After his parents' divorce, Adam Reilly was raised by his mother. Adam began to show heavy interest in sporting activities at age six, hoping to one day climb Mt. Everest. This dream stayed with Adam for eighteen years. After graduating college, Adam joined an organized group of mountain climbers. However, before he could accomplish his goal of eventually climbing Mt. Everest, Adam's left hand, along with a spider, was crushed in an avalanche, activating his mutant abilities. However, the rock that crushed his hand held an alien symbiote inside of it that restored the spider to life. As the spider's body was weak, the symbiote looked for a new host and bit Adam, granting him spider powers along with his mutant powers. Taking after Spider-Man, Adam decided to fight crime using his newfound abilities along with a color-swapped costume and a makeshift "web-spinning baton."
Powers and Abilities
- Wall Crawling: Arthropod can climb walls and ceilings like a spider due to small hairs all around his body. These hairs also give him the ability to stick to anything if he wishes to.
- Super Strength: Arthropod is super strong, able to lift up to 250 metric tons.
- Spider Sense: Arthropod can be warned of danger by his spider sense. However, unlike Spider-Man's, the spider sense cannot communicate with him.
- Psionic Manipulation: Arthropod's mutant abilities include manipulation of psionic energy.
Advanced Strength: Before becoming Arthropod, Adam was already exceptionally strong. Becoming the Arthropod enhanced his strength even further.
- He is stronger than Spider-Man, being able to lift 250 metric tons.
- His Spider Sense cannot alert him of Venom.
- He is missing his left hand.
Equipment: Spider-Armor: Adam's entire costume functions as a suit of armor, able to protect him.
Transportation: None known.
Weapons: Web Baton: Adam has a baton that allows him to spin webs in a similar manner to Spider-Man, but he has to control his webs more delicately as it is, after all, a baton. The baton can shoot webs from either end of itself.
- Peter Parker removed his costume's left hand upon meeting him.
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