widowmaker is a name commonly given to anything which kills people (historically men). an instrument of war, a dangerous stretch of road, or a mad genius's nefarious contrivance. even a great and terrible bug. Dr. Clayton Forrestor i prefer the Resistance: Fall of Man reference for the article though. Dr. Clayton Forrestor 01:08, December 6, 2009 (UTC)

Actually, it was named after a community memeber on the gearbox fourms, you may want to add that as trivia. 04:04, August 20, 2011 (UTC)
the wiki was subject to was shown that thread a year ago or so and remains unimpressed. it is still popularly believed to be an affectation on the part of certain forum contributors.
Fryguysigwob 07:28, August 20, 2011 (UTC)

It's just based on the real Widowmaker spider. The males give themselves up as nutrients to the females in order for the eggs to survive.--Talk to prinny! Prinny Riceygringo 00:47, August 31, 2011 (UTC)*facepalm* I cant seem to find the actual scientific name of the spider, someone remind me, although I do think widowmaker is such a generic name for a spider that most of the trivia notes are, well, trivial. This page should be locked


Much like on the Helob talk page, I'm going to go ahead and ask that anyone with the official Borderlands guide check and see if the story is credible. If it isn't, get rid of it. -- Claptrap 20:20, January 28, 2010 (UTC)


Does anyone think this page needs a disambiguation page with Widow MakerCaptain McPants (talk) 19:27, December 23, 2013 (UTC)

Not really. There are only two articles, so they're better off pointing to each other, than pointing to a disambiguation page. If a third widow maker of some kind appears, then we'd be better served with a disambiguation page. -- WarBlade (talk) 19:47, December 23, 2013 (UTC)
Thanks for the edits. For the record, how would one make a disambiguation page for two articles with exactly the same name save for one of them being a conjunctive form? (Just like in the case of the Widow Maker / widowmaker) Captain McPants (talk) 06:20, December 24, 2013 (UTC)
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