Shelob is a giant spider and the daughter of Ungoliant. Mordor was once her homeland, and she was an ally of Sauron. But Sauron forced her into the mountains. Her brood still infest portions of Mordor. She still wishes to invade and take back Mordor, and take revenge on Sauron.

Shelob is mentioned in Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor in two artifacts, the Crushed Spider Egg and the Torn Banner.

Shelob appears in Middle-earth: Shadow of War, and unlike any other incarnation of the character, has the ability to transform into a human woman with black hair and clad in ink-black robes. She also has the ability to fight the Nazgûl physically and can grant visions. She is also shown in the trailers to have a vendetta against Sauron for unknown reasons, and seems to distrust Celebrimbor, saying that he and Sauron are one. She was once Sauron's lover until he didn't have any need for her anymore. Angry that her lover would abandon her so easily she swore to kill him.


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