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I made a choice. This is my path.

Peter Benjamin Parker is the superhero vigilante known as Spider-Man and the son of Richard and Mary Parker. Orphaned at the age of seven, Peter was raised by his aunt and uncle over the course of the next few years. Parker's search for answers about the mystery of his parents and their deaths eventually drove him to investigating the establishment of Oscorp, having learned that their employee, Dr. Curt Connors, had been close friends with his father.

While at Oscorp, Peter was bitten by a genetically enhanced Oscorp Spider, becoming a cross-species hybrid and gaining several superhuman powers, such as enhanced speed, strength, and the ability to stick to walls. Though Peter's new talents fascinated him, his ultimate failure to learn anything more about his parents only increased his obsession further: he took to inordinately studying his father's briefcase and the notes and items contained within, and even personally visited Connors. Peter learned from Connors that his father had worked with him in the field of cross-species, in the hopes of curing several paramount disabilities, such as Connor's lack of an arm, and that his father had been the one to breed the Oscorp Spiders, disappearing shortly afterwards and taking the research he had used with him. Though Peter's new friendship with Connors and the attempts to find a remedy soon yielded successful experimental results, Peter began to neglect his relationships with his loved ones, ultimately leading Ben's death at the hands of a shoplifter. In the hope of eradicating likewise crimes occurring across his neighborhood, Peter decided to put his powers to use as a vigilante, dubbing himself Spider-Man. Spider-Man's efforts drew him into conflict with the New York Police Department and their captain, George Stacy, with the captain considering him a dangerous anarchist who was interfering in their operations. However, during this time, Peter had become infatuated with the captain's daughter, Gwen, and the growing attraction that had been building between them soon became a relationship, with Peter revealing his secret to her. The dispute with the police soon grew worse when Curt Connors tested the apparently successful formula which he and Peter had worked on on himself, mutating into a giant Lizard and wreaking havoc across New York. Guilt-ridden over his role in the birth of the Lizard, Peter took it upon himself to stop him, eventually learning that Connors intended to mass disperse the formula over New York City to turn the citizens into Lizards and cause an apocalypse. Peter managed to thwart the Lizard's plan and cure, and subsequently incarcerate Connors, with the aid of Gwen and her father, although Captain Stacy lost his life in the process. Having promised the dying captain that he would leave Gwen out of his future conflicts, Peter intended to recluse himself from Gwen completely, but soon realized his responsibility to be there for her, letting her know that he still intended to be with her. Now backed by the police and committed to continue his role as a vigilante, Peter emerged as New York's primary protector.

Over the course of the following year, Peter continued to fight crime in New York, becoming a sensation in the media and a subject of much debate for New York's citizens. Gwen continued to assist Peter in his exploits, with the two even designing a simpler suit and more efficient web-shooters for him to use as a superhero. However, Peter began seeing visions of George Stacy everywhere he went, constant reminders of the promise he had made the dead captain to stay away from Gwen. After taking down the Russian Mob, the guilt-ridden Peter finally confided in Gwen about his hallucinations, with the two breaking up as a result. In spite of this, Peter and Gwen would be forced to work together once more with the emergence of supervillain Max Dillon, an Oscorp employee who had fallen into a tank of genetically mutated eels in an accident at the Tower and gained electrical powers as a result. Peter would also garner his own personal problem with the return of his childhood friend Harry Osborn in the wake of Norman Osborn's death: having learned from his father of a fatal disease he had inherited, Harry became convinced that the only cure to the ailment was Spider-Man's blood. Knowing from his fight with Curt Connors that cross-species genetics could have disastrous effects, the heartbroken Peter was forced to refuse Harry under the guise of Spider-Man, leaving both devastated. These events also re-ignited Peter's obsession with Oscorp, leading him to discover that his parents had disappeared along with their research as a result of Oscorp's plan to sell it to foreign military for use as bio-weapons, and that the human DNA that his father had used to enhance the Spiders had been his own- the reason why Peter had received his powers. Realizing that he did not want to lose anyone else, Peter reconciled with Gwen, telling her that he loved her no matter what, and that she would always be his path. However, their romantic reunion was short-lived; desperate to heal himself, Harry Osborn broke Max Dillon out of prison, having learned that Oscorp had salvaged the venom from their Spiders before being forced to destroy them in the wake of the conflict with Connors. Harry made a deal with Dillon, bartering for the latter's freedom in exchange for helping him retrieve the venom. After ensuring that Harry could obtain the venom, Dillon left to take over Oscorp's Power Grid, going on a rampage and attacking the civilians. With Gwen's assistance, Peter managed to cause an overload in the Grid, overcharging Dillon's form and destroying him. However, Harry had concurrently injected himself with the venom, accelerating his condition instead of curing it and sending him into a violent frenzy. The vengeful Harry attacked Peter and Gwen, and in the subsequent battle, Gwen was killed, leaving Peter devastated.

Grief-stricken, Peter started visiting Gwen's grave every day, unable to move on and giving up on his duties as Spider-Man for the next five months, leaving New York without a protector and causing crime to sky-rocket. Finally, after listening to the advice of his Aunt May and watching a recording of a speech uttered by Gwen on the day of their graduation, Peter realized that Gwen would have wanted him to keep on going, and made his return as Spider-Man just in time to confront the former leader of the Russian Mob, Aleksei Syksevitch, who had broken out of prison using a rhinoceros machine.

Though he now intended to continue his heroism, Peter eventually succumbed to his inner rage. Overwhelmed by his feelings of anger and hate, Parker descended down a darker path and stopped pulling his punches, admonishing himself for what he was doing, but lacking the willpower to stop himself. Gwen's death would continue to haunt him, and Peter soon began believing that he could never forgive himself.

Years later, Peter was pulled into an alternate universe due to a botched spell cast to make everyone forget the identity of that universe's Spider-Man. Soon deducing what had happened to him, Peter learned that the Curt Connors and Max Dillon of his universe had also been dragged there, taken from the moments of their respective defeats. Peter collaborated with that universe's Spider-Man and another one of his counterparts to fight and cure the villains who had been sent there, and finally brought himself personal closure when he managed to save his counterpart's girlfriend from suffering the same fate as Gwen. When the villains were finally cured and the crisis was resolved, Peter was sent back to his native universe as a much happier man.


Early life

Peter was born to Richard and Mary Parker in 1994.[1] In his early childhood years, Peter lived a very happy life with them, known to prefer sandwiches without crust, and to sleep with a little light on at night. Peter also met and befriended Harry Osborn at his primary school, and the two spent much of their time together.


You'll stay with Aunt May... and Uncle Ben for a little while.
"I wanna go with you.
Richard Parker and Peter Parker[src]

Peter refuses to take a picture for Flash

One night, Peter played hide and seek with his father, searching for him across their house before seeing his father's shoes from behind a curtain. Pulling it, Peter realized he had been tricked - the shoes were supporting a broom with a hat placed on top of it. Peter then closed the door in case his father was in the room, before noticing a photo of his family perched on a desk, and saw his father's glasses sitting there. Peter impertinently put them on and looked around, before removing them and moving to look in his father's study.

Becoming Spider-Man

Peter's new abilities make him stick to the top of the train

Frightened by his new abilities, he tries to investigate the symptoms of the spider bite, but was unable to find the spider that bit him, as it was a genetic mutation. He decides to visit Dr. Connors at his house, revealing that he is Richard's son. After a brief discussion, Peter gives Connors the equation to complete a formula on limb regeneration, which he learned from studying his father's notes.

Peter bullies Flash in Basketball

The next day, Peter humiliates Flash during a basketball game, but gets into trouble when he accidentally breaks the backboard of the hoop. His uncle Ben meets with the school principal, and when talking to Peter he mentions that he had to change his work shift, in order to be there, so he asks Peter to pick up Aunt May. that night. As Ben leaves, Peter asks Gwen out, and to her surprise, she says yes.

Peter then goes to an abandoned shed after school, and uses his new powers to train with the chains hanging from the ceiling. Later at night, Peter meets with Dr. Connors at OsCorp to help him complete the regeneration formula, ignoring Uncle Ben's call for him. When Peter returns to his house, he is scolded by Ben, who is upset with him for forgetting to pick up his Aunt May from him. The argument ends with Peter storming out of the house. Peter tries to buy a case of milk, but the store manager refuses to give it to him for pennies. Peter gets mad at the manager, so when a thief breaks into the store, he lets him get away. Uncle Ben (who had gone out to find Peter) crosses paths with the robber and tries to stop him, but he is shot by the robber. The robber escapes while Peter finds his uncle dead on the sidewalk.

Peter Parker becoming a vigilante

After that, Peter stops all the thieves who look like his uncle's killer in hopes of finding the real one. In the process, Peter falls into a gym where he sees a poster of a masked wrestler. Inspired by that poster, Peter makes a mask to which he adds a suit and web-shooters that can be placed on both wrists, becoming the superhero Spider-Man. His actions caught the attention of Police Captain George Stacy, who was also Gwen's father.

When Peter accepts Gwen's invitation to dinner at her house, Peter meets the Stacy family. Over dinner, Peter argues with George, claiming that "Spider-Man" is a hero, not a vigilante. This annoys George, who insists that he is nothing more than a criminal in a mask. After a brief argument, he and Gwen go to "get some air" on the rooftop. Here, he reveals to Gwen that he is Spider-Man, but soon leaves in response to a police report at the Williamsburg Bridge.

Spider-Man saving a boy

On the bridge, Peter is confronted by a large reptilian creature known as the Lizard. Peter manages to intercept the villain, but is unable to fight him off, as he rescues a little boy from a burning car while the lizard escapes. It is there that Peter takes on the name of Spider-Man and the public begins to know him widely.

Lizard's War

Fighting the Lizard

Spider-Man meeting Lizard

The next day, Peter goes to meet with Dr. Connors at Oscorp, realizing very quickly that Connors had mutated himself into the Lizard. He tries to warn Captain Stacy about it, but he doesn't believe his claims. Peter later decides to track the lizard in the sewers, and also get photos of him for a cash reward from the Daily Bugle. Upon finding him he is attacked by the Lizard and critically injured. When Peter escapes from him he leaves his camera in the sewer, the lizard finds it and reads a label that says 'Property of Peter Parker', thereby discovering Spider-Man's identity.

Battle in Midtown High

Somebody's been a bad Lizard.
―Spider-Man to the Lizard[src]

Spider-Man claiming Curt Connors has been a bad Lizard

The lizard later attacks the school in an attempt to kill Peter so he won't disrupt his plans any further, but when the fight goes on for too long, the police arrive, and he is forced to retreat. Peter calls Gwen, asking her to develop an antidote at Oscorp, then follows the Lizard and finds her lab. After finding the video files in the makeshift lab, Peter discovers that the lizard is planning to use a device capable of creating a cloud containing a serum large enough to cover an entire city in order to transform New York into lizard creatures. As the. Peter realizes very quickly that the device is at Oscorp, and tries to call Gwen to warn her off. Gwen refuses, and evacuates the building. Peter then rushes to Oscorp, in an attempt to save both Gwen and New York City.

Peter unmasked by George Stacy

On his way, Peter is attacked by the NYPD and is hit by an electrified dart, briefly rendering him unconscious. Captain Stacy unmasks him, but Peter is awakened by his spider-sense, and attacks Stacy before he can see who he is. After covering the officers' eyes with his webs and easily defeating them, he is forced to reveal to Captain Stacy who he really is. George realizes that Peter is really trying to protect the city, and allows him to leave. However, on his way, an officer shoots him in the leg. A weakened Spider-Man is then assisted by crane operators, as one of them was the father of the boy he saved on the bridge. The operators move their cranes in a way that creates a straight line towards Oscorp.

Peter trying to find Lizard to confront him

At Oscorp, Spider-Man arrives to fight the Lizard, but is restrained by his tail. He crushes his Net-Slinger and removes his mask, mocking him for losing his parents and his uncle. Captain Stacy arrives and helps Spider-Man by shooting the Lizard, Peter uses liquid nitrogen to freeze the Lizard, making him more vulnerable. He then manages to get to the chemical device and switches the reptile serum with the antidote Gwen had made. The Lizard eventually critically wounds Captain Stacy and attempts to stop Peter, but fails, and the antidote cloud reverts the Lizard back into Curt Connors.

When Captain Stacy is dying, Peter is forced to promise him to stay away from Gwen, to keep her out of harm's way. Peter sneakily attends Captain Stacy's funeral, and ignores Gwen for the next few days at her father's request. Peter finally tells Gwen that her relationship is over, but she soon realizes that her father was the reason for it. The next day at school, a teacher tells Peter not to make promises he can't keep, in response to his being late. Sitting behind Gwen, he whispers to her in a low voice that "promises that cannot be kept are the best ones", revealing that he was going to return to her, after hearing Uncle Ben's voice message and realizing that he too. He has a responsibility to Gwen.

Graduation and Break up

Peter swings to New York City with a brand new suit, created by Gwen Stacy. Spider-Man is seen in pursuit of criminals carrying a truck full of dangerous chemicals through the city. Whilst talking to Gwen Stacy on the phone, he sees a vision of her father, and is reminded of the promise he made to stay away from Gwen. During the chase, he saves the life of a man named Max Dillon. Peter later meets Gwen at the Graduation. He tells Gwen that to break up to keep his promise with George Stacy.

Meeting Electro

Duel at Times Square

Upon hearing the news of Harry returning to New York City and the death of Norman Osborn, Peter Parker visits Harry and the two are reunited after ten years. Later that night, Peter meets Gwen in attempt to maintain a friendship, and Gwen tells Peter that an opportunity to Oxford University means she has to move to England. Before the two can discuss it, Max, now dubbed as Electro, accidentally shuts off the power to Times Square whilst looking for electricity to power himself. Spider-Man attempts to calm Max Dillon. When the police try to shoot him, Electro thinks that Spider-Man has betrayed him by asking the police to shoot him, Electro, in anger, attacks. Spider-Man eventually defeats him and he is taken to Oscorp to be tested.

Discovering the truth

Peter visits Harry in Oscorp

Osborn shows the symptoms of his disease and uses the device his father Norman gave him to deduce that Spider-Man's blood could help save him. He asks Peter for help finding him but Peter refuses, unsure of what effects the transfusion would have.

Spider-Man refuses to give his blood to Harry

Parker visits Harry again, this time as Spider-Man, but refuses once again. Harry believes that Spider-Man is trying not to save Harry. After Parker left, Harry screams as he says "YOUR A FRAUD, SPIDER-MAN!!" and Osborn smashes one thing in his house. Parker then goes to Gwen Stacy and finds her then tells her about the situation and also gives her luck. Peter uses information left behind by his father to locate the video message Richard left. In it, Richard explains that he had to leave New York because he wasn't willing to go along with Norman Osborn's plans to use what they had created for biological weapons with his research. Peter then receives a voicemail message from Gwen, telling him that she was offered the job in England and was heading to the airport to fly there earlier than expected because of an earlier class.

Combat in Oscorp Power Plant

Spider-Man gets shocked by Electro

Peter manages to catch her and professes his love for her, and the two agree to go to England together. They are interrupted by a blackout caused by Electro. Peter takes Gwen down where the police are and Gwen helps him with his web-shooters to go against Electro. Peter heads off to fight with Electro having the upper-hand. As Electro has Spider-Man in the air and is electrocuting him, Gwen comes in a police car and hits Electro, against Peter's demands. The two managed to defeat Electro by overloading his electricity supply.

Gwen's death

I lost Gwen, she was my MJ. I couldn't save her. I 'm never gonna forgive myself for that.

Spider-Man seeing Green Goblin

Harry Osborn arrived on the scene as the Green Goblin and deduces Peter's identity as Spider-Man. Threating to destroy Peter's "hope": Gwen. Harry grabbed Gwen and flew away, with Peter giving chase.

Spider-Man fights the Green Goblin

Shortly after, he threw her down into a clock tower, where Peter was able to catch her. Harry began fighting Spider-Man inside of the nearby clock tower, however, Gwen was almost killed in the ensuing battle.

Spider-Man attempting to save Gwen Stacy

Peter attempted to catch Gwen with a web, but it hit her neck, causing Peter to jump down and asked if Gwen was okay. Seeing Gwen didn't respond, Peter knew she was ultimately dead. Harry was then brought to Ravencroft Institute. Gwen's death caused Peter much distraught and gave up the mantle of Spider-Man.

Return as Spider-Man

Spider-Man returns and fights Rhino

Five months pass and Peter spends every day at Gwen's grave. After seeing a recording of Gwen's speech, Peter becomes more comfort. Peter then uses that speech as an inspiration to return as Spider-Man as he was back fight Rhino. Seeing Jorge confronting Rhino, Spider-Man asked him to go back to his mom. The croud cheered him as Rhino told that he wants to kill Spider-Man. Spider-Man then asked to challenge Rhino, as he accepted. Peter then used a manhole cover to fight him.

Meeting Other Peter Parkers

I'm Spider-Man, in my world, but then yesterday, I was just..... I was just here.
―Spider-Man to Michelle Jones and Ned Leeds[src]

Peter in another universe

In an alternate universe's 2024, Peter Parker's identity as Spider-Man was revealed to the world. In a attempt to fix the effects to his personal life, Parker asked Doctor Strange to use the Runes of Kof-Kol to erase everyone's mind of the reveal, however due to Peter's concerns of the effects he messed with the spell causing it to instead bring in anyone who knew Peter is Spider-Man in the Multiverse. This Peter Parker was one of those beings transported to the alternate universe. He was discovered by Ned Leeds and MJ via portal in an attempt to find their Peter. Spider-Man went through the portal completely suited up, frightening Leeds' grandmother. As he unmasked, Spider-Man introduced himself as the Peter Parker of his universe. He then asked if the Multiverse was real, realizing that he had been right in his studies. Amused by his theories of the multiverse, MJ and Ned were still skeptical about him being a different Spider-Man and made him prove it. After crawling on the ceiling to clean a cobweb, they were convinced. After Ned tries to open another portal, it opened up to an older man who was also Peter Parker. Parker urged Leeds and Jones to think of where their friend would go to clear his mind, Spider-Man admitted that for him, it was the Empire State Building because of the view, while the older Parker preferred the Chrysler Building. Jones and Leeds deduced where their Parker would be and brought them to the Midtown School of Science and Technology, where they found their Parker on top of the roof, crying and in despair over the death of his aunt May. This Parker and the older Parker told that they both also lost something, which was also their loved ones. Parker told the other Parker that he lost Gwen because he couldn't save her. Parker told the younger Parker that one day he stopped pulling his punches and return as Spider-Man, he also told not to get that darkness where they will lose their loved ones.

Creating Cures

Parker works together with his alternate selves

After managing to convince his alternate self, the group decided to retreat to one of Midtown's laboratory rooms in order to engineer cures for their past enemies. Parker decided to develop Lizard' anti-serum, having made one before, while his older counterpart created the one for Green Goblin. The Parkers, Jones, and Leeds together engineered cures for Electro, Green Goblin, Lizard, and Sandman, and then devised a plan to bring their adversaries all to one spot using the Macchina as a lure. Before leaving, Parker asked his oldest counterpart if he had his suit, which he did underneath his civilian clothes. He was then amazed to see he can shoot organic webs and wondered how that was possible.

Battle at Liberty Island

Parker learns of Thanos and Symbiotes

Spider-Man and his counterparts then travelled to the Statue of Liberty, using an Inter-Dimensional Portal opened by Ned Leeds. While the native Spider-Man deliberately broadcast their location, Spider-Man noticed that the older Spider-Man had back issues. He then asked if he could crack it, which the older Spider-Man agreed to let him, and he cracked the older Spider-Man's back to ease his back pain, relating to what he was feeling. Spider-Man then asked how the older Spider-Man was able to naturally shoot webs without the need for Web-Shooters. As the native Spider-Man asked what kind of villains they had faced besides the current ones, the older Spider-Man discussed having fought a black symbiote. The native Spider-Man then told them about fighting a purple alien (Thanos) in space and on Earth. Parker remarked him being lame since he fought Rhino and never encountered an alien before. However, his older counterpart told he is still amazing, which Parker thanked.

Parker works together as a team

All of a sudden, Electro showed up, and meanwhile, Lizard and Sandman showed up too. Spider-Man faced Lizard and attempted to obtain the cure but failed, leading to several early setbacks. As they plan to defeat the villains, the native Parker later mentions about working as a team like the Avengers because the native Parker thought there was Avengers in his counterpart's universe. Knowing that one of his counterpart and this Parker didn't had the Avengers in their universe, thinking it was a band name. But later, The Spider-Men decided to plan instead and then, the Spideys then swung and confronted the villains. Their new teamwork was this Spider-Man attacked Lizard, while Peter-Two attacked Sandman, and Peter-One attacked Electro.

Spider-Man is attacked by the Lizard

Spider-Man retrieved Sandman's cure, passing it on to Peter-One to pass off to Peter-Two while he continued to fight off against Lizard. Parker greeted Lizard and Connors responded back with "Hello, Peter." Parker eventually webbed Connors with his web fluid while he decided to descend at the top of the Statue towards Electro, with his cure in hopes of curing him.

Spider-Man and his counterpart facing Electro

Spider-Man and his counterpart attempted to steal the Arc Reactor from Electro but were overwhelmed by his electricity powers. They were saved by Otto Octavius, who swapped the Arc Reactor with the cure, depriving Electro of his powers. Spider-Man then spoke with Electro, who had been returned to his normal self as Dillon, who lamented that he would return to being a nobody. However, Parker told Dillon that he never was a nobody in their universe. Dillon then told Spider-Man that he had hoped Spider-Man's skin tone was black like his, wondering if there was a black Spider-Man out there, in which Spider-Man agreed could be possible.

Then, Stephen Strange arrived and was introduced to Spider-Man and the older Spider-Man by this universe's Spider-Man. Before they could talk further, Goblin suddenly arrived, attacking them with Razor Bats, and stealing the Macchina di Kadavus from Strange. Otto stopped Osborn from escaping with the box and Stephen took the box back. When Strange retrieved the Macchina di Kadavus, all the Spideys noticed a Pumpkin Bomb inside it with their Spider-Sense. The Pumpkin Bomb also toppled the Statue, causing Jones to fall off the scaffolding. When this universe's Spider-Man leaped to catch her, Goblin knocked him aside, making this Spider-Man to jump down and save her himself. Redeemed for his failure to save Gwen Stacy when she died in a similar way, he became emotional but soon was less emotional due to this redemption.

Afterwards, this Spider-Man watched in concern as his counterpart Spider-Man attacked Green Goblin really hard. Before the native Spider-Man could use Goblin's Glider to kill Osborn, the other Spider-Man tried to stop this universe's Spider-Man but was promptly stabbed in the back by Goblin. As this Spider-Man managed to survive, he threw the native Spider-Man the cure, which the native Spider-Man caught and injected Goblin with, ending the Goblin's madness. Spider-Man aided his older variant, who was not injured as he had been stabbed before, as the native Spider-Man helped Doctor Strange fix the spell by changing it so that the universe would no longer remember him.

Going Home

Parker is returned to his homeworld

The three Spider-Men embraced by hugging each other. Strange then cast the Runes of Kof-Kol once again, returning all the multiverse men to their universes including this Parker and his older counterpart, Parker waved to his older variant as a goodbye sign before returning to his universe.


Peter Parker, if there's one thing you are, it's good. Anyone has a problem with that can talk to me.
May Parker[src]

Peter Parker is a good-hearted and courageous individual, displayed when he stopped Flash Thompson from bullying another student.

After Peter gained his powers, Parker decided to get justice for Thompson's bullying victims by humiliating him on the basketball court. However, his uncle, Ben Parker lectured him on his father's principle that if he could do good things for other people, then he would have a moral obligation to fulfill his duties as an intelligent individual and not exploit his advantage of having superhuman powers.

As Spider-Man, Parker offers exhibitions of "soft power" or moral righteousness through leadership, seen when he attempted to persuade Electro to accept his help and when he initially offered for The Rhino to turn himself in and cease his destructiveness. However, he can also be humorous and messes with criminals, toying with a car thief on his first official night as a vigilante. When he is not goofing around with felons, he is heroic and courageous; he chose to protect the innocent by rescuing a man's son, Jack, rather than chase down the Lizard.

During Peter's rescue of Jack, he took off his mask to calm him down and even let him wear it to inspire him. Similarly, he would later encourage Jorge's efforts as a science enthusiast and commended his bravery for standing up to the Rhino.

Parker's heroicness would ultimately be paid forward by other New Yorkers; who arranged cranes for him to swing on in order to reach the Lizard from activating the Ganali Device and infecting the city.

Parker would attempt to honor George Stacy's dying wish of not involving Gwen in his life so as to keep her safe, but he would come to realize that he had a responsibility to be there for her.

Parker often stutters, repeats himself and fumbles over his words, especially when speaking with Gwen Stacy or Harry Osborn.





Powers and abilities

He was bitten by one of those things, and it worked. I don't know how, and I don't know why, but... he can do everything else a spider can, including self-heal.
Harry Osborn[src]


Nice arm."
"It's just the wrist. It's just all in the wrist, buddy.
―Peter Parker and Harry Osborn[src]

Spider-Man holding back a 37,000lb bus.

  • Superhuman strength: Peter's muscles are stronger and more efficient as a result of the spider's bite. He is shown to be able to easily overpower and lift up normal humans, pull apart guns, destroy his alarm clock by merely hitting it, shattering the backboard of a basketball hoop at school, and doing the same to his front door glass panel when he slammed the door shut, swing at high velocities on a rope or web, hold a van with one hand while hanging from a web, throw a football hard enough to dent a goalpost, exert enough force to prevent a bus from crashing into two bystanders, rip a fire hydrant out of the ground with his webbing, and catch a falling police car (as well as other cars with his webbing). He has restrained The Lizard, swing around and weaponize a manhole cover, and poke a hole in his own webbing (which is 10 times the tensile strength of steel and could pull jets). His strength also allows him to jump higher and farther than a normal human, easily capable of jumping from one building over a street to the next. Spider-Man's strength is great enough to lift 18.5 tons.[2]

Spider-Man withstanding Electro's attacks.

  • Superhuman durability: As a result of Peter's mutation; his muscles and flesh are tougher than a normal human. He was capable of surviving fall from hundreds of feet in the air, hit by a taser, and smashed into brick walls with only minimal injuries and discomfort.
  • Superhuman speed: Peter can run far faster than a regular human and accelerating vehicles.
  • Superhuman agility: Due to Peter's incredible agility and flexibility; he is extremely acrobatic and is able to perform high jumps, somersaults, flips and the like.
  • Superhuman stamina: Peter has a greater stamina than a normal human meaning he can perform physical activities for an extended period.

Good reflexes.
Curt Connors[src]

Spider-Man dodging a bullet at close range.

  • Superhuman reflexes: Peter's reflexes operate so fast that with the assistance of his Spider-Sense, he is able to easily evade gunfire even from close range. His reflexes are roughly 35 times faster than that of a regular human.
  • Superhuman equilibrium: Peter is able to perfectly balance on any object no matter how small or narrow with little effort even with two fingers.
Just shake it off, it's just your bones, your muscles, and your organs.
―Spider-Man, recovering from his battle against Electro[src]
  • Accelerated healing factor: Peter's metabolism is greater thus allowing him to rapidly heal faster than normal humans. He may also be more immune to toxins and alcohol and drugs or could rapidly lose their effects quicker. It is unknown if his healing is fast enough to affect his aging. He healed from the slashes that were on his chest and a gunshot wound to his leg without medical attention.
  • Superhuman senses: Peter's senses appear to be heightened, especially when used in conjunction with his spider-sense. However, his sight appeared to be unchanged after the spider bite, as he still had to use his glasses, he later presumably stops wearing contacts throughout most of the first film. However, he has used vibrations to sense potential enemies much like most real spiders.
    • Spider-Sense: A tingling sensation in Peter's skull warns him of danger, where it is coming from and how to avoid it noted by a subtle "thunk" that sounds like a combination of someone hitting a bass drum once immediately followed by a high pitched bell ringing sound. It seems likely that the stronger the tingling, the more imminent and threatening the danger is and that Peter can ignore it through intense concentration, and if he is exhausted or distracted it can lose some effectiveness. This power is passive and not fully controlled by Peter. His Spider-Sense is stronger than his counterparts, as it was able to detect danger from long distance’s as it detected Max in Times Square when he was absorbing electricity.
    • Enhanced hearing: Peter is able to hear any danger, via spider sense while he'll hear that it also may warn him of any danger.

Parker glimpsing his new powers.

  • Wall-crawling: Although not explained at all, it's most likely like his mainstream and Ultimate counterparts where Spider-Man's exposure to the mutated spider venom induced a cerebellum-wide alteration of his engrams resulting in the ability to mentally control the flux of inter-atomic attraction between molecular boundary layers. This overcomes the outer electron shell's normal behavior of mutual repulsion with other outer electron shells and permits the tremendous potential for electron attraction to prevail. The mentally controlled sub-atomic particle responsible for this has yet to be identified. This ability to affect the attraction between surfaces is so far limited to Spider-Man's body and another object, with an upper limit of several tons per finger. This ability appears to be consciously used. Although can be activated by stress or altered states of consciousness as seen twice when he awakens from slumber.


He's one of Midtown Science's best and brightest.
Gwendolyne Stacy[src]
  • Genius-level intelligence: Peter is very smart, specifically in engineering, chemistry and physics. He is smart enough to design a computer-activated door lock, perfect his father's webbing formula and to construct working mechanical web-shooters. He also apparently solves a formula that is key to creating the formula that mutates Curt Connors into the Lizard. He also had a perfectly-solved Rubik's Cube on his desk.
  • Skilled combatant: Using a mixture of his superhuman strength, speed, agility, reflexes, equilibrium, Spider-Sense, and Web-Shooters, Peter is able to utilize a devastating acrobatic fighting style that makes him a formidable opponent and allowed him to easily take down thugs, cops and even the more physically powerful Lizard. His fighting style also appears to incorporate professional wrestling techniques, as seen when he used a Frankensteiner on a car thief.
  • Skilled acrobat: Due to Peter's superhuman physical powers; he easily surpasses normal acrobats; as he is able to perform somersaults, flips, spins, cartwheels, etc.
  • Skateboarding: Before the genetically-altered spider bite, Peter is a very skilled skateboarder and skated everywhere he went.


  • Web-Shooters: After getting his powers, he mysteriously bought Oscorp's Bio-Cable and incorporated the cartridges into his homemade web-shooters.
    • Web fluid: The web fluid, developed by Oscorp, is a shear-thinning liquid, virtually solid until a shearing force is applied to it, rendering it fluid, whose exact formula remains unknown, but originated from the very enhanced spiders that bit him. The web line’s tensile strength is estimated to be 120 pounds per square millimeter of a cross-section.

Parker in his Spider-Man suit

  • Spider-Man suits: Using his knitting skills, Peter crafts a suit, made from mostly spandex, that would allow him to be mobile but would keep his identity hidden. However, since the suit is mostly made from spandex, it does not offer much in terms of protection as it can easily be torn by any type of sharp object that comes in contact with it.


  • "With great power comes great responsibility" is a very famous quote from the Spider-Man franchise, first introduced by the narrator in Spider-Man's debut issue of Amazing Fantasy. This line is often quoted in the video game but is not heard in the film.
  • Only four people know Spider-Man's identity; Curt Connors, Gwen Stacy, George Stacy, and Harry Osborn.
    • Ironically these people have either died over the course of the film series or are (currently) imprisoned.
  • Peter's Osphone number is [[1]], as revealed in Chapter 3 of the video game when Spider-Man tells Whitney Chang his phone number. Since 212 is Manhattan's area code, it is likely Peter's full phone number is [[2]].
  • Parker is a fan of the film Rear Window, as seen by a poster in his room.

Behind the scenes

  • The Spider-Man suit that Peter wears in the first movie and game is unlike any other Spider-Man suit seen before, although similar to his classic red and blue.
    • In The Amazing Spider-Man, Spider-Man wears a suit made especially for the film that includes Web-Shooters that are not modeled on any previous design.
    • Marc Webb has stated that Spider-Man's suit in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 will have various aesthetic changes to make the suit look similar to the original Spider-Man suit, including "making the eyes bigger".[3]
      • In February 2013, Webb revealed Spider-Man's new suit.
  • In February 2015, it was revealed that Andrew Garfield was dropped from the role of Spider-Man in favor for another reboot as Sony are collaborating with Marvel Studios to involve the character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe with Tom Holland as the new Spider-Man.
  • Spider-man first symbol was created in 1966 by John Romita. Since than it changes a lot of times. However, the designers returned to his hero mascot natural shape.


  1. The Amazing Spider-Man: Behind the Scenes and Beyond the Web
  2. "How Strong is the Amazing Spider-Man?" - YouTube
  3. (November 14, 2012) . "Andrew Garfield Talks Costume Change and Exploring Peter Parker in 'Amazing Spider-Man 2'". Ace Showbiz. Retrieved November 17, 2012.