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The Origin Taratect, Ancient Divine Beast, Ruler of Gluttony and current Demon Lord. She is the progenitor of all Taratects in the System, and thus all spiders can be considered her kin.

The Queen Taratects and Puppet Taratects are her closest kin, having wills and personalities of their own, and she does not dominate their personalities with Kin Control. They have served as her closest allies and family for a long time, and she cares deeply for them.


Standing Appearance

Ariel appears no different than regular human, though she looks like she is in her early-teens. She has short black hair, with a pure white strip on her bangs. Her skin is a light, healthy tone and her eyes are an unnatural red. Despite appearances, she is one of the oldest beings on the planet.

She wears a tube-top and hot-pants outfit, adorned with straps around her waist and legs. Along her back is a stripped cape with a high-fur collar. This cape has eight strips which represent her spider-like nature and which she can control by using her thread Skill.


I know that I’m being selfish. However, I can’t yield on this. I must finish everything with Potimas by myself.

Not much is known of Ariel's personality before her soul was attacked by Kumoko's Parallel Mind named Body Brain. During the battle with Earth Dragon Gakia, Ariel's soul melded with the Parallel Mind; in consequence, Ariel ended up retaining the wills and personalities of two individuals blended into one.[1]

Ariel has a strong, independent personality, but also cares deeply for her kin. She was enraged beyond reason when the Queen Taratect of the Great Elroe Labyrinth was killed by Kumoko, leading the the deaths of many Earth Dragons that fought her, including Earth Dragon Gakia, the leader of the dragons in the Great Elroe Labyrinth. Afterwards, she felt that her soul had melded with Kumoko's, resulting in a more easy-going personality and gaining certain principles, such as never leaving leftovers behind.[1] She was still able to retain much of her original sense of self as a mature, serious individual.

During her travels with Kumoko, Sophia, and Merazophis, she is shown to be able to read people with extreme scrutiny, constantly pinpointing the emotional struggles Sophia and Mera are dealing with and offering advice on how to deal with personal or relationship issues they are having, as well as reading their thoughts from nothing but gaze alone.[2][3] This advice, though, is blunt. Ariel herself is also extremely blunt about her motives: she is not nice for the sake of being nice. Her advice to Sophia and Mera is partly out of sympathy, but also to benefit herself; she states that getting on Kumoko's, now named White, good side is her goal for helping them.[2]

Both Sophia and Merazophis reason that Ariel is truly helping them out of her own heart, though, due to how petty she is with White; constantly goading her due to their complicated relationship and the grudge she has against White for killing so many of her close kin. It can be reasoned that Ariel does not reveal her true motives easily, but is actually a kind and caring individual to those she considers family or friends.[2] She is even willing to be the guardian of these children, comparatively speaking, struggling with their emotions. She has a strong sense of responsibility, clearly stating that an adult is one that is needed to explain to children the correct choices in any given situation and why those choices are the correct ones. [4]

On the other side of the coin, she is absolutely ruthless towards her enemies, offering no sympathy whatsoever, and completely devouring everything that stands in her way.[1][5] In her battle with Kumoko, before Mother's death, Ariel didn't hesitate to completely obliterate Kumoko once she understood that they where enemies.[5][6]

Over the course of their travels together, Ariel eventually parts ways with her grudge against White, indicating that she is a rather forgiving person, as well. White often refers to her as a true saint, one who automatically thinks about the wellbeing of others before themselves. This is mentioned when Ariel decides to save Sael from the tank in the hidden underground facility.[7]


Ariel's first appearance is from the perspective of Balto. She is rather nonchalant and disrespectful to the Demon Army Commanders, and forces her work onto Balto, who guides the meeting. When two of the commanders begin to fight, she displays a bit of her power, literally forcing them to sit down with a unique skill application.[8]

Her next appearance is after the conclusion of the Human-Demon Great War, where she picks up the Hero's scarf and shows it to Shiro before enchanting it with magic and leaving it for the humans to find.[9]

Both of these events occur before her chronological appearance in the story, where she first meets and engages Kumoko after Mother calls for Ariel's aid. Mother's soul is being devoured by Kumoko's Parallel Wills, so Ariel comes to stop her. Due to language difficulties, negotiations break down. Kumoko is obliterated by Ariel's strength.[6] To Ariel's surprise, the attack on the queen taratect's soul does not subside, and she eventually realizes that the Zana Horowa she thought dead is very much alive.[10] She spreads out her puppet taratects to find and engage Kumoko, who is using Spatial Magic to keep Ariel and her forces at a disadvantage. The puppets are defeated through underhanded tactics such as drowning, forcing Ariel to tighten their formation around her so she does not lose any more. Ariel is unable to find and destroy Kumoko before she finishes consuming the queen's soul.[11]

Ariel's fourth appearance is on the back of an arch taratect, on the journey to the elf village. She is eager to crush the elves, but says she will act with enough restraint to not hurt the reincarnations.[12]


Ariel first learned of Kumoko when "Mother" send an S.O.S. that she was attacking her soul. Upon confronting her, she requested her to cease her actions, which she did not understand due to the language barrier. Her request seemingly denied, and judging her to be too dangerous, Ariel attacked Kumoko and seemingly killed her. However, she survived and Ariel send pursuers. Unfortunately, Kumoko defeated not only them but also "mother" herself, causing Ariel to vow vengeance. At the same time, Kumoko attacked Ariel's soul as well, causing her to learn about her past. Requesting assistance from Güliedistrodiez, Ariel launched a surprise attack on Kumoko by teleporting to her location. However, Kumoko survived once again by transferring her soul into her offspring. Ultimately, with neither able to defeat the other, Ariel proposed a ceasefire, which Kumoko accepted.
Ariel initially intended to use their ceasefire to find a way to either control Kumoko or kill her permanently. To this end, she attempted to tame her by giving her a name, Shiro (or White), but this had no effect at all. In fact, Shiro actually managed to win over some of Ariel's own forces. Even after learning the key to Shiro's immortality, she was forced to give up on revenge as it would be nigh impossible to destroy all her offspring. After this, though, the two finally began to bond as they laid their grievances bare and both ended up saving the others' life during the battle with G-Fleet.
Spoilers for Light Novel Volume 7 and beyond
Exactly how much Ariel had grown to care for Shiro is on full display in how she protected her following her evolution into Shiraori, rather than taking advantage of her initially weakened state. After finally making it back to the demon country, Shiraori became Ariel's most trusted associate and proved instrumental in turning the tide of the shadow-war against the Elves in her favor. Overall, Ariel concluded that she made the right choice in recruiting Shiraori, as she not only gained a loyal follower but also a granddaugther.
Potimas Harrifenas
Ariel's biological father. Due to their long and complicated history, Ariel is displays an antagonistic attitude towards Potimas and the elves he rules. She went as far positioning a Queen Taratect, a legendary S-class monster near his village to keep him in check. They have on rare occasions place their enmity aside and worked together, only for Potimas to betrayed her once he has accomplished his goals.
Dustin LXI
Acquaintance, occasional allies and current Pope of Word of God religion. Despite their contradictory philosophies and enmity, Ariel and Dustin shares a very respectful relationship with each other, often providing assistance with the other parties. despite knowing they will become enemies one day. It is implied they have known each other for a very long time, this side of their relationship has yet to be elaborated.
Acquaintance and occasional allies. It is implied they have known each other for a very long time, this side of their relationship has yet to be elaborated.
Sophia Keren
Rescued as a baby by Ariel. Sophia looks up to Ariel as a mother and mentor in her life and is currently serving in the 10th army
Balto Phthalo
Close aid, looked after the Demons in Ariel's absence. Balto is one of Ariel's earnest subordinate in her faction, this is not due to loyal but fear. Balto is one of the few people in the world who is aware of Ariel's terrifying and overwhelming strength. Ariel also trust Balto to ensure rebellious elements in her factions are kept under control due to her unpopular policy to push the country into rapid militarisation.
Bloe Phthalo
Balto's younger brother and commander of Ariel's seventh demon army. While extremely loyal to his brother, he doesn't see eye to eye with her. Often lamenting that his brother should have taken over Ariel as the new demon lord. This has lead to passive aggressive behaviours toward Ariel, and Ariel has tried test Bloe's loyalty before.
Ariel views Sariel as a motherly figure, as she saved Ariel when she badly injured by Potimas's actions.

Character File

The oldest Divine Beast, the Demon Lord, and the Ruler of Gluttony. She is actually the Origin Taratect, the progenitor of the entire taratect spider-monster species, All taratects are her kin and offspring, directly descended from her, and their souls are connected to her. However, one of her offspring turned out to be a reincarnation from another world and rebelled against her. This individual used their mutual connection to launch an unprecedented attack directly on Ariel's soul. Her efforts to resist led to them essentially devouring each other's souls, until they began to merge together.


Vol 4-7: Demon Lord Attack
Origin taratect LV139 Skill Points: 0 Ariel
HP 90,098 +99,999
MP 87,655 +99,999
SP 89,862
89,856 +99,567
Average Offense Ability : 90,021
Average Defense Ability : 89,997
Average Magic Ability : 87,504
Average Resistance Ability : 87,489
Average Speed Ability : 89,518
Stat & Ability Skills
HP Ultra-Fast Recovery LV4  •  MP Rapid Recovery LV10  •  MP Minimized Consumption LV10  •  SP Rapid Recovery LV10  •  SP Minimized Consumption LV10  •  Ultimate Life LV10  •  Ultimate Magic LV10  •  Ultimate Movement LV10  •  Fortune LV10  •  Fortitude LV10  •  Stronghold LV10  •  Deva LV10  •  Sanctum LV10  •  Skanda LV10
Attack Skills
Magic Power Super-Attack LV10  •  Energy Super-Attack LV10  •  Deadly Poison Attack LV10  •  Enhanced Paralysis Attack LV10
Enhancement Skills
Destruction Super-Enhancement LV10  •  Impact Super-Enhancement LV10  •  Cutting Super-Enhancement LV8  •  Piercing Super-Enhancement LV10  •  Shock Super-Enhancement LV10 •  Status Condition Super-Enhancement LV10
Active Skills
Magic Divinity LV10  •  Magic Power Conferment LV10  •  Magic Conferment LV10  •  Battle Divinity LV10  •  Energy Conferment LV10  •  Ability Conferment LV10  •  Divine Dragon Power LV10  •  Poison Synthesis LV10  •  Medicine Synthesis LV10  •  Dimensional Maneuvering LV10  •  Divine Thread Weaving  •  Thread Control LV10  •  Concealment LV10  •  Emperor  •  Panoptic Vision LV10
Leadership Skills
Cooperation LV10  •  Tactician LV10  •  Fartalk LV10  •  Kin Control  •  Summoning LV10  •  Sublimation
Perception Skills
Concentration LV10  •  Thought Super-Acceleration LV6  •  Future Sight LV6  •  Parallel Minds LV4  •  High-Speed Processing LV10  •  Hit LV10  •  Evasion LV10  •  Probability Super-Correction LV10  •  Appraisal LV10  •  Detection LV10
Magic Skills
Precise Magic Power Operation LV10  •  Heretic Magic LV10  •  Fire Magic LV8  •  Water Magic LV10  •  Flood Magic LV5  •  Wind Magic LV10  •  Gale Magic LV10  •  Tempest Magic LV10  •  Earth Magic LV10  •  Terrain Magic LV10  •  Seismic Magic LV10  •  Lightning Magic LV10  •  Bolt Magic LV8  •  Light Magic LV10  •  Holy Light Magic LV2  •  Shadow Magic LV10  •  Dark Magic LV10  •  Black Magic LV10  •  Poison Magic LV10  •  Healing Magic LV10  •  Spatial Magic LV2  •  Heavy Magic LV10  •  Abyss Magic LV10
Resistance Skills
Physical Nullification  •  Flame Resistance LV5  •  Flood Nullification  •  Gale Nullification  •  Terrain Nullification  •  Bolt Nullification  •  Holy Light Resistance LV8  •  Black Nullification  •  Heavy Nullification  •  Status Condition Nullification  •  Acid Nullification  •  Rot Super-Resistance LV7  •  Faint Nullification  •  Fear Nullification  •  Heresy Super-Resistance LV6  •  Suffering Nullification
Passive Skills
Stealth LV10  •  Silence LV10  •  Pain Nullification  •  Divine Dragon Barrier LV10  •  Odorless LV10  •  Throw LV10  •  Expel LV10  •  Thread Genius LV10  •  Night Vision LV10  •  Five Senses Super-Enhancement LV10  •  Perception Expansion LV10
Other Skills
Egg-Laying LV10  •  Great Demon Lord LV10  •  Dignity LV5  •  Rage LV9  •  Gluttony  •  Usurp LV8  •  Rest LV9  •  Depraved LV4  •  Divinity Expansion LV3  •  Taboo LV10
Human Slayer • Human Slaughterer • Human Calamity • Demon Slayer • Demon Slaughterer • Demon Calamity • Monster Slayer • Monster Slaughterer • Monster Calamity • Wyrm Slayer • Wyrm Slaughterer • Wyrm Calamity • Dragon Slayer • Dragon Slaughterer • Merciless • Foul Feeder • Kin eater • Assassin • Poison Technique User • Thread User • Puppet User • Commander • Champion • Lord • Ancient Divine Beast • Ruler of Gluttony • Demon Lord


Ariel is one of the strongest and oldest beings on the planet, many of her skills have reached to their highest levels.

  • Gluttony: Ariel is the Ruler of Gluttony, a Ruler Skill that allows her to consume anything and turn it into sustenance and power. Gluttony allows her to eat anything, from soil, dirt, metal, even pure energy, and turn it into enhanced stats. Gluttony is the skill that has allowed her to reach near-system limits of ability levels and over-capped HP, SP, and MP.
  • Strength: Despite her youthful and petite appearance, Ariel is one of the oldest living beings on the planet; her long lifespan able her to amass an enormous amount of strength. She is able to hold her own and win against Legendary-status monsters such as Earth Dragon Gakia and their entire flock of dragons
  • Speed: She is able to run fast enough to run on water. When first encountering Kumoko, Ariel moves in front of Kumoko so fast that even with Kumoko's enhanced senses, she could not see Ariel until she was right on top of the Zana Horowa.
  • Kin Domination: As the progenitor of the entire taratect spider-monster species, she is able to mentally exert her influence over any of the taratect species, and calling for reinforcement if needed.
  • Marionette Threads: Through the usage of multiple high-level thread Skills, such as Divine Thread Weaving, Thread Genius, and Thread Control, Ariel can control the bodies of people like puppets.[8]
  • English Language: For an unexplained reason, Ariel can speak english.[13]


  • Ariel has been a member of the adventurer guild for a long time, but only because of the perks that it provides.[14]
  • Ariel's voice actress Sumire Uesaka previously voiced Kumoko for the light novel's promo videos.






  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Volume 5-Interlude: The Demon Lord and the Administrator
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Volume 6-V1: Fortune, Misfortune
  3. Volume 6-Interlude: The Servant's Hesitiation
  4. Volume 6-Interlude: The Demon Lord's Soliloquy
  5. 5.0 5.1 Volume 5-Interlude: Clash of the Ancients
  6. 6.0 6.1 Volume 4-7: Demon Lord Attack
  7. Volume 7-3: Ancient Ruins Discovered!
  8. 8.0 8.1 Volume 2-Interlude: The Demon Lord's Aide Sighs at a Meeting
  9. Volume 2-Interlude: Spider Demon Lord
  10. Volume 4-8:Returning Monster of the Week Always Gets Killed Right Away
  11. Volume 4-11: Matricide
  12. Volume 4-Interlude: Demon Lord
  13. Web novel Blood-11: What should I do if my classmate becomes a monster when reincarnated?
  14. Like I’d Live in this World! I’m Going Home!
Characters (collection)
Reincarnations Kumoko  •  Shun  •  Katia  •  Fei  •  Filimøs  •  Yuri  •  Hugo  •  Sajin  •  Ogi  •  Kunihiko  •  Asaka  •  Sophia  •  Wrath
Natives Ariel  •  Meiges  •  Julius  •  Cylis  •  Ronandt  •  Sue  •  Potimas  •  Merazophis  •  Ael  •  Sael  •  Riel  •  Fiel  •  Hyrince  •  Yaana  •  Jeskan  •  Hawkin  •  Aurel  •  Dustin  •  Balto  •  Bloe  •  Agner  •  Felmina  •  Anna  •  Klevea  •  Wald  •  Sanatoria  •  Kogou  •  Huey  •  Darad  •  Buirimus  •  Goyef  •  Basgath
Gods Güliedistodiez  •  Shiraori  •  Sariel  •  D  •  Meido
Monsters (encyclopedia)
Spiders Small Lesser Taratect  •  Lesser Taratect  •  Small Taratect  •  Taratect  •  Small Poison Taratect  •  Poison Taratect  •  Greater Taratect  •  Arch Taratect  •  Puppet Taratect  •  Queen Taratect  •  Zoa Ele  •  Orthocadinaht  •  Ede Saine  •  Zana Horowa  •  Horo Neia  •  Arachne  •  Origin Taratect
Dragons Elroe Debegiad  •  Elroe Gunerush  •  Elroe Guneseven  •  Elroe Gunerave  •  Elroe Gunesohka  •  Fenerush  •  Fenesist  •  Fenegrad  •  Peirens  •  Suiten
Rend  •  Araba  •  Kagna  •  Gehre  •  Fuit  •  Ekisa  •  Gakia  •  Feirune  •  Nia  •  Hyuvan  •  Reise  •  Byaku
Humanoid Vampires  •  Goblins  •  Ogres  •  Oni  •  Humans  •  Demons  •  Elves
Insects Elroe Ferect  •  Elroe Greshigard  •  Elroe Utoeundo  •  Efejicote
Finjicote  •  High Finjicote  •  General Finjicote  •  Queen Finjicote
Reptiles Elroe Randanel  •  Elroe Basilisk  •  Small Rock Turtle  •  Rock Turtle  •  Elroe Baladorado  •  Elroe Baraggish
Mammals Elroe Greym  •  Elroe Mowajitz  •  Elroe Piek  •  Anogratch  •  Bagragratch  •  Feveroot
Robots G-Fleet  •  Gloria  •  G-Tetra  •  G-Tri
Other Elroe Frog  •  Elroe Geafrog  •  Elroe Peckatot  •  Elroe Kohokoro  •  Elroe Gastruch  •  Elroe Daznatch  •  Elroe Wiris  •  Kirekock
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