What If Vol 1 15 page 27 Peter Parker (Earth-51977)
Full Name: Peter Parker
First Appearance: What If? #15
Created by: Marv Wolfman, Ross Andru
Home Universe: Earth-51977
Alignment: Good
Status: Alive
Place of Birth: Unknown
Citizenship: American
Base: Uncle Ben's House, Forest Hills, New York
Affiliations: None
Height: Unknown
Weight: Unknown
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Hazel
Unique Features: None

Peter Parker (of Earth-51977) is an alternate version of Peter Parker who became Nova, instead of Spider-Man.


When this version of Peter Parker was bitten by a more powerful radioactive spider, instead of gaining spider powers, he went unconsciousness. When he awoke, the doctors told him although they saved him from radiation poisoning, he may never walk again.

Upon hearing Peter was hurt, Aunt May suffered a fatal heart attack.

Peter blamed himself for Aunt May's death and thought of himself as a jinx. Just as friend Betty Brant started to care for him, Peter pushed her away, thinking he would somehow kill her as well.

Soon after, Peter enrolled in college and became a student of Miles Warren as he was very interested in science. While doing an experiment by himself, Peter was zapped by a green bolt of lightning and gained the powers of the Nova force.

Peter was excited about his new power and flew home to show his Uncle Ben. However, as Peter arrived to his home, he saw a burglar broke in and was going to shoot Uncle Ben. Peter flew in at the time the thief pulled the trigger and the bullet bounced off Peter's costume and flew back to the thief, killing him.

Peter once again blamed himself for the death of someone else and tried to turn himself in for murder. The police told Peter that was in self defense and threw out the Nova costume, despite Uncle Ben telling of him the good he could do with his powers.

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