The Black Tiger is a boss creature from the first Resident Evil game. It is a Web Spinner that has grown to larger proportions than normal, about six times larger than the average specimen.
Due to the Web Spinners' unpredictable nature, B.O.W. research on the specimens was suspended, and the subjects supposedly destroyed. This specimen had an unusual reaction to the T-virus, becoming a larger and more deadly version. With the Spencer Mansion compromised by a T-virus outbreak, the spider population was no longer controlled. This allowed the Black Tiger to reside with its Web Spinner siblings in the underground caverns below the mansion's courtyard. It was killed by the S.T.A.R.S. Alpha team during the Mansion Incident.