|Real name:||Peter Benjamin Parker|
|Relatives/friends:||May Parker (aunt)|
|Characteristics:|| Brown hair and eyes|
|Portrayed by:||Tom Holland|
|Appearances:|| Captain America: Civil War|
Avengers: Infinity War
Spider-Man: Far From Home (unreleased)
"When you can do the things that I can, but you don't. and then the bad things happen, they happen because of you."
Growing Up in New YorkEdit
Peter Benjamin Parker was born sometime between August 10, 2001, in Queens, New York. He was orphaned by his parents early in his childhood and went on to live with his Aunt May and Uncle Ben. He currently attends Midtown School of Science and Technology; there, he made friends like Ned Leeds but was also bullied by Flash, one of his classmates. Peter gained spider-like abilities from a bite from a genetically-modified spider. Uncle Ben was killed, forcing Peter and Aunt May to move into an apartment complex.
Six months after getting his powers, Peter Parker lives as a ordinary high school student while fighting crime as the masked local superhero Spider-Man. One of his heroes, Tony Stark, visited his home to recruit him in bringing in fellow Avenger-turned-fugitive Steve Rogers under the premise of a sizable grant offer from the September Foundation. In a private conversation, Tony exposes Peter's secret and Peter explains his powers and his motivation for using them. Peter flies to Germany, accompanied by Tony's friend and former bodyguard Happy Hogan.
Upon arriving at the Leipzig-Halle airport, Stark, his best friend Colonel James Rhodes (aka War Machine), King T'Challa (the Black Panther) and Natasha Romanova (Black Widow) intercepts and confronts Rogers. Wearing a new suit designed by Stark, Peter records the confrontation before capturing Cap and snatching his shield. As the tension between the sides rise, he faced off several rogue Avengers and an ally of Captain America, Scott Lang (aka Ant-Man), who grows into a giant to buy Cap and his best friend Bucky Barnes more time to escape. Spider-Man then mimicks a tactic he saw from The Empire Strikes Back, allowing Iron Man and War Machine punch him down. Peter celebrates his victory but was knocked down by Ant-Man.
Peter returned home examining his new Web-Shooters. Aunt May tends to a bruise over his eye, which he claims was the result of a beatdown from bullies. After May left Peter's room, he discovered a holographic projection that was programmed into his Web-Shooters, revealing the Spider-Signal.
Two months later, Peter still hadn’t heard anything from Stark of the other Avengers. Desperate to prove himself, Peter quit most of his school activities like the school band and the academic decathlon team, so he could focus more on his duties as Spider-Man. He also frequently tried to contact Tony Stark through Happy Hogan's text. To his aunt and friends, Peter lied that he was spending his time on an internship offered by Stark. One day, when coming home from another day as Spider-Man, Peter found his friend Ned Leeds waiting for him in his room. Ned thus discovered Peter’s secret, and became his confident. Using his computer skills, Ned hacked the Spider-Suit and removed the Training Wheels Protocol that Stark had implanted, thus giving Peter full access to all of the suits abilities, including the A.I., which Peter named Karen.
One night, when he was about to show up as Spider-Man on a party thrown by Liz Toomes, he discovered two thugs named Herman Schultz and Jackson Brice selling high-tech weapons to a man named Aaron Davis. Peter tried to capture the two men, but they managed to get away when their boss, Adrian Toomes, interfered and dropped Peter in a lake where he nearly drowned, but he was saved in time by Stark with a remote controlled Iron Man armor. Stark ordered Peter to stay away from the dangerous criminals.
Peter didn’t want to give up so easily and along with Ned investigated a weapon left behind by Brice, removing its power core. Using a tracker he planted on Schultz, Peter discovered the gang had moved to Maryland. Peter thus signed up for the Decathlon again so he could go Washington DC. There, he attempted to stop Toomes from robbing a D.O.D.C truck, but was defeated, trapped inside the truck, and taken to the D.O.D.C. vault. With help of Karen, Peter managed to escape, and in the process learned that the power core he and Ned had taken with them was in fact an unstable Chitauri grenade. Peter made it back to Washington just in time to safe Ned and their friends from the elevator of the Washington Monument when the core exploded and damaged the elevator.
After returning to New York, Peter sought out Aaron Davis and learned from him that Toomes was about to meet with Mac Gargan on board the Staten Island Ferry to discuss a weapons deal. Peter interfered and managed to capture Gargan, but Toomes got away again when a malfunctioning weapon teared the ferry in half. Peter’s own attempt to save the ferry with his webs failed, and it was only due to the timely arrival of Stark that a disaster was averted. Stark was angered at Peters’ recklessness, and so took back Peter's suit.
Disappointed, Peter returned to his high school life and mustered up the courage to ask Liz to the homecoming dance. Upon picking up Liz from her house, Peter learned that she was Adrian Toomes’ daughter. Toomes likewise figured out Peter was Spider-Man, and threatened to kill him if he ever interfered with his plans again. During the dance, Peter realized Toomes was planning to hijack a D.O.D.C. plane transporting weapons from Avengers Tower to the team's new headquarters, and set out to stop him, having to rely on just his old homemade suit and web-shooters again. With help of Ned, Peter first defeated Schultz, who was waiting for him just outside the school. Peter then confiscated Flash Thompsons’ car and had Ned track his phone, which Peter had left in Toomes’ car, to find out where Toomes was. Upon reaching Toomes’ lair, Peter found Toomes waiting for him. Using his exo-suit, Toomes destroyed the building's support beams and left Parker be stuck under the rubble of the ceiling.
Peter was able to escape and intercepted the plane with Toomes on board, after Toomes destroyed the wing on the plane, Peter manage to steer it, only to crash it on the beach near Coney Island. There, Peter and Toomes engaged in a final battle that ended with Toomes’ equipment exploding and Peter saving Toomes from the wreckage. Afterwards, Toomes was arrested, and Peter was offered by Stark to officially join the Avengers. However, Peter declined stating he’d rather be a local hero in Queens for now. Stark accepted his choice, but still gave Peter his suit back. However, when he used the suit again, aunt May shockingly saw him in the costume.
Powers and AbilitiesEdit
"Look at you go. Wow, nice catch! 3000 pounds, 40 miles an hour? It's not easy, you got mad skills."
- Spider Physiology: After Peter Parker was bitten by a genetically altered spider, he has gained the proportionate powers of a spider. With his newfound heightened abilities, Parker deliberately holds back from participating in sports, such as football due to having a superhuman advantage. Despite his restrictions, Parker is still athletic and even received commendation from Coach Wilson for his participating in Captain America's Fitness Challenge.
- Superhuman Strength: Spider-Man has considerable superhuman strength, due to it being the proportional strength of a spider. Although he is relatively untrained, his strength alone is sufficient enough to catch a 1.4-ton car that was moving at 40 miles an hour when it was just inches away from hitting a bus. He was also able to casually overpower the Winter Soldier and his cybernetic arm, break though a bulletproof glass window with only a few blows, lifting up rows of school lockers, as well as support the weight of a jet bridge that weighs about 30 tons, and was even able to lift a considerable portion of concrete roof that Vulture had collapsed on top of him, though both prowesses visibly strained him painfully. During the Black Order's arrival in New York, Parker was able to catch Cull Obsidian's hammer moments before it struck Iron Man. His strength is sufficient enough to stagger Thanos, though he was outmatched and subdued swiftly when facing the Mad Titan on his own.
- Superhuman Speed: Spider-Man can run and move much faster than an ordinary human and is adept at dodging quickly. His speed has allowed him to casually catch the Winter Soldier's bionic arm before it could even punch him. During the Avengers Civil War, Spider-Man was able to easily outrun Black Widow, evade Scarlet Witch's telekinetic attacks and dodged many of the blasts fired at him by Star-Lord.
- Superhuman Durability: Spider-Man's body is inhumanly resistant towards impact force, as he has taken a punch from Winter Soldier and a spinning air kick from Captain America, without any serious injuries. Additionally, Spider-Man easily endured a collision with Falcon's Redwing flying at full force and a strike from Captain America's Shield, as well as being backhanded across the airport from a gigantic Ant-Man, falling unharmed from several stories in the process. Indeed, Parker only sustained a black eye from the entire Clash of the Avengers and was able to pass it off as a result of bullies at school while telling his Aunt May. Moreover, Spider-Man survived being dragged from a speeding van and enduring hits from garbage bins and stacks of bricks, as well as Vulture collapsing a considerable portion of a concrete roof on top of him, with only minor injuries. Parker was even able to withstand a blow from the tremendously strong Thanos while wearing the Iron Spider Armor. However, according to Karen, even Spider-Man would "most likely" not survive a fall from the top of Washington Monument. He later survived a plane crash and a fall from the inside of an elevator shaft while only being incapacitated, which he recovered from faster than a human would. While Spider-Man followed Ebony Maw's chase for Doctor Strange and the Time Stone, Parker was unfazed by the various objects flung at him by Maw, even shaking off a direct collision with a road sign, resuming his pursuit.
- Superhuman Agility: Spider-Man is superhumanly agile, capable of swinging around on thin spider-webbing and jumping great distances and heights without difficulty. His bones, muscles, and joints have more elastic strength and durability, allowing him to perform gymnastic and contortionist maneuvers without damaging his bone structure. He used his agility to outmaneuver and beat both Winter Soldier and Falcon, to dodge most of the Vulture's attacks, and to even dodge the many cars that Scarlet Witch telekinetically hurled at him.
- Superhuman Equilibrium: Spider-Man possesses the ability to achieve a state of perfect equilibrium in any position imaginable. He is able to adjust his position by instinct, which enabled him to balance on a string of web and perform a somersault, as well as catch a web cartridge while standing on the railing of a fire escape. Virtually, he can balance himself on any object, no matter how small or narrow.
"When whatever happened, happened; it's like my senses have been dialed to eleven. There's just way too much input."
- Enhanced Senses: Spider-Man's senses are greatly enhanced, with him describing them as being "dialed to eleven". Hence, Parker is able to sense potentially dangerous things shortly before they occur. For example, if an object is being thrown at Spider-Man, he will usually be aware of it, even if it is hurled from far away and he is facing the opposite direction.
- Enhanced Vision: Spider-Man's sense of sight is superhuman, to the point that he is forced to wear dark goggles to prevent it from handicapping him in a battle, as there is "too much input".
- Spider-Sense: Spider-Man's brain intakes and responds to stimuli at an accelerated rate, alerting him to dangers around him as a sixth sense. This awareness functions on a subconscious level, thus alerting Spider-Man of dangers he cannot readily notice at first, allowing him to effectively dodge and counter incoming attacks in combat, including projectiles aimed at him from a blind spot. Parker was able to catch the small cartridge of web fluid tossed to him by Tony Stark, even though he was facing away from him. He later sensed the bench that Winter Soldier had hurled at him while he fought Falcon. During the Ambush at the Staten Island Ferry, he sensed someone coming his way and, without looking, incapacitated him with a web grenade. Later, he was also able to dodge Vulture's Exo-Suit at full speed, effectively maneuvering in close quarters at a high rate of speed. However, as his enhanced reflexes directly correspond to his sensory input, he can be rendered vulnerable to attacks if his senses are overloaded, such as during his final fight with Vulture. Spider-Man also, despite his incredible reflexes, can be caught by surprise should he allow himself to get distracted, as seen when he was ensnared by Redwing's grapple line due to his excitement during the Clash of the Avengers. While on a bus during a field trip, Parker was able to sense Ebony Maw's Q-Ship descending on New York City, despite being miles away from the site. After crash-landing the Q-Ship on Titan, Spider-Man was able to sense a threat was going to happen before warning Iron Man and Doctor Strange. His senses had also warned him of his impending demise at the hands of Thanos moments before he began to fade away.
- Wall-Crawling: Spider-Man can adhere to walls, ceilings, and other surfaces in order to scale them and has stated that he does not use any adhesive gloves or fabrics to do it. This ability allows him to stick to almost any surface when willing himself to, as physical contact with said surfaces creates a locking connection necessary to support his body, even when he is inverted above the ground. Alternatively, Parker could make individual portions of his body adhesive, which allowed him to stick his foot onto the chest of a bank robber to fling him into a wall.
- Regenerative Healing Factor: Spider-Man's increased metabolism allows him to rapidly heal and regenerate from harm faster and more extensively than normal humans can recover from. He was able to rapidly heal from a black eye from Giant-Man. After suffering multiple wounds from his fight with the Vulture, Parker's scars were fully healed in a matter of hours.
"Peter, you don't need to study. You're, like, the smartest guy I've ever met."
- Gifted Intelligence: Peter Parker is a highly intelligent science enthusiast, with aptitudes in chemistry, physics, and engineering, developing a highly advanced chemical compound into a silk-like material (the sophistication of which even impressed Tony Stark) and constructed his own web-shooters, further proven when he was able to quickly solve a physics problem by just taking a glance at the board and deduced the composition of Falcon's wings based on their relationship between rigidity and flexibility, despite only witnessing their usage in a short span of time. Parker is also well-read and good at math, claiming to have "nailed" an algebra test the day Stark recruited him. As Spider-Man, he can also come up with witty and incredibly annoying quips and references, much to his allies and enemies' irritation. In addition, he was a valued member of the Midtown School of Science and Technology academic decathlon team, with Liz Toomes claiming that Parker was its most intelligent member. His teammates were devastated when he briefly quit his position on the team, but were overjoyed when he returned and immediately and happily welcomed him back, including Roger Harrington, a true testament to his intelligence.
- Tactician: Parker draws from pop culture when formulating strategies, notably when he let Iron Man and War Machine know of his plan to tie up Ant-Man's legs, after which they knocked the immobilized giant down. In similar fashion, Parker devised a plan to rescue Doctor Strange from Ebony Maw by eject him out of his Q-Ship through a hull breach. He also uses the laws of physics to his advantage, such as when he used the lift from a SWAT team's helicopter blades to his advantage to get enough momentum to break a window in order to save his classmates. Parker is still relatively inexperienced, however, since he asked Iron Man for advice during the Avengers Civil War, and later consistently asked for Karen's assistance in taking down Vulture and his gang.
- Investigator: Parker was able to effectively utilize his suit's video archives and Karen's access to law enforcement databases to generate suspects to interrogate and locate Vulture and his illegal weapons trade, notably producing the identity Aaron Davis.
"I hope you got a few good licks in."
- Combatant: After fighting crime for six months, Parker's combat style developed into a somewhat instinctive and improvised collection of techniques that emphasizes the use of his superhuman strength, speed, agility, and Web-Shooters. Hence, Parker uses quick, powerful attacks and agile movements while firing his webs to immobilize his enemies. However, he is not skilled in martial arts and often gets distracted while in combat. Despite his inexperience, Spider-Man easily defeated both Falcon and Winter Soldier, two military-trained hand-to-hand combatants, as well as temporarily hold his own against the far more experienced Captain America; according to Iron Man however, Rogers was holding back during that fight and could have beaten Parker easily. Parker also fought against Vulture despite the latter repeatedly besting him in combat. Because of his limited experience, Parker was easily subdued by the Shocker during their brawl due to him heavily relying on his Web-Shooters for offensive attacks. Later on, Parker had somewhat improved his skills but remained vastly outclassed by experienced fighters, as when he and his allies fought the Guardians of the Galaxy and later when he briefly fought Thanos. While he was able to briefly duel the highly skilled Star-Lord, he was quickly subdued. Due to his predictable combat style during the Battle of Titan, Thanos defeated Spider-Man in moments after recognizing Parker's attack pattern.
- Master Acrobat: Due to his superhuman agility, Spider-Man can perform acrobatic and gymnastic feats, such as flips, with little effort. Hence, he was able to accurately shoot a string of webbing at Captain America's Shield, then caught it mid-air and land on a vehicle. While wearing the Iron Spider Armor, Parker's coordination is greatly enhanced, allowing him to easily navigate throughout the environment of Titan, rescuing Mantis, Star-Lord, and Drax mid-air while swinging through the obstacles affected by the planet's gravitational distortions.
- Marksman: Spider-Man possesses extremely keen eyesight, and is able to accurately utilize his Web-Shooters to neutralize his targets during his crime-fighting. He was capable of simultaneously ensnaring Captain America's hands and strip him of his shield, mid-air, executing it all at high speed. He was also able to precisely shoot a Spider-Tracer onto Herman Schultz's foot across a classroom, and ensnare and latch onto Vulture's Exo-Suit with little effort despite the rig moving at incredible speeds at times, notably during the Hijacking of the Stark Cargo Plane.
- Multilingualism: Parker speaks his native English, as well as some Spanish, studying the language in school with success and being able to understand enough to know a quip Delmar was making about his aunt, May Parker, and then make his own quip about the deli owner's daughter.
- Spider-Man's Suit: Peter Parker originally wore a handmade suit while operating on the streets of New York. Nothing more than red and blue spandex and a pair of goggles, this suit was created with the intention to help Parker to conceal his identity and keep his superhuman senses in check. Peter Parker would later use an upgraded and more refined suit, which was designed by Tony Stark to focus his superhuman senses. This suit also includes moving eyepieces that resemble camera shutters. Peter abandoned his original suit and went to use his new upgraded suit present.
- Utility Belt: The belt is seen on the outside of the more upgraded suit, it contains several more cartridges of web fluid in case Spider-Man runs out of web fluid in his Web-Shooters.
- Web Wings: These spider-like web wings are seen under Spider-Man's arms his upgraded suit that allow him to glide into the air.
- Spider-Drone: The spider emblem on the front of Parker's suit can be detach and act as a tracking device. It has a drone mode that allows it to fly onto a target.
- GPS Tracking System: In his right Web-Shooter, Parker has a GPS tracking system with a holographic display, allowing him to follow his Spider-Tracers.
- Web-Shooters: Spider-Man wears twin devices which he called Web-Shooters on the outside of his suit that allow him to shoot extremely sticky web-like fluid that can enable him to web swing through New York City. After his visit with Tony Stark, his web-shooters were upgraded and had displayed new features.
- Spider-Signal: A emitted red light that appears in Spider-Man's web-shooters, which was programmed by Tony Stark. Spider-Man uses this to alert any criminals of his presence.
- Synthetic Webbing: Created by Peter Parker himself, this web-like organic chemical substance is meant to emulate the silk created by the common spider, while its composition and tensile strength are substantial enough to greatly impress Tony Stark himself. This synthetic spider silk is used by Parker to help swing around New York City, bind and tie up enemies, steal weapons, and make other useful applications. Spider-Man combines this synthetic web with agile movements to dodge enemy attacks and often targets the enemies' arms and legs to break their balance and immobilize them. The chemical compound was so durable that both Captain America and Winter Soldier had trouble breaking it, despite their enhanced strength.
- When Spider-Man got disintegrated by Thanos along with the new Avengers (minus the original Avengers and War Machine) and the Guardians of the Galaxy (minus Rocket Raccoon) in Infinity War, but in it's sequel, they will be resurrected.
- Many fans have pointed out that the symbol on Peter's new Spider-Man suit resembles Todd MacFarlane's drawn Spider-Man logo.
- Some have also pointed out the MCU logo looks like a man within a spider.
- Peter Parker is a Star Wars fan and a Lego collector. He has Lego models of the Death Star, an X-Wing fighter, and an AT-AT Walker. He also has Star Wars action figures, and he references The Empire Strikes Back during the Clash of the Avengers. Despite this, his comic book counterpart is not a fan of Star Wars though he has references it.
- Tony Stark, Happy Hogan, Ned Leeds, May Parker, and Adrian Toomes are the only people to know Spider-Man's secret identity.
- The Homemade Costume Peter has constructed to fight crime bares a striking resemblance to Ben Reilly's original Scarlet Spider outfit from the 90's, albeit with an inverted color palette.
- Peter Parker is a fan of the Major League Baseball team the New York Mets, as seen by the baseball cap in his bedroom.
- According to May Parker, Peter loves lab chicken, as opposed to wheat cakes,
- Peter normally gets out of school at 2:45 pm.
- Peter's school locker is #1182.
- Peter is right-handed.
- In Spider-man: Homecoming, Peter uses a tan Jansport Backpack.
- In Spider-Man: Homecoming, Spider-Man does not rely on his fists as he has not thrown a single punch.
- The design of Parker's bedroom is different from it looks in Homecoming, than it is in Civil War. For example, in Civil War, Peter has a twin bed, while in Homecoming he has bunk beds.
- Peter used to be on his school's marching band, but later quit so that he could have more time to be Spider-Man; this also implies that he knows how to play an instrument.
- Peter is a dumpster diver, this is wear he found the old computer seen on his desk in Captain America: Civil War.
- Peter seems to be against killing his enemies, judging by how he reacted to when Karen activated the suits kill mode and how immediately ordered her to turn it off.
- Peter used to be on his schools robotics lab, but later quit so that he would have more time to be Spider-Man.
- The MCU version of Spider-Man is visibly less competent and capable than the Spider-Man of the comics and most versions. He spends much of the film making mistake after mistake, crashing into things while swinging, fumbling with the functions of his suit and constantly having to try to learn to use his powers.
- A specific case is the Spider-Sense. Both Kevin Feige and Jon Watts insisted they went for a more subtle approach and wanted to focus on Spider-Man's other capabilities, but twice in the film,Peter's identity is exposed because Ganke Lee and Aunt May watch him change out of costume with his back turned. In the original comics, it's specifically mentioned that Peter's spider-sense warns him from anyone approaching him and learning his identity, and that includes family and loved ones. The first time Peter's identity was exposed, happened because the villain, Green Goblin, used a gas to neutralize his spider-sense. Within this film, Peter gets no warning or indicator whatsoever whenever there is an imminent threat to his identity being exposed.