Monday, November 6, 2017
Bad Guy Beatdown Round 8 - General Spidrax
Some on the planet weren't lucky enough to become Sectaurs, which meant they needed to enslave theit Insectoid partners. That's how Spidrax got his flying stead, Spider-flyer. At least that's what Wikipedia says - it's never explained in the cartoon. What we do know about Spidrax's biggest asset is this - it can fly. That's just about all Spider-Flyer does in the cartoon. Only once does it acually engage in any combat, against Prince Dargon's Dragonflyer (their good guy equals), and all it does it wrestle with its front legs. While flying. Again, Wikipedia says that it shoots venomous webs, but it's never demonstrated in the cartoon. Spider-Flyer's one weakness seems to be mud, as it's thrown into the muck by Dragonflyer once and had trouble getting back out.
So those are his powers and abilities, but I want to take a quick look at his competencies. As far as Spidrax's planning goes, he's pretty stupid. We're talking about a guy who has a head start to some special power, and squanders it to set traps that just involve shooting at the good guys from higher up on the cliffs. And it never works! No matter what he plans, it never goes well for him.
Make sure to check out the previous rounds of Bad Guy Beatdown here!