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Phantasmaraneae, also known as the Twister of Flame, are large spider-like Demons that serves as both a mini boss and a summon in the Bayonetta series. Phantasmaraneae are known for their secretive nature and their habitat, which happens to be near seas of magma found in Inferno. They are usually pretty passive but Loptr's machinations have made them pretty hostile in Bayonetta 2, which is why one attacks Bayonetta.

Bayonetta series

Bayonetta

In Bayonetta, a Phantasmaraneae serves as one of Bayonetta's summons and is only summoned against Sapientia. It is first used to crack its armor piece by piece before a swarm is summoned to tear off every single one of Sapientia's limbs before the Angel is sent to Inferno.

Bayonetta 2

Phantasmaraneae appears once again in Bayonetta 2 as a mini boss at the beginning of Chapter IX. As an enemy, Phantasmaraneae can spew flaming rocks, burry itself underground to attack bayonetta from bellow, shoot flaming web strings or spawns babies.

Book of Infernal Demons

"Phantasmaraneae nests upon a sea of magma, deep within the furthest reaches of Inferno. Rarely seen upon the face of the Earth, even sightings of the demon in hell are a seldom event, leading to its name, which means phantom spider.

While having the frightening appearance of a spider, it is a curious beast, and should one have the good fortune to encounter the Phantasmaraneae, one should treat it with care and respect, in hope of receiving rare treasures and secrets in return.

The Phantasmaranae are growing increasingly violent, perhaps due to recent occurrences of unnatural phenomena in the human world. Sightings of the creatures outside their molten lairs may be related to this change in behavior. Anyone who encounters one is advised to take caution: Phantasmaranae can spit magma from their stomachs capable of incinerating victims within seconds."

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