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Billy Braddock (Earth-833)
Spider-UK

Full Name: William Braddock
First Appearance: Edge of Spider-Verse Vol. 1 #2
Created by: Jason Latour, Robbi Rodriguez
Home Universe: Earth-833
Alignment: Good
Status: Deceased
Place of Birth: England
Citizenship: British
Base: Loomworld; formerly Otherworld; Sims Tower, Times Square, Manhattan, New York City, New York, Earth-3145; Central Park, Manhattan, New York City, New York, Earth-13; England, Earth-833
Affiliations: Warriors of the Great Web, Captain Britain Corps; formerly the Spider-Army
Powers/Abilities: Wall-crawling, and proportional strength, speed, and agility of a spider. Also has the enhanced abilities of Captain Britain from Earth-616.
Height: Unknown
Weight: Unknown
Hair Color: Light Brown
Eye Color: Blue
Unique Features: None




"How many worlds have you been to? I've seen multitudes. They're all beautiful... and different."
— Spider-UK


Billy Braddock (of Earth-833), better known as Spider-UK, is the Spider-Totem and Captain Britain of his native reality and is a member of the Captain Britain Corps and is the founder and leader of the Warriors of the Great Web.

History

Not long after Billy was inducted into the Captain Britain Corps, he discovered that various Spider-Men and Spider-Women began to die off in vast quantities under mysterious circumstances. In order to find the cause of this phenomenon, Billy used the scanner in the Watchtower's Scrying Room to look for clues. Through the Scanner, Billy observed the horrific deaths of the Spider-Men of Earths 1983, 999, and 7831 at the hands of the Inheritors. Before he could find out more about these inhuman hunters, the Inheritor known as Jennix discovered that Billy was observing them which forced Billy to shut down the scanner before Jennix could discover his location.

In order to prevent further bloodshed of his fellow Spiders, Billy attempted to warn the corps' leader, Majestrix Saturnyne, of the threat the Inheritors posed to the stability of the Multiverse. Unfortunatly, his pleas fell on deaf ears as Saturnyne's attentions were more focused on the growing number of Incursions in the Multiverse. When he tried again to stress the significance of his claims, Saturnyne grew angry at Billy for trying to get her to waste her time on trivial "Insect-Men" when all of reality was burning around her and ordered him to get out of her sight. Luckily, Lady Roma believed that Billy's fears were justified and tasked him with finding and protecting the remaining Spider-Totems in order to end the senseless slaughtering from continuing. Since she couldn't directly aid Billy in his quest without the Majestrix's approval, Lady Roma gave Billy a special Spider Talisman that would allow him to use the Web of Life and Destiny to traverse the Multiverse.

After recruiting the Spider-Woman of Earth-65 and the Spider-Man of Earth-4 to his cause, Billy attempted to rescue the Spider-Totems of Earth-982. His team arrived in time to successfully save Spider-Girl and Benjy Parker from Daemos, but arrived to late to save their father.

After recruiting the Spider-Totems of Earth-616 and the members of the Superior Spider-Army into the group, Billy passed his role as leader to the Spider-Man of Earth-616 as he was only one of them to have defeated an Inheritor on 2 separate occasions.

After the Spider-Army had escaped to Earth-3145 following their defeat at the hands of Solus on Earth-13, Billy attempted to console Paviitr doubts over the validity of his existence as Paviitr began to believe that he was a pale reflection of the Spider-Man of Earth-616 due to the many similarities between the two. Billy was able to sympathize with Paviitr's dilemma due to his own experiences with meeting thousands of alternate versions of himself during his time in the Captain Britain Corps, but raised the point that just because there were many similarities between the 2 of them doesn't mean that Paviitr is any less unique.

After receiving important information about Karn's past, Billy, along with Ashley, Hobie, Paviitr, and Anya; traveled to Earth-3123 in order to convince Karn to join their cause. After eventually convincing Karn to help them, Billy used his talisman to transport all 6 of them to Loomworld, so they could help the other Spiders in the final battle against the Inheritors.

After defeating and later banishing the Inheritors to Earth-3145, Billy assisted the Spider-Totems of Earth-616 and Karn in stopping the Superior Spider-Man from destroying the Web of Life and Destiny in his vain attempts to alter his destiny. After sending the Superior Spider-Man back to his own time, Karn attempted to send Billy back to his own universe, but was unable to do so due to Billy's world being destroyed by an Incursion in his absence. With no home to go back to, Billy decided to stay on Loomworld with Karn and Anya in order to form a team that would use the technology left behind be the Inheritors and the Great Web of Life and Destiny to help any universe that was in need of a Spider-Man.

Powers & Abilities

Powers

Main article: Spider Powers
Since Billy is both the Spider-Totem and the Captain Britain of his reality he has various superhuman abilities associated with both such as:
  • Superhuman Strength:
  • Superhuman Stamina:
  • Superhuman Durability:
  • Superhuman Agility:
  • Superhuman Reflexes:
  • Superhuman Equilibrium:
  • Superhuman Senses:
  • Regenerative Healing Factor:
  • Wall-Crawling:

Paraphernalia

Equipment

  • Spider Talisman: Billy possesses a Spider Talisman that allows him to open portals to other realities in the Multiverse using his connection to Great Web of Life and Destiny.
  • Web-Shooters: Like most Spider-Men, Billy has wrist mounted Web-Shooters which allow him to create various web-based constructs that can be used for various purposes such as immobilizing and opponent or inflicting damage.

Notes

Trivia

  • Originally, Spider-UK's design was supposed to be based off that of a British punk rocker, but this idea was later scarped due to the character's involvement with the Captain Britain Corps. Interestingly, Dan Slott like Spider-UK's original design so much that he was reused for his Spider-Punk character.

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