|"Humans in the Spirit World belong in one place only!"|
|— The dark spider spirit to Tenzin, Kya, and Bumi after being woken up by them.|
The dark spider spirit is an entity that resides in a hollow tree from which it hunts, luring prey toward it by swinging its luminescent lure. When discovering people, however, it will catch and toss them into the Fog of Lost Souls.
During the Harmonic Convergence of 171 AG, the spider spirit was sleeping in its nest inside a tree hollow. The spirit did not take kindly to being woken up by Tenzin, who inquired its assistance. Declaring that humans in the Spirit World belonged in one place only, the creature shot forward toward the airbending master, Kya, and Bumi. As the three ran for their lives, the spirit attempted to trap them with its webbing, though missed and continued to give chase, driving them off a cliff. As its prey was out of reach, it returned to his tree hollow to resume sleeping.
A while later, the dark spider spirit was woken up again by Tenzin, though this time by an airbending blast. Angrily realizing its slumber was disturbed by the same people, the spirit lunged forward and trapped the three siblings in its web. The dark spider spirit dragged its prey behind it toward the Fog of Lost Souls, where it threw them in, announcing they would never escape.
The Legend of Korra
Book Two: Spirits (神靈)
- 213. "Darkness Falls"