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The Black Widows were being developed by Umbrella by the end of [[1998]]; the company had plans to distribute them to a number of their facilities via the [[Antarctic Base]].<ref name="archives">''Resident Evil Archives'', pages 169-170</ref>
 
The Black Widows were being developed by Umbrella by the end of [[1998]]; the company had plans to distribute them to a number of their facilities via the [[Antarctic Base]].<ref name="archives">''Resident Evil Archives'', pages 169-170</ref>
   
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.
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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.
   
 
==Biology==
 
==Biology==
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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"/>
 
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"/>
   
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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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>
   
 
==Sources==
 
==Sources==

Revision as of 22:55, December 29, 2011

Black Widow

The Black Widow was a Bio Organic Weapon (B.O.W.) produced by Umbrella as part of their development program into Arachnid-based weaponry.

History

The Black Widows were being developed by Umbrella by the end of 1998; the company had plans to distribute them to a number of their facilities via the Antarctic Base.[1]

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.

Biology

Giant Black Widow

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.[1] Like other spiders, the Black Widows would release little spiders from their abdomen if killed.[1]

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.[2]

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Resident Evil Archives, pages 169-170
  2. Image of the Giant Black Widow
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