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Black Widow (Dirge of Cerberus)

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Black Widow-DoC

Black Widow is a boss in Chapter 5 of Dirge of Cerberus -Final Fantasy VII-. It is a relatively easy fight compared to some of the earlier bosses encountered. At a distance, its normal machine gun attack is easily avoided because the robot gets confused when the player passes to the other side of the room. This robot has a massively powerful laser attack, but it can be avoided if the player runs in a zigzag pattern.

Also, when the Black Widow climbs up the walls onto the ceiling, it is vulnerable to an easy attack. If the player deals enough damage, the Black Widow will fall and reveal a light part, which is its weak point. If the player fails to do this, the Black Widow will drop grenades from the ceiling, but they can be easily dodged because they do not explode on impact. Instead, they explode after a few seconds, which allows enough time for the player to run away.


Attack Damage Type Description
Trample Attack 480 Hard Tramples the target with its legs.
Machine Gun Fire 50 Normal Fire its machine gun.
Energy Beam 900 Hard Charges up then fires out a massively powerful laser attack.
Proximity Grenades 30 Hard Climbs up to the ceiling, then drops grenades onto the target.



Latrodectus is a genus of spider in the family Theridiidae, many of which are commonly known as widow spiders. Individual species vary widely in size, but in most cases the females are dark and identifiable by reddish hourglass markings on the abdomen. The spiders' venomous bite is considered particularly dangerous because of the neurotoxin latrotoxin, which causes the condition latrodectism, both named for the genus. The female black widow has unusually large venom glands and her bite is particularly harmful to humans.

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