Spider Riders

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  • 2006
  • 2 Seasons

Spider Riders is an animated series which lasted a full double-length season of fifty two episodes. The titular spider riders are various individuals who have formed a psychic bond with hulking 10-foot-tall spiders, using them as mounts in combat as well as sporting events, much like the knightly jousts atop horseback from our own Middle Ages. The story of the series involves Hunter Steel, a tween boy from our own planet of Earth. Following a list of information in his grandfather's journal, Hunter manages to accidentally find a hidden entrance to the subterranean world of Arachna. However, right before this occurs, Hunter stumbles across a cavern, where a manacle attaches itself to the boy and a spider spooks him into stumbling into the gateway. Now in the world that his grandfather mentioned, Hunter finds he is one of the heroes destined to save this world of Arachna as it engages in a war between the heroic Spider Riders and the mutant insects known as the Invectids. This war is over a quarter of artifacts known as the "Oracle Keys" whose powers could be combined to either save the world of Arachna or to plunge it into total darkness (should the Invectids win it and offer them to their ruler, Mantid). The series revealed a total of four such Oracle Keys, with each of them eventually falling into the hands of Hunter and his chosen spider mount, named Shadow. The power of these Keys can be used to boost the strength and reaction of a Rider and his mount, power a floating fortress, or even sustain someone when they would otherwise perish. As mentioned earlier, Hunter is not the only Spider Rider, though he does serve as the series protagonist. Other Riders within the series include Corona (a female love interest), Igneous (calm, serious, and focused leader of Arachna's army), Lumen and Sparkle (prince and princess of Arachna), Magma (the lone wolf foil to the calm Igneous), King Arachna I (the first Rider), Quake (a legendary Rider who has turned pacifist), and even Hunter's grandfather.

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Mantid?s Trap
22. Mantid?s Trap
March 25, 2006
Overwhelmed by the desolation of the Invectid lands, the Spider Riders debate their next move. Quake reveals the reason for his silence for so many years. After his allies were all defeated by Mantid, he faced the dark lord alone, only to suffer his own defeat. Rather than cost others their lives through his rash actions he has waited for the prophesied time when all eight Spider Riders will gather in Mantid?s presence and summon the Oracle herself. Hunter counts only seven Spider Riders including Sparkle when Quake reveals his latest surprise, he is the eighth Spider Rider! An attack by Buguese?s giant Robo-Invectid, Dark Opal (Dark Oracle), forces the heroes to fight. But Buguese is himself betrayed by Aqune, who uses Dark Opal (Dark Oracle) to steal the power of the final two Oracle Keys for Mantid. Have the Spider Riders come so far only to have victory snatched from their hands?
Labrynth
19. Labrynth
March 25, 2006
Before leaving Arachna, Beerain informs the Spider Riders that the only way to reach Invectid Headquarters is through the dreaded Labryrinth. Hunter persuades the others to join him, leaving Arachna under the protection of Slate. Lumen wants Sparkle to stay behind but is stunned when Ebony insists she must accompany them. With a reluctant Grasshop as a guide, the Spider Riders enter the Labyrinth. But no one is ready for the attack of strange slug monsters who crawl up from the depths. Fearing that the elevated paths will not hold the extra weight, the Spider Riders try to jump over the slugs but soon it is clear that a more aggressive attack must be taken. Hunter and Shadow rise to the occasion, only to have the bridge crumble beneath their feet. Will Aqune?s appearance save her fellow Spider Rider? Or will she deliver him to even greater danger?
Oracle?s Maiden
14. Oracle?s Maiden
March 25, 2006
With Nuuma Castle safely on the ground again, Queen Illuma thanks the Spider Riders for their help and reveals an astounding secret; Aqune has visited Nuuma before, as a Handmaid in training. And at her side was another young Handmaid in training?her sister, Corona! On the journey home, Corona is confused about her destiny. Hunter tries to cheer her up, but he only makes her angry, as usual. When the ship is attacked by a flock of flying Invectids, Igneous is too heart-broken over his unrequited love for Queen Illuma to help out, so it is up to Hunter and Shadow to save the day. But the Invectids beat the partners down and it looks like all is lost. Without realizing it, Corona taps into the Oracle's power, allowing Hunter and Shadow to destroy the Invectids.
Grasshop?s Misfortune
7. Grasshop?s Misfortune
March 25, 2006
Lumen and Igneous have trouble trusting Grasshop when they discover him traveling to Nuuma with Princess Sparkle. Their suspicions appear correct when they find themselves surrounded by a platoon of Invectid Warriors led by Lt. Scarab. The platoon is out of communication with Mantid and Stags and haven't heard of Grasshop's banishment. Their excitement to be led one of Mantid's Big Four cause them to put Grasshop in charge. Grasshop is delighted for the chance to seize power again until he discovers his first duty to is to "take care" of the imprisoned Spider Riders? permanently!
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Spider Riders is an animated series which lasted a full double-length season of fifty two episodes. The titular spider riders are various individuals who have formed a psychic bond with hulking 10-foot-tall spiders, using them as mounts in combat as well as sporting events, much like the knightly jousts atop horseback from our own Middle Ages. The story of the series involves Hunter Steel, a tween boy from our own planet of Earth. Following a list of information in his grandfather's journal, Hunter manages to accidentally find a hidden entrance to the subterranean world of Arachna. However, right before this occurs, Hunter stumbles across a cavern, where a manacle attaches itself to the boy and a spider spooks him into stumbling into the gateway.

Now in the world that his grandfather mentioned, Hunter finds he is one of the heroes destined to save this world of Arachna as it engages in a war between the heroic Spider Riders and the mutant insects known as the Invectids. This war is over a quarter of artifacts known as the "Oracle Keys" whose powers could be combined to either save the world of Arachna or to plunge it into total darkness (should the Invectids win it and offer them to their ruler, Mantid). The series revealed a total of four such Oracle Keys, with each of them eventually falling into the hands of Hunter and his chosen spider mount, named Shadow. The power of these Keys can be used to boost the strength and reaction of a Rider and his mount, power a floating fortress, or even sustain someone when they would otherwise perish.

As mentioned earlier, Hunter is not the only Spider Rider, though he does serve as the series protagonist. Other Riders within the series include Corona (a female love interest), Igneous (calm, serious, and focused leader of Arachna's army), Lumen and Sparkle (prince and princess of Arachna), Magma (the lone wolf foil to the calm Igneous), King Arachna I (the first Rider), Quake (a legendary Rider who has turned pacifist), and even Hunter's grandfather.

Spider Riders is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (56 episodes). The series first aired on March 25, 2006.

Where to Watch Spider Riders

Spider Riders is available for streaming on the TV Tokyo website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Spider Riders on demand at Amazon Prime, Vudu, Google Play, Hoopla, Apple TV and Tubi TV.

  • Premiere Date
    March 25, 2006