spider-Slayer Mark III was used by Alistair Smythe against Spider-Man; This Spider-Slayer Mark III was eventually destroyed by Spider-Man, along with the rest of Alistair's revived Spider-Slayers.

Powers and Abilities

This Spider-Slayer was capable of utilizing a built-in web-shooter of its own, meaning it could ensnare enemies much like Spider-Man; it also possessed a large retractable blade which it could use as a weapon, it could also utilize this blade to cut Spider-Man's webbing. Like previous Spider-Slayers, this one was also covered in a non-stick coating meaning Spider-Man couldn't use his webbing effectively against it.

Spider-Slayer Mark IV

Basically a gigantic version of Spider-Slayer Mark III which was piloted by Smythe from the inside; the Spider-Slayer Mark IV managed to capture Spider-Man by ensnaring him in a web. Brought to Smythe's base, Spider-Man was left dangling up-side down while Smythe was directing his men to rob a bank. Breaking free, Spider-Man was attacked by the Spider-Slayer Mark IV. Without Smythe to pilot it though the Spider-Slayer Mark IV was much weaker, the Slayer was temporarily defeated when Spider-Man clogged its web-shooters and shut it down internally.

Defeating Smythe's henchmen who were robbing various banks, Spider-Man was once again attacked by the Spider-Slayer Mark IV, which was now piloted by Smythe. With little effort Spider-Man, defeated the device, it was revealed that while inside the machine, Spider-Man had messed with its circuitry, causing it too malfunction and shut-down in battle.

The Spider-Slayer Mark IV later ambushed Spider-Man, who was weakened from previous battles, as well as his own recent doubts- following a battle with the Jackal- over whether he was himself or his clone. However, when ensnared by the Slayer, Spider-Man realised- given that he instinctively thought of Mary Jane Watson while the clone would still love Gwen Stacy- that he was the real one, and subsequently managed to break free and smash open the Slayer's cockpit, knocking Smythe out.

The Spider-Slayer Mark IV was later revived by Alistair Smythe and used against Spider-Man; who subsequently destroyed it along with the rest of Alistair's Spider-Slayer army.

Powers and Abilities

Possessing the same abilities as Spider-Slayer Mark III, except on a larger scale, the Spider-Slayer Mark IV could also emit Ethyl Chloride spray to disorient victims.

Spider-Slayer(s) Mark V

Several robots in the form of the Kingpin, Sandman and the Vulture; these robots were sent by Smythe to weaken and psychologically disorientate Spider-Man. When each robot was defeated it would explode, minute acid capsules throughout their bodies leaving no trace of their presence, and thus leaving Spider-Man doubting his own sanity. After all three robots were defeated, Smythe attacked Spider-Man in the Spider-Slayer Mark IV.

Powers and Abilities

Each Spider-Slayer Mark V had somewhat weakened version of the powers of the villain the were based on. Each robot also possessed super-strength.

Spider-Slayer Mark VI

The first Spider-Slayer not created by Spencer Smythe, the Spider-Slayer Mark VI was created by Dr. Marla Madison and J. Jonah Jameson. Tracking down Spider-Man, the Spider-Slayer Mark VI engaged him in battle, as well as Will o' the Wisp who was at the scene at the time. Though powerful, this Spider-Slayer was destroyed when Spider-Man caused a statue of Prometheus to collapse on top of it, crushing it.

Despite the fact that it was not created by his father, Alistair Smythe had a duplicate of the Spider-Slayer Mark VI in his Spider-Slayer army. This new Spider-Slayer Mark VI was destroyed by Spider-Man. along with the rest of Alistair's Spider-Slayer army.

Powers and Abilities

Unlike previous Spider-Slayers, the Spider-Slayer Mark VI was controlled through mental commands transmitted through a special helmet, meaning the Spider-Slayer Mark VI had better reaction time than previous Spider-Slayers. The Spider-Slayer Mark VI also possessed super-strength, a web-shooter and a laser-cannon which shot "Impulse Beams".

Spider-Slayer Mark VII

Used by a dying Spencer Smythe, the Spider-Slayer Mark VII proved to be Smythe's most powerful creation. Battling Spider-Man atop the Empire State Building, the Spider-Slayer Mark VII proved to be more than a match for Spider-Man. It was only after Spider-Man knocked the Spider-Slayer Mark VII and himself off the building that it was destroyed, plummeting at extreme speed to the ground below.

Another Spider-Slayer Mark VII was apart of Alistair Smythe's Spider-Slayer army; unlike the original Spider-Slayer Mark VII, this new one proved to be somewhat pathetic in comparison, being easily destroyed by Spider-Man.

Powers and Abilities

The Spider-Slayer Mark VII possessed a large amount of weaponry and abilities; it possessed a web-cannon, laser-guns, metallic tentacles and coils and the ability to stick to surfaces. It was also created out of an extremely durable metal (possibly secondary adamantium) which rendered almost immune to physical damage. Like the Spider-Slayer Mark VI, the Spider-Slayer Mark VII could be controlled mentally.

Spider-Slayer Mark VIII

Though more of a battleship than a robot, the Spider-Slayer Mark VIII was created by Spencer Smythe's son, Alistair Smythe. Using the Spider-Slayer Mark VIII to kidnap Aunt May and Anna Watson, Smythe also attempted to use the device to kill Mary-Jane Watson, who he, somewhat ridiculously, believed to be Spider-Man (To buy time, she claimed to use an exo-suit created by aliens). Engaging the Spider-Slayer Mark VIII in battle, Spider-Man at first tried to short-circuit the ship by causing it to crash into a water tower. When this failed, Spider-Man managed to cause the ship to become entangled in some power-lines, which succeeded in causing the ship to short-out.

An unmanned version of the Spider-Slayer Mark VIII was later used as a part of Alistair's Spider-Slayer army. This new Spider-Slayer Mark VIII was destroyed by Spider-Man along with the rest of Alistair's Spider-Slayer.

Powers and Abilities

Piloted from the inside, the Spider-Slayer Mark VIII possessed several weapons, which included extendable claws, electrical whips and laser cannons. Unlike previous Spider-Slayers, the Spider-Slayer Mark VIII was shown to be capable of flying.

Spider-Slayer Mark IX

A gigantic robot, the Spider-Slayer IX was operated from within by the now crippled Alistair Smythe. Tracking down Spider-Man, Alistair was only briefly able to battle him as the Spider-Slayer Mark IX was damaged by a construction worker using a bulldozer. Alistair was forced to retreat from battle to repair the Spider-Slayer Mark IX.

Managing to track down Spider-Man once again, Alistair managed to severely beat him and almost drown him using the Spider-Slayer Mark IX. It was only when Alistair attempted to kill Mary-Jane that an enraged Spider-Man managed to tear apart the Spider-Slayer Mark IX and tear Alistair out of its cockpit.

Alistair later rebuilt the Spider-Slayer Mark IX and used it as a soldier in his Spider-Slayer army. The Spider-Slayer Mark IX, along with the rest of Alistair's Spider-Slayer army was later destroyed by Spider-Man.

Powers and Abilities

The Spider-Slayer Mark IX was extremely powerful, seen capable of tearing apart steel. The Spider-Slayer Mark IX also had extendable limbs and could shoot Ethyl Chloride from its fingers.

Spider-Slayer Mark X/"Ultimate Spider-Slayer"

The Spider-Slayer Mark X was in actuality Alistair Smythe himself, having, through self-inflicted mutations and cybernetic-implants, given himself superpowers.

Appearance in Media

After Alistair's spider-slayers failed to kill Spider-Man, Kingpin had him turned into the "Ultimate Spider-Slayer"

Spider-Slayer Mark XI/"Alien"

A semi-humanoid being, the Spider-Slayer Mark XI was the first Spider-Slayer to attack Spider-Man in the "Invasion of the Spider-Slayers" saga. Attacking Spider-Man while he was swinging through town, the Spider-Slayer Mark XI was close to eviscerating Spider-Man until a nearby construction worker managed to decapitate it using a jackhammer.

Alistair later rebuilt the Spider-Slayer Mark XI to be used in his Spider-Slayer army. The Spider-Slayer Mark XI was destroyed once again by Spider-Man, who destroyed the rest of Alistair's Spider-Slayer army as well.

Powers and Abilities

The Spider-Slayer Mark XI was extremely fast and agile, it also had a large amount of spikes emitting from its body. It also possessed several foot-long claws.

Spider-Slayer Mark XII/"Birdy"

A giant, robotic bird, the Spider-Slayer Mark XII attacked Central Park while Peter Parker was there with his parents. Changing into Spider-Man, the Spider-Slayer Mark XII was easily defeated when Spider-Man smashed its head in.

The Spider-Slayer Mark XII was later rebuilt by Alistair Smythe, who used it as a soldier in his Spider-Slayer. This second Spider-Slayer Mark XII was destroyed by Spider-Man along with the rest of Alistair Smythe's Spider-Slayer army.

Powers and Abilities

The Spider-Slayer Mark XII, along with being able to fly, was capable of shooting bolts of electricity from its mouth. It also had several retractable, bladed tentacle on its back. He was Spider-Man's brother

Spider-Slayer Mark XIII/"Dark Iron Man"

A large, imposing humanoid Spider-Slayer, the Spider-Slayer Mark XIII attacked Spider-Man while he was in the middle of a battle with Electro. After a long fight, Spider-Man managed to destroy the Spider-Slayer Mark XIII by trapping it in building that was set to be demolished. The building subsequently collapsed before the Spider-Slayer Mark XIII could escape.

The Spider-Slayer Mark XIII was rebuilt by Alistair to be used in his Spider-Slayer army. It was destroyed once again by Spider-Man, along with the rest of Alistair's Spider-Slayer army.

Powers and Abilities

The Spider-Slayer Mark XIII was capable of flight and possessed super-strength, it could also fire lasers from its head and arm, which was a laser-cannon.

Spider-Slayer Mark XIV/"Amoeboid 2"

A biological-looking robot, the Spider-Slayer Mark XIV was remake of one of Dr. Mendel Stromm's old robots, the "Amoeboid". Attacking Spider-Man while he and the Black Cat were battling the Scorpion. The Spider-Slayer Mark XIV snared Spider-Man in its tentacles and began to suffocate him. It was only when the Scorpion accidentally impaled the Spider-Slayer Mark XIV with his electrically-charged stinger that the Spider-Slayer Mark XIV was destroyed. The feedback from his attack left the Scorpion unconscious as well.

The Spider-Slayer Mark XIV was later rebuilt by Alistair as a member of his Spider-Slayer army. The new Spider-Slayer Mark XIV was later destroyed by Spider-Man, along with the rest of Alistair's Spider-Slayer army.

Powers and Abilities

The Spider-Slayer Mark XIV was capable of stretching its body to extreme lengths, it could also entrap enemies within itself, suffocating them. Its body was also extremely malleable, allowing it to twist and warp its shape.

Spider-Slayer Mark XV/"Tri-Head"

A robot designed by Max Young, but built by Alistair Smythe, the Spider-Slayer Mark XV was interesting because it, unlike previous Spider-Slayers, possessed artificial intelligence and three personalities. Attacking Spider-Man and Black Cat at a prison, the Spider-Slayer Mark XV seemed to have the upper-hand, until Spider-Man caused the robots head to quarrel with one another; in the end, the Spider-Slayer Mark XV blew-up its own head.

Another Spider-Slayer Mark XV, this one lacking a mind(s), was created by Alistair to be a soldier in his Spider-Slayer army. This Spider-Slayer Mark XV was destroyed once again by Spider-Man.

Powers and Abilities

The Spider-Slayer Mark XV could fly through the use of a jetpac, could shoot energy beams out of its fingers and possessed super-strength. It also had several hook-ended tentacles.

Appearances in Other Media

Spider-Slayer Mark XV was featured in at least two episodes of , although on the show Spider-Slayer Mark XV was called the "Mega-Slayer" and didn't possess any artificial intelligence.

Spider-Slayer Mark XVI/"Black Widow"

Attacking Spider-Man and Black Cat while the two were on a building, the Spider-Slayer Mark XVI was easily defeated when the Black Cat cut the web-line it was hanging from, causing it to fall off the building.

Surviving its fall, the Spider-Slayer Mark XVI combined with Spider-Slayer Mark XVII and Spider-Slayer Mark XVIII to create one giant robot. This amalgamation of Spider-Slayers was later destroyed when Spider-Man jammed a live cable into its circuitry.

Another Spider-Slayer Mark XVI was apart of Alistair Smythe's Spider-Slayer army. Along with the rest of Alistair's Spider-Slayer army, the new Spider-Slayer Mark XVI was destroyed by Spider-Man.

Powers and Abilities

The Spider-Slayer Mark XVI had razor sharp legs, it could also spin webs and stick to surfaces.

Appearances in Other Media

Spider-Slayer Mark XVI appeared in , as did Spider-Slayer Mark XVII and Spider-Slayer Mark XVIII. Unlike in the comics, the Spider-Slayer Mark XVI was created by Spencer Smythe instead of Alistair.

Spider-Slayer Mark XVII/"Tarantula"

A giant robotic tarantula, Spider-Slayer Mark XVII attacked Spider-Man and Black Cat along with the Spider-Slayer Mark XVIII. Shortly after appearing, Spider-Slayer Mark XVII was thrown from a building.

Surviving this fall, Spider-Slayer Mark XVII combined with Spider-Slayers Spider-Slayer Mark XVI and Spider-Slayer Mark XVIII to create an enormous robot. This giant "Super-Slayer" was eventually destroyed when Spider-Man jammed a live-cable into its circuitry.

Another Spider-Slayer Mark XVII was apart of Alistair Smythe's Spider-Slayer army. Along with the rest of Alistair's Spider-Slayer army, the new Spider-Slayer Mark XVII was destroyed by Spider-Man.

Powers and Abilities

Spider-Slayer Mark XVII could jump extremely large distances and shoot webbing. It also, oddly, had pincers.

Appearances in Other Media

Spider-Slayer Mark XVII appeared in , as did Spider-Slayer Mark XVI and Spider-Slayer Mark XVIII. Unlike in the comics, the Spider-Slayer Mark XVII was created by Spencer Smythe instead of Alistair.

Spider-Slayer Mark XVIII/"Scorpion"

A giant robotic scorpion, Spider-Slayer Mark XVIII attacked Spider-Man and the Black Cat with Spider-Slayer Mark XVII. After being thrown from a building, Spider-Slayer Mark XVIII merged with Spider-Slayer Mark XVI and Spider-Slayer Mark XVII to create an enormous robot.

This combination of Spider-Slayers was destroyed when Spider-Man jammed a live-cable into its circuitry, causing it to catch fire internally.

Another Spider-Slayer Mark XVIII was apart of Alistair Smythe's Spider-Slayer army. Along with the rest of Alistair's Spider-Slayer army, the new Spider-Slayer Mark XVIII was destroyed by Spider-Man.

Powers and Abilities

Spider-Slayer Mark XVIII was capable of shooting laser blasts from its "stinger", its pincers were also super-powerful.

Appearances in Other Media

Spider-Slayer Mark XVIII appeared in , as did Spider-Slayer Mark XVI and Spider-Slayer Mark XVII. Unlike in the comics, the Spider-Slayer Mark XVIII was created by Spencer Smythe instead of Alistair.

Spider-Slayer Mark XIX

A soldier in Alistair Smythe's last army of Spider-Slayers, Spider-Slayer Mark XIX was humanoid with six-arms. Attempting to attack Aunt May's house, Spider-Slayer Mark XIX was tied up with webbing and subsequently smashed apart by Spider-Man.

Powers and Abilities

Spider-Slayer Mark XIX possessed super-strength, it could also stick to surfaces and fire energy beams from its head and hands.

Spider-Slayer Mark XX

Recently seen in the "Secret War" crossover, who built this Spider-Slayer is unknown, but it is possible it was either Lucia van Burdas or the Tinkerer. Aiding several dozen supervillains in combat during the Secret War, the status of Spider-Slayer Mark XX is currently unknown.

Powers and Abilities

The full extent of Spider-Slayer Mark XX is unknown, so far the only power it was shown utilising was the ability to shoot lasers and spit acid.

Mini-Slayers

Small spider-like robots used by Alistair to spy on Spider-Man, individually Mini-Slayers are weak, though they can be a nuisance in large numbers.

Alistair, deciding to get some outside help, hired the Scorpion to assassinate J. Jonah Jameson. To aid Scorpion in this mission, Alistair had hundreds of Mini-Slayers follow him to the Daily Bugle.

While battling Spider-Man and She-Hulk, these Mini-Slayers combined together to make a blob-like entity which was eventually destroyed.

Powers and Abilities

The Mini-Slayers are capable of sensing Spider-Man's location and adhering to surfaces. They can also connect to each other to form a larger, more powerful robot.

"Cyber-Slayers"

Cybernetic beings created by Alistair Smythe to be used against Lady Octopus and the Scarlet Spider. The Cyber-Slayers were eventually deactivated when the visor that controlled them was destroyed in three-way fight between Lady Octopus, Alistair Smythe and the Scarlet Spider.

Powers and Abilities

The Cyber-Slayers were super-powerful and capable of shooting lasers, they also had several spikes protruding their bodies.

Alternate Reality Spider-Slayers

MC2

In the MC2 universe, Spider-Girl, Spider-Man's future daughter is sent back in time encounters the original Spider-Slayer and after some confusion involving Spider-Man and the Human Torch, Spider-Girl managed to defeat the Slayer in a manner not too dissimilar to the way Spider-Man originally did.

Spider-Man: The Movie

This game, based on the Spider-Man movie featured Spider-Slayers which resembled simple mechanical spiders which were created by Oscorp.

Ultimate Universe

In the Ultimate Spider-Man universe, Spider-Slayers were first mentioned by Nick Fury at the end of "Ultimate Spider-Man #99". Fury sends out the Slayers after seeing the Ultimate Scorpion/Peter clone in the Baxter Building, telling the dispatcher to send the Slayers and a cleanup crew to Queens, "because (it was) gonna be messy,".

They are seen towards the end of issue #100, led by Nick Fury, and surrounding Peter's house. In Ultimate Marvel continuity, the Spider-Slayers are tall (about eight feet) robots that balance on a large sphere, wield two arm-cannons, and have a sphere for their heads. They turned out in fact not to be manned but controlled remotely by the Ultimate Tinkerer, and were also able to level a pulse beam that knocked out the Ultimate Carnage.

References

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