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Puppet Taratects are intelligent spider monsters comparable to queen taratects but are only palm-sized. The actual spiders make up the core of human-sized mannequins with six arms. Each arm wields a weapon with extreme efficiency.
With a puppet like outer shell wrapped around, the main body is a spider in the chest region the size of a fist. That spider, using the threads spread out through the interior of the puppet and able to move by pulling on the reeling threads, is the real part of this monster. The manipulated puppet is like the crust of the main body.
Monsters colloquially known as "puppet spiders." Though they are spider monsters, they disguise themselves in humanoid dolls and operate the limbs with thread and Thread Control, wielding power approaching that of a legendary-class monster. Highly skilled fighters, they wield weapons with their six arms and can even use magic. Their true body is a palm size spider in the center of the doll; as long as the spider itself is unharmed, the puppet can take any amount of damage, making them exceptionally tough in battle.
They originally looked like mannequins, but thanks to some remodelling, they have begun to bear a close resemblance to humans. They also now have the names Ael, Sael, Riel, and Fiel, and they hone their femininity with each passing day.
Ael is pretty confident but can also be very shrewd. Ael acts as the eldest of the sisters.
Riel is a tomboy and a total airhead.
Fiel is a goofball who tends to get carried away.
- In the light novel, only four Puppet Taratects survived, but in the web novel ten survived
- Ael is the only Puppet Taratect to be named in the Web Novel
- It is unknown whether or not her sisters exist in the Web Novel.
- Like herself, Ariel seems to have named the Puppet Taratects by modifying Sariel's name.