Ungoliant (Sindarin IPA: [uŋˈɡoljant] - "Dark Spider") was a primordial being in the shape of a gigantic spider and one of the most terrifying evil spirits in The Lord of the Rings universe. She was initially an ally of Melkor in Aman, and for a short time in Middle-earth as well. She is the mother of Shelob, therefore the oldest and first spider. She may as well be the personification of consumption, greed and oblivion itself.

Powers and Stats

Tier: At least Low 2-C | At least 5-C, likely 4-C

Name: Ungoliant

Origin: Lord of the Rings

Gender: Female

Age: As old as the universe itself, possibly older

Classification: Giant Demonic Spider (true origin unknown, said to be some kind of primordial force of darkness)

Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Magic, Can create powerful webs, Poison manipulation, Invisibility, Elemental Manipulation so powerful "no light can pierce it", Also eats light, Some form of Mind Manipulation.

Attack Potency: At least Universe level+ (Drained the Two Trees of Valinor, of which a single flower and fruit became the sun and the moon, respectively. Drank the Well of Varda, which contained all the dew ever collected from the Two Trees, making even Melkor afraid) | At least Moon level, likely Star level (Overpowered a weakened Morgoth, who had to call upon more than seven Balrogs in order to chase her off)

Speed: Unknown. Possibly Infinite (The Ainur who entered Eä were said to live at any speed of thought or motion they chose) | Supersonic+ to High Hypersonic via powerscaling

Lifting Strength: Unknown

Striking Strength: At least Universal+ | At least Moon Class, likely Star Class

Durability: At least Universe level+ (More powerful than any single Valar. Made even Melkor in his prime afraid) | At least Moon level, likely Star level (Survived Melkor's scream at point blank and able to withstand several Balrogs waling on her, which she survived)

Stamina: Possibly limitless | Superhuman

Range: Unknown | Tens of kilometers melee range via virtue of size, likely higher with magic.

Standard Equipment: N/A

Intelligence: While she is certainly sapient, she seems to be motivated by little more than a limitless hunger

Weaknesses: Needs to eat an absolutely massive amount in order to sustain her power or she'll weaken from hunger (Rumored to have eaten herself, which was how she died. However, this has never been verified.)

Note: She returns during Dagor Dagorth, and no record of her death is ever made, implying that she survived the Reordering of Arda.

Key: After devouring the Two Trees | Starving


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