Spyder was originally a hooker on the streets of New York City. When she murdered and left for dead by a costumer, she transformed into a spider-like creature, returned to the streets, found her murderer and killed him. She was arrested, taken to Riker's Island, where she bullied a fellow inmate named Princess. When Sela took her role as guardian of Princess, Spyder confronted Sela in the showers with a self-made knife. Sela used the knife to stab Spyder, but thanks to her powers, Spyder survived and again confronted Sela. When zombies attacked, Spyder transformed into her spider-like form, leading Sela to the conclusion Spyder is a Highborn.