Japanese: あやとり子
Romanji: Ayatoriko
Aliases: The String Expert

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Master: Tiger's Eye
Objective: To kill the Sailor Guardians
Death: Super Sailor Moon's Moon Gorgeous Meditation
First Appearance
Anime: Aiming for the Top: The Pretty Swordswoman's Dilemma
Anime Voiced By: Manami Nakayama (Japanese)
Jane Luk (CWi English dub)
Fryda Wolff (Viz Media English dub)

Ayatoriko is Lemures sent by Tiger's Eye to fight the Sailor Guardians. She appeared in Episode 12 of Sailor Moon SuperS.

Nomenclature and Etymology

The "Ayatori" part of her name has the same pronunciation as the word "綾取り" which means "string figure."


She has the appearance of a spider-like monster, with several extra spider-like legs. She loves to say "Cat's Cradle".


Tiger's Eye sent Ayatoriko to fight the Sailor Guardians when they attempted to fight him off as he searched the dreams of Miharu Akiyama for Pegasus. She used some strings in her hands to shoot Sailor Mars's Fire Soul back at her through a portal. She gained the advantage against the Sailor Guardians though Sailor Jupiter managed to destroy her web that she nearly trapped them with. She soon tied them all up. Miharu tried to fight her, but she grabbed her sword with strings.

When Miharu let go, the sword managed to hit Ayatoriko and knocked her down. Sailor Chibi Moon used Twinkle Yell to call Pegasus, and Sailor Moon used Moon Gorgeous Meditation to destroy Ayatoriko.


Her attacks are also string-related, throwing sharp stars made of string, or using giant string webs or threads to tie people up.



  • Ayatoriko is the second spider-like monster, the first being Black Widow from Sailor Moon.

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