The Spider and the Fly
The Spider and the Fly are the eyes and ears of the Death Monster Super Squad. Spider was a prodigious child. Being the youngest of 6892 children, he learned to read at the age of 6 minutes, nourishing his body with knowledge. This was his only chance of survival as his mother’s tiny insect teets were all but sucked dry by his older siblings. With an unparalleled ability to read 8 books at once, his mind devoured entire libraries in mere days. Having read every word put to paper, he was inducted into the Arachnis Deathicus Hall of Fame, and is regarded as the greatest evil mind of the insect world.
He first met the Fly whilst on the hunt for his favourite treat, juicy little maggots. Upon finding a nest of fly fetuses, he gently placed a silk napkin on his lap and pulled out his shiniest silverware. The Fly got down on six knees and pleaded with Spider for mercy, saying “Take my life, but please spare my little maggot children”. The Spider was touched by the Fly’s courage, and knew this insect had the heart of a bear, and thus spared his life. He still ate the maggots though, as it was his favourite treat… as stated above.
The Fly was heartbroken, so Spider took him out for a wild night on the town, letting him swim in a glass of chardonnay, and even paid for the company of some high-class ladybirds (who turned out to be dragonflies). Realising how good a life of evil can be, the Fly thanked Spider for murdering his offspring, and they’ve been inseparable ever since.
With the Fly’s ability to infiltrate any secure compound, and Spider’s superior intellect, they are the ultimate team in surveillance and strategy, making them an integral part of the squad.