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The Web (also known as The Spider or Mother of Puppets) is one of The Entities. It is the manifestation of the fear of being controlled, entrapped, being trapped and not knowing it, and your will not being your own, of being manipulated. It manifests as spiders and spider webs and patterns like spider webs.

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Other Appearances

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This article contains information from later episodes of The Magnus Archives, and may contain major spoilers for the setting and plot. Continue at your own risk.


Characters

  • Annabelle Cane, an avatar of the Web who has been observing The Magnus Institute.
  • Raymond Fielding, appears in connection with Hill Top Road and appears to the serve the Web.
  • Neil Lagorio, special effects artist who either served or was a victim of The Web.

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Locations

Ritual

There is no record of a ritual for the Web. Peter Lukas speculates that it prefers the world as it is.

Connections with other Entities

In MAG 38: Lost and Found Jonathan Sims attacks a spider. This leads him to discover that the Hive is planning to attack the archives, which belongs to the Beholding.

Jonathan Sims, working for Beholding, carries around a lighter with a cobweb design. In MAG 81: A Guest for Mr. Spider it is revealed he a childhood encounter with the Spider.

In MAG 59: Recluse Agnes Montague, of the Desolation, lives in the home on Hill Top Road with Raymond Fielding. She thwarts Raymond's attempt to trap Ronald Sinclair. The home later burns down.

In MAG 67: Burning Desire Agnes Montague, of the Desolation, burns a cobweb and another man probably working for the Desolation has many spiders in a box.

In MAG 19: Confession the Desolation apparently try to stop the exorcism done by father Burroughs. The exorcism seems to result in the uprooting of the tree above the box from the table. Father Burroughs is marked by the Spiral.

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