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|"Is that damage?"|
"It looks like damage."
|"Seems [Mother] has intercepted a transmission of unknown origin."
- Not to be confused with Arachnid Alien.
Arachnoid is a greyish Xenomorph variant, seen in the Alien vs. Predator arcade game. The Arachnoid-Strain Xenomorphs are a purple-and-black-hued brood which adapted significantly stronger leg muscles, allowing them to jump higher and move faster. They are assumed to be specialized variants of either the Warrior or Stalker Xenomorphs created through experimentation, in a similar way to both the Chrysalis and Razor Claws variants. Arachnoids are notable for lying curled up on the ground as they wait for foes.
They have a different carapace which has a sort of a crest, similar to that found on the Queen mother. That could mean that they are a pure breed type with genetic modifications made in the Queen's Egg sack. They can also be found with a purple exoskeleton, or purple cleats. The Exoskeleton protects the shoulderpad layer, which acts as a protectant of the soft but useful blades of shoulder.
Arachnoids can jump higher than any other xenomorph which means that they almost have no boundaries of movement. They wait for their prey while curled on the ground, usually in multiple numbers.