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Arukenimon's Tangled Web
アルケニモン 蜘蛛女のミス
(Arukenimon Kumojo no Miss)
"Arachnemon, Miss of the Spider Woman"
(Ja:) Fuji Television
(En:) Saban Entertainment
Airdate (Ja:) October 22, 2000
(En:) February 10, 2001
Written by (Ja:) Hiro Masaki
(En:) Rebecca Forstadt, Jeff Nimoy, Bob Buchholz
Directed by (Ja:) Hiroki Shibata
Chief Anim.
Yoshitaka Yajima
Art Tetsuhiro Shimizu
Toei Animation
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The DigiDestined find themselves fighting against their own Digimon, due to Arukenimon's sinister spell. The only way out of this fiendish situation is to outwit this mysterious mastermind!


DA02 ep29 recap

Episode recap for Arukenimon's Tangled Web.


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Featured characters

(Numbers indicate order of appearance. Bolded characters are fought by the protagonist(s), and italicized characters feature non-explicitly, e.g. voice, silhouette, image.)

Humans Fresh Rookie Champion Ultimate Armor

Digimon Analyser

DC a.pngDC ru.pngDC ke.pngDC ni.pngDC mo.pngDC n.png

Demon Beast Digimon

Special Move
Spider Thread
Arukenimon: "Arukenimon—an Ultimate Digimon. Welcome to my parlor, said the spider to the Flymon."

DC ma.pngDC mi.pngDC chouon.pngDC mo.pngDC n.png

Undead Digimon

Signature Move
Snake Bandage
Special Move
Mummymon: "Yes, and I'll let you in on a little secret I've had under wraps—my Snake Bandage attack is ghostly."


(Number indicates order of occurrence.)

Aquilamon 2 Hawkmon 3 Shurimon 11 Hawkmon
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DigiEgg of Sincerity b.png

ExVeemon 1 Veemon 5 ExVeemon 6 Paildramon 9 Chibomon
ExVeemon b.jpg Veemon b.jpg ExVeemon b.jpg Paildramon b.jpg Chibomon b.jpg
(w/ Stingmon) + Leafmon

Arukenimon (Human) 4 Arukenimon 15 Arukenimon (Human)
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Stingmon 6 Paildramon 9 Leafmon
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(w/ ExVeemon) + Chibomon

Mummymon (Human) 8 Mummymon 15 Mummymon (Human)
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Digmon 11 Armadillomon
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Pegasusmon 11 Patamon
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Nefertimon 11 Gatomon
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Davis: "Hey, lady, don't you know any other tunes?"
ExVeemon: "I can't stand it anymore! Doesn't she know another song?!"

—Davis and ExVeemon share the same frustration with Arukenimon's music.

Davis: "Hey, lady don't you know any other tunes? This is why I don't surf the Internet. I hate websites! Help us!"
ExVeemon: "Help you?! Who's going to help me?! Sorry Davis, but I'm a little tied-up at the moment!!"

—Davis and ExVeemon are both in a tight spot.

Cody: "All we have to do is find a way to alter the sound of the flute! Then if our theory holds, the insect Digimon will return to normal!"
Ken: "Precisely!"
Davis: "Then how does the story of The Birds and the Bees go!?"
Cody: "Uh...later Davis. Now's not the time."

—That's the story of where babies come from, Davis!

"I wondered why Matt's band sounded so good lately. Matt said it was because he was such a great musician! Wait 'til I tell him I know his secret weapon is Yolei!"

T.K. gains leverage over his brother.

Yolei: "We'll delete the section that we don't need, and then we'll save the part that's left as a sound file. We'll copy and paste the original onto multiple tracks and use special effects to distort the sound bites. All you do is press play."
Kari: "Um, I have no idea what you're talking about."

—Yolei and Kari unknowingly mimick the actions of Izzy and Tai in the old days.

"Why do I have a sudden urge to sit on a tuffet eating curds and whey?"

—Good question, Stingmon...gooood question.

Davis: "Hey lady! This is what I think to your bloop!"
Woman: "Hhhrrgghh!!"

—Blowing a raspberry sure does wonder.

Cody: "That's amazing! How could she jump down all that way without getting a single scratch!?"
Ken: "Do you think she could be..!?"
Woman: "So you finally caught on when it's about the time. That's right kids, I'm not human. I am.. Arukenimon!"
Davis & Co.: "Huh!?"

—The mysterious woman finally reveals her identity.

"Some eau de la bug spray, madame?"

Digmon giving Arukenimon the salon treatment from Hell.

Davis: "We want an explanation!"
Yolei: "Yeah! What the Digidestined ever do to you!?"
TK: "Yeah! And why do you want to destroy the Digital World!?"
Ken: "Tell us now!"
Arukenimon: "Ha! Give me a break. That's a ridiculous question!"
Paildramon: "Why is that!?"
Arukenimon: "Why do I want to destroy it? Hah! It's what I live for, you miserable excuse for a Digimon!"

—The Digidestined aren't getting any good answer from Arukenimon.

"Just think of me as a well wrapped present."

Mummymon before revealing his true form.

"Sorry a bad joke. But as soon as we get back to our hide out I'm going to make you look almost as bad as new. Hehehe."

Mummymon lampshading and slipping risque dialogue passing the radar.

Other notes

Animation errors

  • Right before Cody calls out to Digmon to tell him to stop attacking ExVeemon, he blinks four times. During the first blink, his eyes vanish completely.
  • In the shot where ExVeemon puts Davis, Cody and Ken down before dedigivolving, he is much bigger in comparison to them than normal.

Dubbing changes

  • The shot of Paildramon being knocked by Mummymon's attack into the cupboard and shattering the glasses is removed.

Real-world references

  • The Japanese title of the episode is a play on the Argentinian novel El beso de la Mujer Araña (Esp: Kiss of the Spider Woman).
  • The English title of the episode is a play on the Walter Scott's poem Marmion: "Oh! what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive!"
  • In the English dub, Arukenimon's Digimon Analyzer references Mary Howitt's poem The Spider and the Fly: "'Will you walk into my parlour?' said the Spider to the Fly."
  • Yolei tells Kari to "play that funky music" before they play their distorted recording, a reference to the song of the same name by the band Wild Cherry.
  • The story of "the birds and the bees" Davis mentions is what parents often use to tell their children where babies come from.

Miscellaneous trivia

  • Arukenimon announces the episode title in the Japanese episode.