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|Real name:||Peter Parker|
|Other Aliases:||Pete, Man-Spider, Spidey, Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man, Fly-Eater, Weasel Crawler, Web-Head, Wall-weasel, Annoying-Arachnid|
|Created by:||Gerry Conway, Stan Berkowitz, John Semper|
|Voiced by:||Christopher Daniel Barnes|
|Number of Appearances:||67|
|First Appearance:||Phoenix Saga - Part V: Child Of Light|
|Appearance of Death:||None|
|Species:||Spider-Human Hybrid/Superhuman, formerly Human|
|Relatives:|| Richard Parker (father, deceased)
Mary Parker (mother, deceased)
Ben Parker (uncle, deceased)
May Parker (aunt)
Mary Jane Watson clone (1st wife, deceased)
Mary Jane Watson (2nd wife)
|Place of Birth:||New York City, New York|
|Affiliations:|| As Peter Parker: Daily Bugle, Empire State University
As Spider-Man: Spider-Men (leader)
|Base of Operations:||New York City, New York|
|Abilities:||Spider-Powers and Superhuman Powers|
|Height:||5' 10" (1.78 m)|
|Weight:||167 lbs (76 kg)|
|Unique Features:||When in his mutated form, Spider-Man looks like a humanoid spider|
Peter Parker (of Earth-92131) is an alternate version of Peter Parker who is a superhero from New York City. After he was bitten by a radioactive spider, Peter decided to use his powers to fight crime.
A one-time high school "science geek", Peter was the subject of much ridicule, especially at the hands of Flash Thompson. After his parents died in a plane crash, Peter lived with his Uncle Ben and Aunt May, who doted and worried endlessly about the reclusive boy suddenly placed in their midst.
During a class field trip to see radioactivity carried on by Professor Farley Stillwell, a spider crawled into Stillwell's machine and became irradiated, biting Peter in the hand and granting him the proportionate abilities of a spider, including superhuman strength, agility, speed, and a "Spider Sense" that warned him of imminent danger.
Peter initially became Spider-Man for personal reasons, seeking the popularity he never had at school. Constructing mechanical web-shooters in his bedroom, Parker set out to make a name for himself in show-business, making television appearances and starting a brief career as a professional wrestler.
It was after one such wrestling ingagement that Peter's life changed for the worst: fame went to the idealistic Parker's head, and he refused to stop an escaping criminal, considering it "none of his business". A short time later, Parker returned home to find that his Uncle Ben had been shot dead by a burglar, who had then escaped to an abandoned waterfront warehouse. Following the murderer, Parker was shocked and ashamed to discover that his uncle's death had been his fault: his uncle's killer was the same man that Peter had let escape earlier in the day.
Devastated by his own actions, Peter Parker turned Spider-Man into a force for good, promising to protect the city and its occupants. In his civilian life, Peter got a job as a photographer at the Daily Bugle, working for J. Jonah Jameson (a man who passionately despises Spider-Man), and attending Empire State University as a college student.
Over the years, Spider-Man has gathered an impressive gallery of villains, including such notables as the Kingpin, Mysterio, Doctor Octopus, and the ever-predictable alien symbiote known as "Venom". Several villains have discovered Spider-Man's civilain identity, either by accident or via prior knowledge (the Venom Symbiote originally tried to bond with Spider-Man, and already knew of his secret identity by the time it found Eddie Brock. The first Green Goblin followed him long enough to see Peter take off his mask in an alley. And the second Goblin had gotten this knowledge from the first through a spiritual link after the first got into a dimensional portal after a battle with Spider-Man, but twice, did the second Goblin gain and lost this knowledge through amnesia.
Peter would later discover that his parents were, in fact, spies for the American government, but were branded as traitors during World War II with Russia against America. During the course of the series, Peter would also marry his long-time, on-and-off love, Mary Jane Watson (or at least a clone of the woman, unbeknownst to him until minutes before her death), and briefly dated the real Mary Jane before she disappeared into limbo during a pitched battle against the Green Goblin.
By the close of the series, Peter had been chosen by Madame Webb and the Beyonder to prevent the creature known as Spider-Carnage from destroying all reality, who was living in a different reality opposite from Peter's, leading a whole group of other Spider-Men from different realities to go against Spider-Carnage, including the Scarlet Spider, who was Spider-Carnage's enemy. In defeating Spider-Carnage using the Uncle Ben who was alive in another reality that Peter and Spider-Carnage went into (it belonged to one of the Spider-Men who was rich and had his identity public), Madame Webb fulfilled her promise to help Spider-Man find the real Mary Jane.
Powers and Abilities
- Spider Physiology: Spider-Man possesses the proportionate powers of a spider, granted to him from an irradiated Common House Spider (Achaearanea tepidariorum) which bit Peter Parker that was apparently already mutated from prior exposure to certain frequencies of radiation and received a final, lethal dose during Parker's attendance of the exhibition. The radioactive, complex mutagenic enzymes in the spider's blood that were transferred at the time of the bite triggered numerous body-wide mutagenic changes within Parker, granting him superhuman strength, speed, agility, senses, stamina, durability, reflexes, regeneration, balance, and sense of equilibrium, and he can stick to any surface, no matter how rough or slippery, and an intuitive "spider-sense" that alerts him to danger.
- Spider-Sense: Spider-Man possesses a precognitive "spider-sense "which warns him of potential or immediate danger by the manifestation of a tingling sensation in the base of his skull, and links with his superhuman kinesthetics, enabling him to evade most any injuries, unless he congnitively overrides his automatic reflexes. The precise nature of this sense is unknown. It appears to be a simultaneous clairvoyant response to a wide variety of phenomena (everything from falling safes to speeding bullets to thrown punches), which has given several hundredths of a second warning, which is sufficient time for his reflexes to avoid injury. The sense also can create a general response on the order of several hours: he cannot discern the nature of the threat by the sensation. He can, however, discern the severity of the danger by the strength of his response to it. Spider-Man's spider-sense is directional and can guide him to or away from hidden weapons and enemies. Sudden and extreme threats can cause his spider-sense to react with painful intensity. The spider-sense also gives Peter intuitive awareness of his entire surroundings. Using his spider-sense to time his enhanced reflexes, Spider-Man can casually dodge attacks up to and including automatic-weapons fire, provided there is sufficient distance. His spider-sense is sufficiently well-linked to his reflexes to the point that a threat can trigger them even when Spider-Man is asleep or stunned. His spider-sense has helped him preserve his secret identity since it alerts him to observers or cameras when changing into or out of his costume. The spider-sense does not react to those who Peter does not consider to be a threat, such as Aunt May. Spider-Man can choose to ignore his spider-sense, and if he is exhausted or distracted it can lose some effectiveness. Spider-Man's fighting style incorporates the advantage that his "spider-sense" provides him. His body begins to produce more adrenaline after the sense is triggered, an extension of the "fight or fight syndrome", Even that he does not have the use of his eyes Spider-Man can still use his spider-sense in a similar fashion to Daredevil's Radar Sense to help him see by sensing the direction the danger is coming from by listening to the loudest sound around him. This was first used as a radar after Spider-Man was temporarily blinded by a device. Spider-Man's spider-sense can also be used to detect radio frequencies. Spider-Man's technical skill is such that he had designed spider-tracers that broadcast a signal detected by his spider-sense, The spider-sense is also absolutely passive and absolutely uncontrollable.
- Superhuman Strength: Spider-Man possesses superhuman strength enabling him to press lift approximately 10 tons. Spider-Man's physical strength is sufficient to lift and throw objects as heavy as most standard automobiles with ease. He must also pull his punches and kicks unless fighting someone with similar or greater physical durability. Otherwise, his blows would prove fatal to a normal human being. He has demonstrated that he is strong enough to enable him to knock out people with normal durability with as little as a tap to the head. He was able to physically overpower The Scorpion and The Rhino (despite their superior strength), able to physically hurt Venom and Carnage (despite their superior durability), and punch and kick through the Lizard's thick-hard scaly skin, and lifted tanks, fallen multistory buildings, and freed himself from under tons of rubble, Spider-Man's physical strength also extends into his legs, enabling him to be able to jump and leap to a height of several stories in a single bound. Spider-Man demonstrated this when he leaped over thrity feet vertically into the air when he first leaped out of the way of an oncoming car; while he first discovered his powers when he was a fifteen year old teenager, they had not developed to that of his prime.
- Superhuman Jumping and Leaping: As a result of the spider's bite, Spider-Man can jump and leap much higher and further than a normal human, easily capable of jumping and leaping to a height of several stories in a single bound, easily capable of jumping and leaping from one building over a street to the next.
- Superhuman Speed: Spider-Man possesses the proportionate speed of a spider, due to this, he is capable of running and moving at speeds that are far beyond the natural physical limits of the finest human athlete. Spider-Man has shown to be able to catch up to an accelerating car while on foot, but prefers to travel by webs, Spider-Man moves faster than the eye can see.
- Superhuman Stamina: Spider-Man's advanced musculature produces less fatigue toxins during physical activity than a normal human. This allows him to exert himself physically for much longer periods of time before fatigue begins to impair him. At his peak, Spider-Man can physically exert himself for several hours before the build up of fatigue toxins in his blood begins to impair him. Several accounts depict Spider-Man as able to hold his breath for eight hours or more.
- Superhuman Durability: Spider-Man's body is physically tougher and more resistant to some types of injury than the body of a normal human. His body is more resistant to impact forces than anything else. He can withstand great impact forces, such as falling from heights or being struck by a superhumanly strong opponent that would severely injure or kill a normal human with no injury or discomfort. Spider-Man's body is durable to the point where tensing his super-strong body-tissues, muscles, bones, skin, etc, while being punched in the torso by a trained heavyweight boxer caused the attacker's wrists to break; also, Spider-Man has stated that he must roll with punches thrown by people without similar strength or durability to avoid breaking their wrists. He was capable of sustaining a fall onto a car, breaking the windshield without sustaining injury or discomfort of any kind.
- Superhuman Agility: Spider-Man's equilibrium, dexterity, and flexibility are all enhanced to levels that are far beyond the natural physical limits of the finest human athlete. Spider-Man is extraordinarily limber and his tendons and connective tissues are twice as elastic as the average human being's, despite their enhanced strength. He has the combined agility and acrobatic prowess of the most accomplished circus aerialists and acrobats. He can also perform any complicated sequence of gymnastic stunts such as flips, rolls, and springs. He can easily match or top any Olympic record at gymnastics apparatus such as flying rings, climbing ropes, horizontal bars, trampolines and even surpass those of the likes of Daredevil, The Punisher and Captain America.
- Superhuman Flexibility: Spider-Man's flexibility is similarly enhanced and is currently about 100 times greater than a normal human's, Due to his incredible strength and flexibility, Spider-Man is extremely acrobatic and is able to preform high jumps, high leaps, somersaults, flips, etc.
- Superhuman Equilibrium: Spider-Man possesses the ability to achieve a state of perfect equilibrium in any position imaginable. He seems able to adjust his position by instinct, which enables him to balance himself on virtually any object, no matter how small or narrow. He has developed a unique fighting style that made full use of his agility, strength, and equilibrium.
- Superhuman Reflexes: Spider-Man's reflexes are similarly enhanced and are currently about 40 times greater than any normal human, In combination with his speed, agility and spider-sense, the speed of his reflexes allow him to dodge almost any attack, including gunfire, even at point blank.
- Superhuman Senses: Spider-Man's senses are heightened to superhuman levels, specifically his eyesight as he no longer needs his glasses after the spider's bite, Spider-Man's eyesight has been enhanced to superhuman levels (regenerated by his regenerative healing capabilities) leading him to relinquish the use of the spectacles long time ago. His field of eyesight has been augmented with impossible clarity and infallible detail enabling him to effortlessly exploit the full extent of his web-shooters and spider-tracers to be a proflcient marksman as well as notice things other people fail to observe, Peter is able to hear any danger, via spider-sense while he hears that it may also warn him of any danger, and can feel vibrations in both the air and the ground.
- Accelerated Healing Factor: Spider-Man has a low-level rapid healing factor. While it isn't instantaneous, it is sufficiently powerful enough to rapidly recover from physical injuries from broken bones, fractures, torn muscles, gunshots, stabs, punctures, cuts, scrapes, and burns in a matter of hours. After getting his powers, he soon found out that his eyesight was repaired, discarding his glasses. During a battle with a villain called the Masked Marauder, Spider-Man was rendered completely blind, however after about 2 hours his sight was perfect, albeit sensitive about an hour after. Due to his accelerated metabolism, Spider-Man has a higher tolerance for drugs and diseases then normal humans, and he can recover from the effects of larger doses rapidly. During an encounter with the bee-based villain known as The Swarm, Spider-Man was incapacitated by thousands of bee stings and their venom, but rapidly recovered in less than 24 hours. His resistance and recovery time to other toxins and diseases varies, but is typically significantly higher than normal. Spider-Man's unique physiology allowed him to rapidly recover from lethal poisons in 12 hours, Spidey also made a rapid-paced full recovery when he was heavily drugged during when he was in an insane asylum known as the Mad Dog Ward in less than 3 hours, However, Spider-Man has the normal human tolerance for alcoholic beverages.
- Wall-Crawling: Spider-Man's exposure to the mutated spider venom induced a mutagenic, cerebellum-wide alteration of his engrams resulting in the ability to mentally control the flux of inter-atomic atteration (electrostatic force) 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 (especially concentrated in his hands and feet) and another object, with an upper limit of several tons per finger. Limits to this ability seem to be psychosomatic, and the full nature of this ability has yet to be established.
- Indomitable Will: Spider-Man has a strong Force Of Will, completely free of all known evil and temptation, he is absolutely incapable of doing anything evil or unjust, and will struggle against doing such things, For years, he has struggled to balance his life as a student and his superhero duties. He is able to emerge from defeat even stronger.
- Genius-Level Intellect: Academically gifted, Peter displays an uncanny affinity for science, mathematics, mechanics, biology, and physics that is nothing short of genius. Peter is very intelligent, specifically in chemistry and physics. He was able to perfect his webbing formula and to construct working mechanical web-shooters, Peter can easily solve complex problems and build any piece of technology. Peter is able to put webbing into cartridges which he puts in complex Web-Shooters that can spray the webbing in a number different ways. He has developed, small tracking devices that can stick to anything, and a device to track them.
- Science Major: Peter is a brilliant individual, with exceptional skill in practically every field of science, and is an excellent inventor. He is an accomplished chemist and physicist. He possesses enough confidence in this field his trademark web-shooters.
- Skilled Photographer: Peter is a very skilled photographer and he works as a freelance photographer, under hire by J. Jonah Jameson and impressed Robbie Robertson.
- Skilled Marksman: In conjunction utilization with his superhumanly enhanced eyesight, Spider-Man became a formidable and consummate marksman with meticulous precision and keen marking. Therefore, this has granted him a complete proficient mastery over his web-shooters and spider-tracers.
- Expert Acrobat: Thanks to his superhuman strength, agility and phenominal equilibrium, Peter is an excellent athlete excelling in all gymnastic fields being able to perform every acrobatic stunt ever performed including others that can never be performed by even an Olympic acrobat. Due to his superhuman physical abilities, Spider-Man easily surpasses normal acrobats and is able to preform somersaults, flips, spins, cartwheels, etc.
- Expert Combatant: Thanks to Peter's amazing spider physiology, acrobatic powers and spider-sense, he is an excellent hand-to-hand combatant using a fighting style derived from his spider-like abilities, he made his own street style that could rival virtually any combatant out of sheer volatility to standard fighting techniques (e.g. webbing, wall crawling, super reflexes, super strength to lift heavy objects, etc.) Using a mixture of his superhuman strength, speed, agility, reflexes, jumping, leaping, equilibrium, Spider-Sense, intelligence and web-shooters, Peter is able to utilize an devastating acrobatic fighting style that makes him a formidable opponent and allowed him to easily take down thugs, cops, (it be regular officers or SWAT officers), supervillians and even other more skilled fighters, such as Daredevil, The Punisher, and Captain America.
- Web-Slinging: Peter uses his web-shooters to travel by swinging on web-lines. he uses his superhuman speed and agility to swing high and rapidly from place to place, it is unknown how fast he's going, and his reflexes and spider-sense are also linked to his web-slinging so he does not bump into buildings or other objects while swinging so fast, he seems to be able to cover much of the city in a considerable amount of time.
- Knitting: After starting his crime-fighting career, Peter was able to create his own costume.
- Spider-Sense Disruption: Spider-Man's Spider-Sense can lose its effectiveness if it is blocked or temporarily weakened by specialized equipment or certain toxins or drugs. It also would not trigger if it detects something that is not registered as a threat like his friends or his aunt. and Venom, Carnage and Madame Web are undetectable to his spider-sense, When deprived of his spider-sense, Spider-Man becomes vulnerable to threats and attacks and web-slinging requires most of his concentration.
- Bad Luck: Not exactly a flaw or a disadvantage in his crime-fighting, Peter Parker's life is a complicated one. Peter has been forced in numerous times to lie to the people close to him, be late in his commitments, get away from people and so on for the sake of his secret identity. The inherent difficulty to set his superhero life a secrecy, matched with the number of superhuman events and beings in New York and simply coincidence has in turn, lead Peter to aggravate people around himself, even ones close to himself, and to, more often then not, run into trouble and embarrassment. As Peter often remarks whenever he misses an opportunity to better his social life, or even get to school and work on time, (due to his super-heroics), which Peter himself calls this "Typical Parker Luck".
- Web-Shooters: Peter's brilliance at physical science allowed him to create web-shooters for the use when he became Spider-Man. The twin devices worn on his wrists are able to shoot thin strands of a special web fluid at high pressure and speeds.
- Web Fluid: A shear-thinning liquid, virtually solid until a shearing force is applied to it, rendering it fluid, whose exact formula remains unknown, but is rumored to be related to nylon. on contact with air, the long-chain polymer knits and forms an extremely tough, flexible fiber with extraordinary adhesive properties. the webbing's tensile strength is stronger then both Steel and Kevlar combined. The webbing is more elastic than rubber. The web fluid’s adhesive quality diminishes and decays rapidly with exposure to air. Where it does not make contact with air, such as the attachment disk of the web-shooter, it remains very adhesive. After approximately 2 hours, imbibed ether causes the solid form of the web fluid to dissolve into a powder. Because the fluid almost instantly melts from solid to liquid when under shear pressure, and is not adhesive in its anaerobic liquid/solid phase transition point, there is no clogging of the web-shooter’s parts.
- Web Fluid Cartridges: Spider-Man's web-shooters are loaded up with cartridges that are filled up with web fluid.
- Utility Belt: Spider-Man wears a utility belt under the shirt of his costume, it can carry spare web fluid cartridges, spider-tracers, a spider-tracker, a spider-signal, and his camera.
- Spider-Tracers: Spider-Man uses spider shaped tracking devices which he takes out of his utility belt and throws on or fire from his web-shooters at his enemies, in an attempt to track and find his enemies easily, they are also detected by his spider-sense because they have a radio frequency in them.
- Spider-Tracker: A compass in held in his utility belt which Spider-Man uses after he sticks a Spider-Tracer on his foes, it's beacon can show him of where his enemies have gone, Due to Peter's Spider-Sense able to track the radio frequency in his Spider-Tracers which means he, despite still owning it, he no longer uses it.
- Spider-Signal: Spider-Man has a UV light on the belt buckle of his utility belt which is called a "spider-signal" that is a red light with a black web pattern with a red background, and big and white eyes outlined with black. He uses it as ether a light source or as a way to intimidate lesser villains.
- Spare Web Fluid Cartridges: If Spider-Man's web-shooters run out of web fluid, his utility belt holds spare web fluid cartridges that allow him to reload his web-shooters.
- Modified Camera: Peter Parker/Spider-Man possesses a camera that can take pictures automatically at high-speeds and is held in his utility belt, and Peter himself uses the camera to take pictures for the Daily Bugle.
- Spider-Suit: Peter wears a form-fitting skintight bodysuit, which from the waist down is blue, except for mid-calf boots with a black web pattern on a red background. From the waist up, the fabric is a red-and-black web pattern, except for his back, sides and insides of his upper arms, which are blue. There is a large red spider emblem on his back, and a smaller black spider emblem on his chest, The mask covers his entire head and has two-way mirror type lenses outlined with black, the lenses and the black outlining themselves change shape and size due to him changing his facial features and expressions and the lenses allow Peter to see from the inside of his mask preventing anyone from seeing from the out, thus protecting his secret identity and the lenses protect Spider-Man's eyes from dust, dirt and the glare of the sun. The mask, boots and gloves can be folded up and stored inside a pocket while the remainder of his costume can be worn under his civilian clothes.