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{{Infobox creature
|name = Black Widow
|jp name =
|image =[[File:Black Widow.jpg|250px]]
|doc = [[1998]]
|via = Primary [[t-Virus]] infection
|based = Spider
|length =
|purpose = Experimental B.O.W.
|status =
The '''Black Widow''' was a [[Bio Organic Weapon]] (B.O.W.) produced by [[Umbrella Corporation|Umbrella]] as part of their development program into Arachnid-based weaponry.
A large mutated spider created from the [[T-Virus]] which appears in [[Resident Evil - CODE: Veronica]], [[Resident Evil: Survivor 2 - CODE: Veronica]], and [[Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles]]. This spider was created as a [[B.O.W.]] using the battle data gathered from the [[Web Spinner]]. Like the Web Spinner, this spider can scale walls and ceilings, spit venom at it's prey and run at considerable speeds. It is, however, much more durable, taking more ammunition to kill. These spiders can be found on [[Rockfort Island]] and the [[Antarctic Research Facility]] where it appears they were being created. When the player attacks these spiders, the spinnerets will occasionally be blown off and the black widow will be able to move much faster and jump at the player repeatedly, greatly increasing this combat abilities; some fans refer to the form without spinnerets as an "attack form".
==Giant Black Widow==
By October 1998, Umbrella had collected much data on arachnid reactions to the t-Virus from the series of incidents which took place in and around Raccoon City that year. With the ''Latrodectus ''genus ("widow spiders") possessing a much stronger venom in comparison to the tarantula spiders seen in Raccoon City, they were selected as prime test examples.<ref>{{Cite web|url=|title=バイオハザード コード:ベロニカ 完全版|publisher=Capcom Co., Ltd.|accessdate=2013-09-24|language=Japanese}}</ref><ref group="excerpt">''Excerpt from [ CODE: Veronica webpage]'':<br/>{{Nihongo||ラクーン市における一連の事件で収集したデータをもとにアンブレラが造り上げたB.O.W.。ブラックウィドーという猛毒の黒クモが素体になっており、従来には見られぬ驚異的な生命力を持ち、腹部を破壊されても軽快に動きまわる。|Rakūn ichi ni okeru ichiren no jiken de shūshū shita dēta o moto ni anburera ga tsukuriageta bau. Burakkuu~idō to iu mōdoku no kuro kumo ga moto-tai ni natte ori, jūrai ni wa mi rarenu kyōi-tekina inochiryoku o mochi, fukubu o hakai sa rete mo keikai ni ugoki mawaru.}}</ref>
The Black Widows were already being developed by Umbrella by December 1998; the company had plans to distribute them to a number of their facilities via the transport terminal in the [[Antarctic Base]].<ref name="archives">''Resident Evil Archives'', pp.169-170</ref>
[[Image:Giant Black Widow.jpg|thumb|The Giant Black Widow]]
During the [[Antarctic outbreak]] of the [[t-Virus]], the Black Widows being transported took advantage of the emergency to break out of their crates and settle around the facility.
A larger version of this creature will appear in the Antarctic Transport Terminal.
[[File:Giant Black Widow.jpg|thumb|left|The Giant Black Widow]]
Like many spiders, the Black Widow possessed four pairs of legs attached to its cephalothorax, connected to the opisthosoma (abdomen) by a thin section. The Black Widow's appearance was disambiguated from other spider-based B.O.W.s by its complete lack of body hair.<ref name="archives"/> Like other spiders, the Black Widows would release [[little spider]]s from their abdomen if killed.<ref name="archives"/>
[[Giant Black Widow|One]] of these spiders, like the [[Black Tiger]], reacted differently to the t-Virus than others of its kind and, again like the Black Tiger, reacted by growing significantly larger.<ref>[[:File:Giant Black Widow.jpg|Image of the Giant Black Widow]]</ref>
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blackwidow.jpg|Black widow render from Code Veronica and Survivor 2
Black Widow Concept Art.png
RETDC Black Widow.png
*{{Cite book|title=[[Resident Evil Archives: Umbrella's Virus Uncovered]]|publisher= BradyGames|page=|pages=|isbn=0744006554|date=9 November 2005|others = Translated by Zpang America, Inc.|editor1-surname = Sumner|editor2-surname = Shotten|editor3-surname = Owen|editor1-first = Christian|editor2-first = Brian|editor3-first = Michael}}
*{{Cite book|title=[[biohazard archives]]|publisher= Famitsu|page=|pages=|isbn=4-906-582-31-1|date=31 March 2005 |editor1-surname =Ōno |editor2-surname =Masui |editor1-first =Tetsuya |editor2-first = Kō}}
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{{Resident Evil CODE:Veronica creatures}}
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[[Category:Bio Organic Weapons]]
[[Category:Darkside Chronicles creatures]]
[[Category:Resident Evil CODE:Veronica creatures]]
[[Category:Survivor 2 creatures]]
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