Tarantulas is a Transformer in the Beast Wars Universe. He is a member of the Predacons. His beast mode is a Tarantula. He was the one who developed the Predacon shell programs because he was the team's chief scientist. He also served as an agent of the Tripredacus Council. It is revealed he is a descendant of Unicron. He was vaporized while trying to take control of Tigerhawk from the Vok.