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Arc 6
Chapter Count 10
Word Count 44,139
Date started
December 13, 2011
Date finished
14 January 2012
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Tangle is the sixth arc of the Worm series; preceded by Hive and followed by Buzz. Taylor makes a momentous decision about the Undersiders.


Out of school with her injury, Taylor spends more time hanging out at the team's loft. She visits Brian's apartment and meets his sister, Aisha. She and Brian encounter Sophia Hess. The Undersiders embarrass the heroes of Brockton Bay at a celebration of their victory over the ABB, and learn the identity of their boss, the extent of his organization, and his plans for the city.

Taylor's dad discovers she's been lying to him about her school attendance, and confronts her, refusing to back down until he knows what's going on. The best thing she can think of is to admit she's an undercover superhero- but faced with the prospect of actually turning the Undersiders in to the Protectorate, she's overcome by her feelings of camaraderie. She leaves her dad without giving him an answer, and resolves to give up on the undercover operation, becoming a real member of the team.

Elsewhere a grave miscarriage of justice occurs. A new character and two old ones are set to the super prison. One is sacrificed for the respect of the prisoners.



  • Tangle is of scandinavian origin, originally meaning something close to disarrangement's it now relates to entangle to get oneself involved and intertwined with something else. Like a fly in a spider's web.
    • As Taylor continues her 'infiltration' she finds herself instead to be more and more emotionally involved with the group. The lies she tells her team, her dad, and her self reaches a crisis point.

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