Who the Clix? is a series of articles featuring information on comic book characters that have been made into figures for the popular tabletop game Heroclix. These articles are meant to help Heroclix players learn more about the characters behind their favorite pieces.
Today we look at that incredible spider themed group: Arachnos
Appearances in Heroclix: City of Villains
First Appearance: City of Heroes #1
Notable Members: Lord Recluse, Black Scorpion, Ghost Widow, Captain Mako, Scirocco, Silver Mantis
Arachnos was originally formed in the early 20th century in Italy by an individual known only as “The Weaver.” Later, a man who now called himself Lord Recluse joined Arachnos and quickly moved through its ranks, becoming leader of the group.
Spending decades amassing power and influence, Recluse eventually appeared in the first decade of the 21st century as the ruler of the Rogue Isles. The nation is governed and policed by Arachnos, all under the direction of Lord Recluse himself. The Isles give Recluse and Arachnos limited immunity from outside forces and allow them to continue to research Rikti technology and develop new means (including super-human, supernatural, and other) for Recluse to continue his personal war with Statesman.
It has been rumored that Arachnos operatives even stage prison breaks to populate the Rogue Isles with fresh meat. If these criminals can survive, it is said that they may join Arachnos’ ranks themselves.