Arachnichimps are a sapient mammalian/insectoid species from jungle planet Aranhaschimmia.
Arachnichimps are chimpanzee-like aliens with four arms, three-fingered hands, either four eyes with black pupils or six eyes with pure black pupils, three-toed feet, and striped tails.
Although they traditionally have blue fur and dark blue skin, Arachnichimps can come in other colors. For example, Arachnichimps from Dimension 23 have white fur and bluish-grey skin while Negative Spidermonkey has black fur and grey skin.
The Arachnichimps' natural predators are Root Sharks.
Powers and abilities
Arachnichimps can expel very sticky webbing as strong as steel from their tails, which they can use to trap other beings. They can also blind opponents by shooting webbing at their faces.
An Arachnichimp's paws can stick to and be used to scale vertical surfaces, including ordinary walls and their own webs.
Arachnichimps possess enhanced dexterity and have both prehensile feet and tails, which they can use as extra hands to carry objects.
Arachnichimps are very agile and possess acrobatic skills. They are also quite durable for their size.
Arachnichimps can accidentally get tangled by their own webs.
An Arachnichimp's webs can be torn apart by a species with equal or greater strength than a Cerebrocrustacean.
Due to their size, Arachnichimps are vulnerable to being blown away by a Geochelone Aerio's tornadoes.
Arachnichimps can be incapacitated by quills fired by Argit's Species.
Culture and society
Arachnichimps seem to have a monarchy type of society.
- The Omnitrix's Arachnichimp representative is named Spidermonkey, who first appeared in the Alien Force episode "Be-Knighted". Spidermonkey has appeared in almost every subsequent series except the reboot.
- The Ben Tennyson of Dimension 23 has an equivalent of Spidermonkey named Mr. Monkey, who was confirmed to exist in the Omniverse episode "Store 23" before eventually appearing in the "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad Ben World: Part 1".
- Spidermonkey has also been used by Albedo, Vilgax's Bioid army, and Ultimate Ben.
- The Arachnichimps were conceived by Dwayne McDuffie and Glen Muramaki.
- The Arachnichimp hairstyles seen in Omniverse are based off the Marvel Comics character Beast.
- It is confirmed that the Omnitrix from the Ben 10 reboot contains Arachnichimp DNA. Therefore, Spidermonkey is one of the countless aliens whose DNA pod was glimpsed in the episode "Innervasion Part 5: High Override".
- There are currently no plans for Spidermonkey to physically appear in the reboot.
- According to Dwayne McDuffie
- According to Duncan Rouleau
- According to Derrick J. Wyatt