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Name Rafael Oliveras
Hometown Spanish Harlem, New York
Appears in Def Jam Vendetta
Venue Hangout Various
Strengths Power
Blazin' Move (s) Harlem Whirlwind (Front)
Harlem Handspring (Rear)

Spider is one of the four protagonists in Def Jam Vendetta.


Spider grew up in San Juan, Puerto Rico. His family moved to New York when he was 14 years old, and he quickly became a standout high school basketball player. In his senior year, he became the victim of a random act of street violence. While walking home, Spider was hit in a drive-by shooting. He took two bullets: one shattered his left leg, and the other lodged in his skull, leaving him in a coma for several weeks. Unable to pursue his basketball dreams, Spider turned to fighting as a means to make money and focus his rage. Spider fights using a mixture of judo and Muay Thai, with a variety of nice throws, palm strikes, elbows, and knees. He has a strong chin and uses his defense to counter and reverse his opponents' moves.

Role In Def Jam Vendetta

Spider shares the same role as the other protagonists in story mode. D-Mob ran him out of town long ago, resulting him losing his respect and most importantly his girlfriend Angel. Manny beckons him back into the circuit, after losing a lot of bets. At first he returns to help his friend, but later he has his eyes set on earning back everything he lost. After the defeat of D-Mob, he and Angel leaves the arena and possibly the circuit for good.


See Spider/Gallery


  • Spider, along with the other protagonists in Vendetta, are the only characters who has two intros and victory outros.
  • Spider's name appears in the highscores on Def Jam Fight For NY.
    • His front blazin' move is used by Skull in Def Jam Fight For NY and in Def Jam Fight For NY: The Takeover.

Characters From Def Jam Vendetta
Heros: Briggs · Proof · Spider · Tank
Circuit Fighters: Arii · Chukklez · Cruz · Dan G · Deebo · Drake · Headache · Iceberg · Manny · Masa · Moses · Nyne · Omar · Peewee · Razor · Ruffneck · Sketch · Steel · Zaheer
Circuit Announcer: Funkmaster Flex