Araña is a slim woman of average height with long, pale green hair, kept in a distinctive haircut: her hair is gathered on the back of her head and tied into a series of massive, dreadlock-like curls jutting outwards. She has pale skin and black eyes with long eyelashes, and her lips appear to be covered in light-colored lipstick. She has a curvaceous body, and hanging from her ears are a pair of spherical blue earrings.
Araña's shapely figure is hugged by a tight-fitting, full-body mustard suit, leaving only her hands and head exposed, which, befitting her general, spider-like theme, is entirely covered in a pattern representing a spider web. This distinctive outfit has elongated parts composed of fishnet in correspondence to the outer sides of Araña's thighs; she's not shown wearing any footwear, with the suit covering her feet as well.
Araña appears to usually retain a laid-back demeanor, and is also shown to be quite teasingly flirtatious, greeting the audience of the Grand Magic Games with an air kiss and referring to Ren Akatsuki with the intimate form Ren-chan as she jokingly asked him whether Mages from the Blue Pegasus guild could really attack women. However, she did show concern for her team's performance in the Games, worryingly noting that Beth taking just 3 points in the Hidden event wasn't good, and disconsolately admitting that she had let her guard down following her defeat at Ren's hands.
Grand Magic Games arc
Araña, alongside Team Mermaid Heel, passed the Grand Magic Games' preliminary event, Sky Labyrinth, in 6th place. She later appears at the Domus Flau Stadium as one of the participants for her all-female guild. Beth competes for the Team in the first event, Hidden, but loses. Araña Webb doesn't like the result, but Risley then says that Beth did her best. She is later chosen to fight in the second battle of the first day against Ren Akatsuki of Blue Pegasus. At first, neither of the two Mages seem to have the advantage and Araña is able to damage Ren with her Thread Magic. However, she is ultimately defeated by Ren's Aerial Phose.
At the end of the Third Day's events, Araña is seen exiting the stadium alongside her team, when suddenly her team-mate Kagura Mikazuchi starts to cough and feel sick, falling to the ground. Araña is the first to notice, and kneels down telling Kagura to hang on while the others call for help. Kagura, however, stands up and tells the girls to not to worry, leaving them confused about what is going on.
As the final day of the Grand Magic Games gets underway, the teams and their current positions are announced by the three announcers as the viewers cheer and welcome them. Araña enters the stadium with her team currently standing in third place.
As the announcers explain the rules of the event, Araña is shown with the rest of her team listening. Soon, she, along with Beth, is defeated by Ren, Eve and Hibiki. From the sidelines, Araña begs Kagura to do her best against Erza and Minerva, worrying about the outcome of the battle with Beth and Risley. Araña then watches the battle unfold with the rest of the stadium. After Minerva unleashes her Yagdo Rigora, Araña is disgusted at the sight of Millianna in pain due to Minerva's Magic. As Erza and Kagura start fighting, Erza tells Kagura that it was her weakness that caused Simon's death, Kagura's brother. As Kagura grips her sword, Araña senses what she is about to do and, worried, shouts out her name.
Araña, along with her teammates, watches as Erza is able to attack back for the first time, apparently knocking Kagura unconscious, which disturbs Araña, since Kagura had drawn her sword. Araña is soon shocked to see Minerva stab Kagura from behind, claiming five points for defeating the Mermaid Heel leader. Along with Risley, Araña is shocked at the explanation of Minerva's Magic. Moments later, Araña descends to the arena; helping the injured Kagura, and, with a smile on her face, looks on as Fairy Tail is cheered for.
Before the team have a chance to celebrate their performance in the Games, Araña and the rest of her Mermaid Heel comrades are called to the center of Crocus by the King himself, Toma E. Fiore, who tells the huge group of Mages of the incoming Dragon attack stated to be happening the following day. Begging for the Mages assistance in defeating the national threat, Araña and her team confidentially agree to help. When Kagura also agrees to participate despite her injuries, the members of Team Quatro Puppy scream that they are all wild, though Araña corrects them, stating they are more sexy. As the Guilds continue to fight the Dragons to no avail, Natsu Dragneel bellows out and is heard throughout the vicinity, receiving Araña and the rest of her guildmates' attention, stating that Dragon Slayer Magic is what is required to defeat the Dragons.
Following the end of the epic battle between Mages and Dragons, the King hosts a banquet for all the Mages to attend, which Araña does. She stays with Kagura throughout the majority of the banquet, complimenting her on her appearance when she arrives. Araña then watches as Kagura bashfully asks Erza to be less like a friend and more like a sister to her, calling her cute as she and the Fairy Tail Mage embrace. Araña later follows a drunk Kagura as she attempts to persuade Yukino to join Mermaid Heel, and then joins the brawl that follows suit when the other guilds express the same sentiment about the young girl: have her join their respective guilds, wherein she is uncontrollably thrown about. The Mages are then silenced by Arcadios, who states that the King is going to make an appearance; Araña is shocked to witness Natsu come out in the King's stead, having stolen the man's crown and clothes and declare her and everyone else to be his subjects.
Note: Events in this arc occur only in the anime and do not constitute canon material.
Alvarez Empire arc
When the Alvarez Empire attacks Fiore, Araña travels south to Hargeon to reclaim the Alvarez-occupied port, alongside her guildmates and those of Lamia Scale. As the gigantic army of the Alvarez Empire arrives, Araña, along with her fellow comrades, prepares for the fight as Kagura soon commences it. As the battle ensues, the allied forces of Ishgar clash with the humongous masses of Alvarez soldiers, with Araña using her web-like threads to throw the approaching soldiers away. The next day, the southern forces re-engage the Alvarez fleet occupying Hargeon, and Erza and several other Fairy Tail members arrive to assist, Erza among them. When Erza refuses to leave the site of the current battle and is reassured that the other members have it covered, Araña tells her and Kagura to go to the port and deal with the third Spriggan.
Magic and Abilities
Thread Magic (糸魔法 Ito Mahō): Araña, true to her spider theme, has been shown capable of generating spider webs from her body. Like their real counterparts, appear to be sticky, something which makes it possible for Araña to entangle foes with them.
- Web Shot: Araña crosses her arms before her, with the left one of top and the right one below it, and points her hands' palms towards the ground. Thick Web is generated from her hands, being released over a large area in front of her in a series of "shots" which grow larger as they move away from the spot where they're produced. Such webs can entangle targets through their sticky properties, sticking to opponents while at the same time going past them in their linear trajectory; however, the effective hold they have on enemies is debatable, as Ren Akatsuki could easily escape it by leaping backwards once struck. (Unnamed)
- Araña means Spider in Spanish.
- In Volume 32's extra content, Mashima provided the battle statistics for 31 of the 40 X791 contestants in the Grand Magic Games. The stats, however, were provided not from Mashima's point-of-view as the author but from the view point of Sorcerer Magazine reporter Jason. Which explains why some stats are missing and why others may be inaccurate. According to Jason from the Sorcerer Magazine, during her participation in the Grand Magic Games of X791, Araña's stats are:
- Despite the spider-like design of her clothes, she actually hates spiders.
- In the past, Araña was completely caught up researching Oden, so much that she attempted to create her own variety of the dish. She managed to come up with one variety involving the combination of Natto and Oden, called "Natto Oden," which turned out to be rather unpopular.
Battles & Events
|Mages||Araña Webb • Beth Vanderwood • Kagura Mikazuchi • Millianna • Risley Law|
|Team Mermaid Heel||Araña Webb • Beth Vanderwood • Kagura Mikazuchi • Millianna • Risley Law|