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The Mother Longlegs is a minor antagonist in the 2017 American kaiju film Kong: Skull Island.

When a Monarch expedition to Skull Island is accidentally split up into multiple groups, one such group encounters an enormous spider in a bamboo forest.

Appearance

The Mother Longlegs is an enormous spider with a greenish-brown exoskeleton. Most of its height is composed of its long, thin, bamboo-like legs. Its abdomen is covered in grass-like hair. Its two foremost legs have adapted into crab-like pincers. Its underbellies can open up like a hatch, revealing a digestive orifice.

Powers and Abilities

Mother Longlegs possesses the following powers and abilities:

  • Enormous size
  • Digestive tendrils
  • Camouflage
  • Pincers

Fate

The Mother Longlegs is killed after its legs are chopped off and Colonel Packard shoots it in the brain.

Trivia

  • The name "Mother Longlegs" refers to harvestmen, arachnids that are also known as "daddy longlegs".

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