|Position||Member of the Avengers, Partner of She-Venom|
The Spider is BornEdit
Peter Parker was a normal school student until the day he gained superhuman abilities giving him the proportionate strength and speed of a spider, as well as an uncanny ability to adhere to walls. Resolving to use his abilities to help those in need, he developed his own web fluid and web shooters, and took on the costumed identity of Spider-Man to fight crime at the street level.
Clash of the AvengersEdit
After about six months of being Spider-Man, Peter was approached by Tony Stark, who had been following his vigilante activities and figured out his identity. Tony informed him of the situation involving the Sokovia Accords, and told him that Captain America was wrong in his decision to oppose it, and was dangerous because of it. Tony recruited him to his team, gave him a new suit, and brought him to Germany to face off against Captain America's opposing faction. As Spider-Man, Peter faced off against several enhanced individuals and managed to hold his own against them, before being injured by Scott Lang. Peter returned home, having told Aunt May he got his bruises from fighting "Steve from Brooklyn and his big friend." He was seen developing the spider signal in his room.
Going back home to Queens after the clash in Germany, Peter took to his new suit well. But though he finds it enjoyable to stop the random street thugs, he is awaiting his next call from Happy Hogan to go on his next Avengers mission.
In the meantime, he returns to his normal life at Midtown High School, making plans with his best friend, Ned (Leeds?), to make a LEGO Death Star, which Peter keeps putting off due to his life as Spider-Man. He also is eyeing his crush, Liz (Allen/Toomes), but is constantly pushed around by Flash Thompson to get anywhere.
One night, he comes across armed thugs with masks mirroring that of the Avengers: Thor, Iron Man, Hulk, and Captain America robbing a bank. They are carrying advanced weapons made out of Chitauri tech that they smuggled from wreckage after the Battle of New York which were given to them by Adrian Toomes. Then one of the thugs weapons fires a devastating blast that not only destroys the bank, but the bodega across the street in which Peter regularly frequents. Returning to his room in Queens, he appears to be alone, until he turns around and sees Ned, who drops his LEGO Death Star in shock that his best friend is Spider-Man. Peter forces him to keep it a secret as his aunt would flip out if she knew.
The entire next day at school, Ned is asking Peter loads of questions on the topic of him being Spider-Man, even during a PSA staring Captain America in which Peter mentions taking his shield. Then, the boys overhear Liz talking about how she has a crush on Spider-Man, which leads to Ned blurting out that Peter "knows" Spider-Man. Intrigued, Liz invites Ned and Peter to a party at her house in which she hopes Peter will invite Spidey. They arrive at the party, but it takes only Flash's constant pestering that convince Peter to put on the Spider Suit. As he does so, an explosion appears in the distance, and Peter goes to investigate.
He finds Herman Schultz and Jackson Bryce, cohorts of the Vulture, selling their Chitauri weapons to a local gangster. He watches them from the shadows until Ned calls Peter's cell, alerting the dealers to his presence. Schultz and Bryce take off in their van, with Spider-Man in hot pursuit until the Vulture arrives and picks Spidey up and drops him into a river. Iron Man arrives and saves Peter from drowning, but then gives him a warning to stay away from crime-fighting. Peter ignores this warning.
Peter finds Schultz again and places a tracker on him, finding out that he is heading for Maryland, and rejoins his schools decathlon team, of whom is heading to a championship in Washington DC. While there, Peter sneaks away and finds Schultz (going by Shocker) and Vulture hijacking a Damage Control vehicle. Before attacking them, he activates the advanced functions of his suit, complete with its own AI, to gain an advantage over the villains. Even though, he is knocked out and wakes up in a Damage Control warehouse which is locked for the evening. He uses this time to break in the new functions of his suit and even names his AI Karen.
When the doors open, he swings to DC and finds out that his team won without him, but also that the power core they took from one of Schultz's weapons is a bomb that is set to go off when it gets unstable. And, it is in Ned's backpack. Trying to break into the Washington Monument to save his friends, he is sidelined by a police chopper who orders him to go to the ground. Instead, he leaps over the chopper and swings into the building from the bottom. He then catches the elevator, that is falling due to the bomb going off, with his webbing, and everyone safely climbs out.
Back in New York, Spider-Man interrogates known associates of Schultz and the Vulture and finds out that another deal is going down on a Staten Island Ferry. Arriving at the ferry, he sees Schultz and Toomes (who he does not know is the Vulture at this time) who are dealing with one Mac Gargan. He swings in and incapacitates Gargan and his bodyguards. Then, Toomes tries to use a weapon on Peter, but he webs the chamber, making the weapon go unstable, and splitting the ferry in half. Rushing to connect all the major points of the ferry together with his webbing, he starts to struggle to hold it together until Iron Man arrives and pushes the ferry back together.
Retreating to a rooftop, he was found by Iron Man who chewed him out for not listening to his warning not to pursue crime-fighting. Peter attempts to blame Tony for the ferry incident for not listening to him when he originally tried to warn him about the Vulture. Tony then tells Peter that he did listen, and that he had FBI agents stationed on the ferry. Tony then insists that Peter gives him the Spider Suit back. While Peter argues that he is nothing without the suit, Stark makes the case that he if he is nothing without it, then he doesn't deserve it. He goes back home to Aunt May, who wants to know why she is hearing that Peter left detention early, skipped out on the decathlon in DC, and why he sneaks out of the house every night. Needing an explanation, he says that he was fired from his Stark Internship.
Returning to school, he admits to Liz that he likes her, and she says that she already knew that. He then asks her to the homecoming dance, which she accepts. He arrives at her house later to find out that her father is Adrian Toomes. Toomes chauffeurs the two over to the dance, during which Liz tells her father about Peter disappearing during the situation at Washington DC, which leads Toomes to realize that Peter is Spider-Man. When they arrive at the school, Toomes tells Liz to go on ahead while he talks to Peter. Toomes then threatens Peter to stay out of his way, or else he will kill him and everyone he cares about.
During the dance, Peter learns that Toomes plans to steal a shipment of weaponry from a plane coming from Avengers Tower heading to their new headquarters. Peter ditches Liz and rushes to get his homemade Spider-Man suit to stop Toomes. He heads outside and is attacked by Schultz with his gauntlets. Peter tries to reach his web shooter, but Schultz continues to pummel him. He is saved by Ned, and Peter sticks Schultz to a bus with the webbing.
Spidey rushes to stop Toomes with Ned being his eyes and ears. Ned tries to get in touch with Happy, but he hangs up on him. Spidey finds Toomes in his lair. Toomes attempts to reason with Peter that he's only doing what he believes is necessary and that the world isn't as black and white as the young Peter believes it to be, but it turns out to be a distraction as Toomes unleashes his suit as it flies around the area, destroying support beams and causing a pile of debris to fall on Spidey. Toomes leaves him to die. Peter struggles to lift the rubble off of him and he fears he is going to die. He then remembers Tony's words and uses all his strength to pull himself out.
Spidey latches onto Vulture's suit as he intercepts the plane. Toomes tries to gather what he needs, but Spidey foils his plan. Toomes gets in his suit and fights Spidey on the plane. They knock out the turbines, sending the plane toward Coney Island. Spidey is able to maneuver the plane away from the city and onto the beach as it crash-lands. Toomes attempts to get away with the weaponry, but Spidey tries to warn him that they are about to explode. Toomes tries flying away anyway, but the cores blow up and he goes crashing down. Spidey finds Toomes and saves him, but he leaves him next to the rest of the weaponry for Happy and the police to find later, leading to Toomes getting arrested.
At school, Peter finds out that Liz is moving to Oregon with her mother while her father is on trial. She is still upset with Peter for leaving her at the dance. She says goodbye to Peter and hopes that he can figure himself out. Peter then gets a text to go to the bathroom. Happy is there, thanking Peter for what he did. He then tells Peter that Tony wants to see him.
Tony and Happy bring Peter to the new Avengers HQ. Tony presents Peter with a brand new Spider-Man suit, telling him that there are reporters behind the wall waiting for a big announcement, meaning Tony is about to officially make Peter a new Avenger. However, Peter turns Tony down, saying he prefers to be a "friendly neighborhood Spider-Man" for now. Peter leaves, and asks Tony if he was testing him and whether or not he passed, and Tony seemingly confirms it adding that there are no reporters and adds if he needs him he'll be close bu. However, Tony is actually surprised that Peter made the mature choice of turning him down, and that there really were a bunch of reporters outside. Pepper Potts comes out, asking where Peter is. She is frustrated that he walked out, so Happy covers for them by giving Tony a ring so he can propose to Pepper.
When Peter gets home, he finds a bag from Tony on his bed. He has given Peter back the original Spider-Man suit. He puts it on, and continues fighting crime having learned the responsibility of being a hero.
Powers and AbilitiesEdit
- 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, toughened flesh, and numerous arachnid-like abilities Ezekiel Simsrevealed to Peter that his powers were not of scientific origin, but were a sign that he had become a totemic avatar of the Web of Life and Destiny.While Peter initially struggled to accept this, he later came to the conclusion that both were true, and has had his powers mystically augmented on a number of occasions.
- 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 attraction (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. At one point, Spider-Man was able to prevent Anti-Venom from taking his mask off by making it stick to his face.
- Spider-Sense: Spider-Man possesses an extrasensory "danger" or "spider" sense which warns him of potential immediate danger by the manifestation of a tingling sensation in the back of his skull, and links with his superhuman kinesthetics, enabling him to evade most any injuries, unless he cognitively overrides his automatic reflexes. The precise nature of this sense is unknown, though the Master Weaver states it is enabled by his connection to the Web of Life and Destiny. 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 allow him to avoid injury. The sense also can create a general response on the order of several minutes: 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. Spider-Man can also sense and dodge attacks directed randomly or by an artificial intelligence. 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 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 distraction or fatigue diminish its 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 flight syndrome.' Even when 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 on the loudest noise around him. This was first used after Spider-Man was temporarily blinded by a device, but was recently used again to help see the new Vulture after his acidic breath blinded him. While he temporarily lost it during his battle with the Spider-Slayers, it was restored during the Spider-Island story-line.
- Superhuman Strength: Spider-Man possesses superhuman strength enabling him to press lift many tons. Originally, Spider-Man could lift ten tons, after Queen's mutation, he could lift 15 tons, finally, after the Other evolution, he can lift 20 tons. Spider-Man's physical strength is sufficient enough to enable him to lift and throw objects as heavy as a big rig semi truck with ease. He must also pull his punches and kicks unless fighting someone of 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. Also during the Secret Invasion, Spider-Man was shown to be able to knock a Tyrannosaurus Rex into unconsciousness in one punch. Spider-Man's physical strength also extends into his legs, enabling him to be able to jump to a height of several stories in a single bound. Spider-Man demonstrated this when he leaped over thirty feet vertically into the air when he first leaped out of the way of an oncoming car; it should also be noted that when he first discovered his powers as a teenager, they had not developed to that of his prime.
- Superhuman Speed: Spider-Man is capable of running and moving at speeds that are far beyond the natural physical limits of the finest human athlete. Spider-Man has showed to be fast enough to catch up to an accelerating car while on foot, but prefers to travel by webs.
- Superhuman Stamina: Spider-Man's advanced musculature produces less fatigue toxins during physical activity than an ordinary 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 at his peak capacity 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 minutes 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 impacts, such as falling from a height of several stories or being struck by an opponent with super strength, that would severely injure or kill a normal human with little to no discomfort. Spider-Man's body is durable to the point where tensing his super-strong muscles 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.
- Superhuman Agility: Spider-Man's agility, balance, and bodily coordination 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.
- 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.
- Superhuman Reflexes: Spider-Man's reflexes are similarly enhanced and are currently about 40 times greater than those of an ordinary human. In combination with his spider-sense, the speed of his reflexes allows him to dodge almost any attack, or even gunfire, if he is far enough away. Spider-Man has even been shown in some cases, to be able to dodge gunfire using just his reflexes without his Spider-Sense.
- Regenerative Healing Factor: Spider-Man has a limited healing factor. While not on Wolverine's level, it is sufficiently powerful enough to recover from severe injuries from broken bones and large amounts of tissue damage in a matter of days. During a battle with a villain called the Masked Marauder, Spider-Man is rendered completely blind, however after about two days his sight was perfect, albeit sensitive for about a day after.
- Contaminant Immunity: Due to his accelerated metabolism, Spider-Man has a higher tolerance for drugs and diseases than normal humans, and he can recover from the effects of larger doses rapidly. During an encounter with the Swarm, Spider-Man was incapacitated by thousands of bee stings, but 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 even allowed him to recover from the effects of vampirism as stated by Blade, his radioactive blood will kill the enzymes responsible for his transformation and revert him to normal. Spider-Man was able to recover completely from acid being spat into his eyes by the new Vulture although the extent of the damage may have been restricted due to his superhuman durability. However, Spider-Man has the normal human tolerance for alcoholic beverages.