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Arc 14
Chapter Count 13
Word Count 73,498
Date started
September 4 2012
Date finished
13 October 2012
Arc Guide

Prey is the fourteenth arc of the Worm series. It is preceded by Snare and followed by Colony.


The Protectorate's attack on the Nine is a success, eliminating Mannequin and Crawler and putting the Siberian on the defensive for the first time. But the string of victories by the heroes prompts Bonesaw to release the penalty she prepared for the Nine's game: a bioweapon that destroys the ability to recognize other people. Unable to identify friend or foe and severely hampered by the resulting isolation and paranoia, Taylor manages to contact Panacea and get her to release a cure, but in the meantime, Jack learns of Dinah's prophecy. Intrigued by the future it promises, he and his remaining teammates leave Brockton Bay with one new recruit- after a quick stop to punish the traitor in their ranks.

One donation interlude: Legend meets with the top tier of the Protectorate regarding the results of his stay in Brockton Bay, including the new information about the Siberian.

Closing interlude: Sierra, Taylor's employee, continues to manage day-to-day life in Skitter's territory, until her boss returns from the campaign against the Nine.



  • Prey, distinct from the near homophone "pray", referes to the chosen target of a predator. There are of course many species of predatory bugs often caught in an evolutionary arms race with their preferred prey.
    • Several characters are caught up in such a chase in this arc with the Undersiders deciding to go on the offensive against the nine while the killers are still doing their tests.

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