Miles Aaron Gonzalo Morales was born to Rio Morales and Jefferson Davis in Brooklyn, New York. Since his childhood, Miles have always had a passion for superheroes such as Captain America and the X-Men. However, Miles sees his father as a hero the most because he had been a dedicated police officer before he was even born. Living in one of the dangerous neighborhoods in Brooklyn, Jefferson would put his life on the line to making a difference all over Brooklyn and Miles would brag about him to his friends, mainly Ganke Lee and Riri Williams.
As he grew up, Miles continued to show his love to his father but at the same time, Miles began to spend time with his uncle Aaron Davis who was a talented artist but also was a convicted felon where he had committed crimes such as armed robberies. Because of this, this brought worry within Jefferson and he forbade Miles in seeing Aaron despite him always keeping Miles on the right path. This made Miles a bit rebellious and he ends up sneaking out of the house just so he can try to spend time with Aaron and express his feelings through his art.
Getting His Powers
As Miles reached his high school years, he was already excelling in his academics and his talent in art reached its potential. The school he went to before was Brooklyn Academic High School where he was met with drug dealers, gang members, and teen parents. He has seen students do drugs, fight, and even have sex in public during his freshman and sophomore years and it brought fear within Rio for she doesn't want Miles to become one of those students. After leaving Brooklyn Academic, Miles was registered in the lottery for the Brooklyn Visions High School of the Arts, a prestigious school where Miles can expand his artistic talent and he was awarded the final spot, at the same time, Jefferson had informed that there was a break-in at the Oscorp Laboratories after Norman Osborne's arrest.
Miles would go and visit Aaron (against his father's wishes) to tell him that he had gotten accepted to Brooklyn Visions. Aaron decided to take him out for dinner and later his art warehouse where he had been doing all of his art since his jail release. As Miles continued to bond with Aaron, Oscorp's radioactive spider emerges from his uncle's bag and bites Miles' by the hand. Miles soon discovers superhuman abilities from the venom fused with the OZ serum such as wall-crawling, adhesion, and Spider-Sense and newer abilities such as camouflage, and bio-electrokinesis. When he discovered this, Miles was left shocked by what had happened to him. He revealed his powers to Ganke and Riri, concluding that he had similar powers to Spider-Man which Miles also looks up to after his fame skyrocketed following the Goblin's defeat. However, Miles reacted negatively, stating that he should leave the actual heroism to Spider-Man.
However, when Miles was confronted by Jefferson about his time-spending with Aaron stating that he was a criminal that will never change, Miles angrily argues with him, telling him that Aaron was still family despite his troubles and tells Jefferson to get his head out of his ass and try to give Aaron a chance. This ended up Jefferson slapping Miles before realizing what he had done. Hurt and angered, Miles storms out of the house ignoring his mother's calls for him to wait. As Miles continued to walk through the streets of Brooklyn during the night, he was encountered by a group of thugs that were running from the police. But instead of stopping them, he let them flee, ignoring the officers' chastising. After being out for so long, Miles decided to head back home to apologize to Jefferson, but before he even made a move, he got a call from Aaron, telling him that he should report to the hospital, for his father had been shot.
When Miles arrived, Aaron, his mother along with Ganke and Riri were present. When he asked what had happened, Rio told him that Jefferson along with the others was out looking for him and a group of thugs came up out of nowhere and gunned down Jefferson. When the doctors arrived, Miles asked them about Jefferson's condition and they gave him the news no person wants to hear -- Jefferson had died from his wounds and his killers were still at large. This left Miles completely heartbroken for he was going to apologize to him only to find out that he was out looking for him that led to his death. Depression began to take over Miles and he began to withdraw himself from everyone, blaming himself for getting Jefferson killed.
Days after Jefferson was laid to rest at his funeral, Rio went to talk to Miles. He told her that it was his fault that Jefferson had gotten murdered and he should've stopped the thugs after leaving the house. Rio responded by saying that it wasn't his fault and that Jefferson never meant to react the way he did before and he wanted to apologize for how he acted towards him and that he still loved him and Aaron, regardless of his shady background. This left Miles feeling more guilty, but soon he becomes determined to find his' father's killers and bring them to justice.
The Birth of the Onyx Spider
As his junior year began, Miles continued to keep an eye on the killers as he listened to the news about the updates of their whereabouts. Along the way, Riri and Ganke help train him in using his powers followed by Riri creating him a pair of web-shooters after taking inspiration from Spider-Man and designed a red and black suit resembling the web-slinger. Miles was given the "Spider-Man" title, but he rejected the name due to confusion with the original hero. He was later given the name Onyx Spider by Riri and Miles immediately accepted it.
Miles listened to the police scanners closely to where his fathers' killers were and he sprung into action, finding them at their hideout. He confronts them over Jefferson's murder which they heartlessly taunted him on how he looked at them before killing him with the last bullet. Miles wasted no time throwing the first punch at the leader before fighting the rest of the gang. After disarming all of their weapons, he made his way to the leader and was going to throw the last blow at him, but decided not to bring him and the rest of the thugs to the police, leaving them a note saying "From your good friend, the Onyx Spider".
After his father's killers were brought to justice, Miles began to start a career in vigilantism, like Spider-Man, apprehending criminals which brought praise from most people, as well as the Brooklyn police but it did bring ire to some people. His appearance as the Onyx Spider brought Rio's attention and she gained a lot of respect for the web-slinger for bringing justice for her fallen husband. This also brought interest for Aaron as he watched the Onyx Spider on the news being interviewed by the reporters as he continued to protect all of Brooklyn.
As Miles reached his senior year, he continued on with his career as the Onyx Spider, his notoriety slowly began to reach its peak and most of his classmates began a fanbase dedicated to the web-slinger and people in New York started to show acclamation, dubbing him the 'New Spider-Man' although Miles wants people to know him as the Onyx Spider.
Onyx Spider vs the Kingpin
His popularity was slowly reaching its peak and Miles was already enjoying his new life as a superhero. At the time, he started a relationship with Catalina "Katie" Bishop who is a fan of the Onyx Spider and Miles claims that he knows him very well. At the same time, he began to hear news about the notorious gang, the Royal Bloods led by a ruthless crime lord, Wilson Fisk aka the Kingpin with his right-hand men, the Prowler and Lonnie Lincoln aka Tombstone and their connection to the break-in of Oscorp Industries where they are trying to steal the radioactive spiders for the sake of their venom and create serum where he can start an army of Super Soldiers.
The second break-in occurred in the laboratories and Miles made his way to the scene where he meets the Prowler. The fight ensued between the two, Miles getting the hardest beating from the masked villain but is able to overcome the Prowler. Just as he was going to deliver the final blow, the Prowler blinds him with a flash bomb, escaping without the spiders. The Kingpin soon finds out about Miles and his mission to stop him from achieving his goal, he ends up sending Prowler along with Kangaroo, Scorpion, and Amazon to kill Miles. At the time, Riri had started her hero career as Ironheart and she was able to help fight off the villains while Miles took on the Prowler, engaging in a brutal fistfight. When the Prowler fell, Miles confronts him about his identity, ripping his mask off which was revealed to be none other than his uncle -- Aaron. This left Miles shocked when he saw that Aaron was working for the Kingpin. When Aaron asked Miles who he was, the Onyx Spider reveals his identity by removing his own mask. Shocked and regretful, Aaron tries to talk to Miles but the webslinger stormed out. Riri soon blasts Aaron back and flees with Miles, who was left hurt and betrayed by what Aaron was doing.
In their second confrontation, Miles angrily asks Aaron why he was working for the Kingpin and Aaron revealed is that he wanted to make the money to do something special for Miles, making the reason why he had gone to the Oscorp to steal one of the radioactive spiders for Fisk, triggering Miles to remembering the night at Aaron's art warehouse, where the spider crawled out of Aaron's bag and bit him in his hand, giving him the spider powers. When the realization came, Miles told him that he was as the Oscorp Laboratory, and Aaron openly admitted it. That's when he meets the Kingpin face to face and orders Aaron to attack Miles. After seeing what had happened, Aaron refused to kill Miles and the Kingpin orders for his men to kill Miles. However, Aaron got in the way and protected Miles by taking the bullets. When the Kingpin and his made their escape. Miles held onto his mortally wounded uncle, who tells him that he was very proud of him for being the person he was while he himself wanted to take back what he had done and apologizes for letting him down. He then tells him to never give up on the things he wants to do and never gives up being a hero and later dies in Miles' arms, letting the hero grieve before the police and Riri came.
Since the death of his uncle, Miles eventually found the headquarters of where the Kingpin was located and has discovered that he and his men had taken the spiders from the laboratory. With Riri's help, he faces the Kingpin who shamelessly tells Miles that his uncle was useless and was worth being killed, triggering Miles' anger as he remembered the day the thugs killed his father, taunting him. Miles goes after the Kingpin while Riri fought off his henchmen in her Ironheart suit. The Kingpin was indeed bigger than him and he was able to beat Miles. Just as he thought he was going to be finished, Miles began to remember what his uncle had told him and all of the times he had spent with him before the reveal, he rises up on his feet and takes on the Kingpin, using the strength to take the Kingpin down and use his bio-electrokinesis to stun him to the ground. The Kingpin survives the shock and tries to get his gun to shoot Miles but he was stopped by none other than Tombstone, Kangaroo, and Amazon who reveals to Miles that they were undercover agents for S.H.I.E.L.D.. Fisk and his enforcers were arrested and Miles makes his leave along with Riri as he began to realize that being a hero wasn't all fun and games and that he had to take responsibility in embracing his role as a hero, similar to what he had done when he fought to avenge his father's death.
The Winter Soldier
After the Kingpin's arrest, Miles' popularity was now at its peak as it attracts the attention of many different entertainment outlets, who like the news, wanted to know who was under the mask of the Onyx Spider. Miles kept himself at a low profile, even though he did enjoy the much-larger attention he was giving, he was still reeling over the loss of his uncle and soon his breakup with Katie for he and her were driving apart and Katie finding interest in a musician. His recognition continued to grow all over New York and it also began to attract other villains as well.
Miles ends up encountering a small trio of criminals called the Enforcers led by Montana who were trying to steal hi-tech weapons from Stark Enterprises owned by Iron Man. The Enforcers informs the Onyx Spider that the robbery was a set-up to lure him so they can fight him themselves to smudge his name out of the headlines. The trio made their first attack on the webslinger, but with his agility and reflexes, Miles evaded every attack and took down the Enforcers with ease. But then suddenly, he was caught off guard when The Shocker makes a surprise attack, sending Miles flying back. Realizing that the Shocker had fought Spider-Man, Miles tried his best to keep his distance from the villain's vibro-shocks. But one wrong move and Miles was blasted backwards as the 'fourth Enforcer' was going to make his finishing attack.
However, the villains were met by a mysterious person who shows up from out of nowhere and throws the first punch at the Shocker. When Miles manages to get himself on his two feet despite the effects of the vibro-shocks still lingering within his body, he noticed that the hero had a bionic prosthetic arm with a red star on the upper half. The three Enforcers and Shocker decided to group attack but the hero defeated all four of them before turning to Miles. When being asked if he was alright, Miles gives the hero the cold shoulder, saying that he didn't need his help. But the hero ended up giving him a small smile, stating that he shouldn't recklessly jump into battles, triggering the webslinger. Miles curses out the hero before asking him what was his name. The hero introduces himself as the Winter Soldier, or by his real names James "Bucky" Barnes before giving the Onyx Spider a wink before leaving.
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- Enhanced Agility/Reflexes:
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Equipment: Onyx Spider suit
Transportation: His Webbing
Weapons: None known.
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