"I'm your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man."
Peter Parker is the son of former S.H.I.E.L.D. agents Richard Parker and Mary Fitzpatrick-Parker. When he was 6 years-old, his parents died in a plane crash, leaving Peter an orphaned and left in the care of Richard's brother and sister-in-law, Ben Parker and May Reilly-Parker.
At the age 15, Peter attended a s science exhibition at the New York Hall of Science, which is where he was bitten by a genetically engineered radioactive spider. After discovering that the bite gave him the proportionate powers and capabilities of a spider, Peter decided to use his powers for his own selfish gain, until his Uncle Ben died at the hands of a burglar he could've stopped. It was at that moment the he learned "With great power, there must also come great responsibility", and he decided to live up to his uncle's words and uses his powers as a force for good as Spider-Man.
Through the years, Parker has become an experienced and masterful crime fighter who has made a reputation among the superhero community as one of the greatest hero of the planet, having faced threats ranging from muggers to "bigger problems".
- 1 History
- 1.1 Early Life
- 1.2 Childhood and Before Spider-Man
- 1.3 Getting Powers
- 1.4 Becoming Spider-Man
- 1.5 Life as Spider-Man
- 1.6 The Death of Gwen Stacy
- 1.7 Return to the Webs
- 1.8 Secret War & New Suit
- 1.9 Venom
- 1.10 The Death of Jean DeWolff
- 1.11 Clone Saga
- 1.12 Brothers
- 1.13 Joining the Avengers
- 1.14 Civil War
- 1.15 Founding the Future
- 1.16 Ends of the Earth
- 1.17 Superior Spider-Man
- 1.18 Goblin Nation
- 1.19 Spider-Verse
- 1.20 The Second Secret War
- 1.21 Forming the New Avengers
- 1.22 Hitting the Jackpot
- 1.23 Another Spider-Man
- 1.24 The Death of Spider-Man
- 1.25 Legacy
- 2 Physical Appearance
- 3 Personality
- 4 Reputation
- 5 Powers and Abilities
- 6 Weaknesses
- 7 Equipment
- 8 Relationships
- 9 Trivia
Peter was born to S.H.I.E.L.D. agents Richard and Mary Parker on August 10. Unbeknownst to him, Nick Fury met him when he was just a baby. When he 4 he meet Eddie Brock whose father was friends with Peter's and the two developed a brother-like relationship. In nursery school, he met Eugene Thompson and gave him the nickname "Flash" after seeing him running around in the naked. Although they were considered best friends at the time, it faded away over the years due to their different interests.
At the age of 6, Richard and Mary left Peter in the care of his Aunt May and Uncle Ben in order to protect him.
Childhood and Before Spider-Man
Following the death of his parents, Ben and May decided to adopt Peter and raise him as their own son. Peter met Mary-Jane Watson and the two became friends throughout the primary school. Before beginning middle school, Mary-Jane moved back to Montoursville, Pennsylvania. During his middle school years, Peter's academic interest would lead him to lose his friendship with Flash he began bullying him, unaware that it was a way for Flash to cope with the abuse he took from his father. Ben would also give Peter interest in textile engineering, having himself done textile would in his youth. In his freshman year of high school, Peter would meet Harry Osborn and tutor him in order to help him in science. While their relationship was more of acquaintance rather than friendship, Harry did keep Flash and his friends off Peter's back as gratitude. Before his freshman year was over, Peter also met a fellow outcast Charlie Weiderman.
At the age of fifteen, and the beginning of his sophomore year, Peter went to attend a convention at the New York Hall of Science. While there, he was bitten on the hand by a genetically engineered spider from Oscorp who escaped it's containment and got exposed to the beam of the Isotope Genome Accelerator before dying after Peter swatted it. While Peter dismissed the bite, when he returned home he went straight to his room as a he "didn't feel so good". As he slept, the spider's venom altered Peter's own DNA. When he woke up the next morning, Peter noticed that his vision has been cleared and he gained muscle mass. At school, during lunch, he noticed his adhesive powers beginning to manifest, which led to him accidentally hurling a lunch tray at Flash. In the hall, Flash tried to goad Peter into a fight before laughing at him for being incapable for standing up for himself. Having enough of Flash continuously picking on him, Peter stood his ground and began dodging Flash's attacks with his superhuman reflexes. When Flash attempted to punch him in the face, Peter caught Flash's fist with ease and accidentally broke it. Peter then skip the entire day of school, trying to figure out what was happening to him. As he was walking, he felt a strange feeling before jumping over a car and landing on the side of a building. He crawled up the building and reached the top, crushing a pipe with his bare hand. Hours later, Peter returned home and got scolded by Ben and May for getting into a fight and skipping school, to which Peter replied that flash had it coming and skipping one day wouldn't affect his grades. Later that night, Peter snuck out and went to test his powers at a warehouse and deduced that the spider bite must've been what caused them. As he was walking home, he noticed a wrestling flyer and gotten the idea of testing his powers against a human being, feeling that it would be ideal since he wouldn't get hurt.
Making a makeshift outfit from a dark red shirt, dark blue sweatpants, red sneakers and using a blue mask to hide his identity in order to prevent humiliation, Peter entered the ring and defeated his opponent, Crusher Hogan. Unfortunately, he did not received the pay he expected since he defeated his opponent rather than last the supposed time in the ring and was clearly using his powers, which the promoter stated that was considered "cheating by illegal use of enhancement". On his way out, Peter ignored a thug who just robbed the promoter and took the money, declaring the it wasn't his problem.
Once he arrived home, Peter was confronted by Ben and May who were both worried by Peter's sudden disappearance. This led to an argument between Peter and Ben which resulted in Peter leaving angrily after mentioning his parents abandoning him. After blowing off his steam, Peter returned home only to learn that Ben was killed after he tried to stop a burglar from getting away when he went out looking for Peter. Peter track down the killer to an abandoned warehouse and confronted him. After discovering that Ben's killer was the same individual he let escape earlier that evening. He left the murderer for the cops and left before they noticed him.
Feeling remorseful after learning he could've prevented his uncle's death if he cared enough to act, Peter decided to stop small crimes in Queens as a means to make up for letting Ben die. In his first two weeks, he managed to shutdown the operation of the Undertaker.
Life as Spider-Man
Over the passing months, Peter's actions as Spider-Man began to grab the attention of the public and he also began to face against super-villains like The Vulture, Doctor Octopus, Electro, Rhino, Scorpion and more. He also began to get involved in the criminal underworld by attacking multiple operations, causing many of the crime-lords to come up with plans to eliminate him. One of these crime-lords was Wilson Fisk, the Kingpin, who would become one of Peter's most long-lasting enemies for years to come. However, the one super villain Peter faced that was the most notable was the Green Goblin, which would settle to become Parker arch-enemy. At the same time, Spider-Man encountered other superheroes that were beginning to appear, which he would form relationships with them. The first ones he encountered were the recently formed Fantastic Four, who he meet when he broke into the Baxter Building to ask if he could join their group, both so he could get his reputation improved and if he would get paid. Upon learning that they were limited with money and weren't looking for new recruits, not to mention his current reputation did not vouch for him, Peter apologized and quickly left, feeling like an idiot. They later settled their disagreement when they teamed-up to battle Doctor Doom.
As for his life as Peter Parker, he took an employment at the Daily Bugle as their website worker as well as their occasional photographer in order to help his aunt pay for the bills. He also reconnected with Mary-Jane Watson when she came back, though their original interaction was rather rocky due to how much they both changed since they last saw each other five years prior. It wasn't help with Peter settling himself as Spider-Man and being forced to unintentionally push himself away from MJ while she made friends with Harry, Liz Allan and Flash Thompson. Things escalated further when Peter discovered her crush on his alter-ego and she kissed him in his persona. Fortunately, they managed to get their friendship restored as Peter revealed his identity to her and they agreed to remain friends, though it was probably until they figured out their feelings for each other.
At some point in his career, Peter would encounter George Stacy. Originally against the web-slinger's vigilante activities, Stacy later came to view the young hero as beneficial to the city as he aided in stopping the rising number of villains that emerged.
The Death of Gwen Stacy
Return to the Webs
Secret War & New Suit
The Death of Jean DeWolff
Joining the Avengers
Founding the Future
Ends of the Earth
The Second Secret War
Forming the New Avengers
Hitting the Jackpot
The Death of Spider-Man
Following his death, Peter had a funeral held at St. Patrick's Cathedral. While Mary-Jane didn't want to make a big thing, she was shocked when she saw the enormous crowd of people, many of which came to pay respect and gratitude for what Parker has done over the years. Many heroes ranging from the full roster of the Avengers, The Fantastic Four and the X-Men attended, also paying respect for their fallen friend and comrade. Peter was later buried with "Peter Parker, The Amazing Spider-Man" written on his tombstone along with his mask logo on it.
Following his death, Miles was determined to continue Peter's mission to protect the city as the new Spider-Man.
Pete Parker is of slightly above-average height with a lean but muscular build. He has brown hair and hazel (or brown) eyes.
As a teen, his hair was messy and his build was skinnier, due to his muscles having not fully developed.
His civilian outfit generally comprises of clothes that hide his physique.
As Spider-Man, Peter wears a red and blue skin-tight bodysuit that has a spider symbol on the chest and back with a black web pattern on the red parts that start at the center of the mask.
Prior to getting his powers, Peter Parker lived the life of a normal high school teenager, being a very intelligent science enthusiast, considered as one of the most intelligent students in his school. Parker is also an avid science-fiction fan, making various pop-culture references on occasion, as well as collect science and comic books in his room. However, his academic interests, lack of friends and status has a social outcast has made his a shy, introverted and socially awkward. He cared deeply for his aunt and uncle, his only remaining family, as they raised his like their own son since his parents have died. After he gained his powers, he gained confidence in himself and attempted to use his powers for his own benefit, becoming more interested in what was best for him rather than what was right. However, he did intend to earn money in order to help pay back his aunt and uncle for the years they devoted to him, showing that he had a certain degree of altruism in his self-serving actions.
Following the death of his uncle and realizing he could have prevented it, Parker began operating as an unseen vigilante and stopped small he would come upon. While he originally intended to stop once he believed he has done enough, he decided to officially become a superhero after saving lives, finally realizing what his uncle's words meant and took it to heart, swearing to honor his uncle by protecting the innocent and stop those who would do them harm wherever or whenever he finds them.
At the beginning of his career, Parker was a neophyte at being a superhero and could be seen as somewhat cocky, overconfident, impulsive, hot-headed and overzealous. This would occasionally cause him to make various mistakes, such as underestimating an enemy, getting in over his head and jumping into a situation without forethought. He also had a strong desire to prove his worth and impress other more veteran superheroes, especially towards Captain America and Iron Man, that he can handle being Spider-Man despite being a teenager and doing it on his own. Unfortunately, his desire to prove himself would lead him to make reckless actions that end up complicating the situation and annoying others as he tried too hard. His immaturity often caused him to make mistakes while in dangerous situation, especially in combat. He is notably prone to become excited while in the middle of the action and distract himself by making conversations with his opponents, making less effort than necessary to actually defeat them and end their threat, which leaves him open to attack. His loss of focus often has him lose awareness of his surroundings, which allows his enemies to take advantage of. During his fledgling career as a superhero, Parker was shown to be stressing over his jokes and trying to make a lasting impression on people. Parker gets frustrated when other superheroes do not take him seriously due to his young age, taking offence when they call him "just a kid" and becoming displeased when they attempt to "ditch him" with minor jobs. Parker was also highly impressionable towards figures of authority, which was likely due to his young age and inexperience. In rare instances, Parker's recklessness has threatened the lives of innocents, which worsen his already bad reputation. These situations, as well as the effect of his low points, would come to partially humble Parker as he became more aware of his flaws in time and determined to rise above in order to be a better individual. Multiple encounters with criminals and super villains caused Parker to better understand the dangers of being a superhero, becoming more serious and determined to protect his city while wanting live up to his uncle's belief in him.
Nonetheless, Spider-Man is commonly seen as a brave and righteous hero with an indomitable sense of justice and responsibility. Shaken by his uncle's tragic death, Spider-Man's vow to honor his memory has led him to a path of heroism and humanitarian services. As such, he always tries using his powers for the greater good, sacrificing his mental and physical health, his personal life and relationships for the citizens of New York and the world at large. He does value life, as evident where selflessly risks his own life to protect others and refuses to kill his enemies. He will even give aid to an enemy in mortal danger, for as he puts it "we help everyone". Even in his early years where his ego would on occasion flare up, Parker always considered himself as "a guy from Queens trying to do some good". Even with his status as a hero, he has shown to be exceedingly compassionate, loyal and faithful to those close to him. While he states to be willing to "do whatever it takes to get the job done", as he sometimes use strategies that would threaten the lives of his enemies, he refuses to deliberately kill anyone.
As opposed to more public superheroes, like the Avengers or the Fantastic Four, Parker makes it a point to keep his identity secret since if such knowledge was made public, his aunt would worry sick and he would have major trouble with the law on the grounds of vigilantism. He also states that it's the only thing that prevents his enemies from targeting those he cares about, for they would immediately "have targets on their backs" the moment his secret identity is reveal. As such, and to avoid suspicion, Parker refrains himself from engaging in activities that may raise questions on how he is able to perform such feats despite recently not having the qualities to accomplish them. However, Parker would reveal his identity to those who have earned his trust and have earned the right to know.
One of Spider-Man's most prominent traits is his sense of humor, which he often uses as a defense mechanism in dangerous situation. This also has the functional tendency to agitate his opponents, which therefore makes them more susceptible to attack and oblivious to their impending demise to a superior skilled opponent. His wisecracking nature can cause him to appear unprofessional or childish, with his humor also extending itself to his allies as he inadvertently provokes annoyance or irritation in them, although they have learned to either ignore it or just roll with it. However, it is generally agreed that Parker will stop making jokes and take things with the utmost seriousness when the situation calls for.
Due to his individualistic lifestyle, having been a social outcast in his youth, Spider-Man is traditionally a loner and finds it hard to work in teams. However, he is capable of being a team-player and has over the years formed ties, even friendships, with other members of the superhero community to the point where he actively works alongside other heroes. Some of the ties that are the closest are the Fantastic Four, which is comparable to that of a family, and the Avengers, which he admired since the beginning of his career. Parker is also quite close to the X-Men, able to sympathize with the scorn that mutants often faces. Due to their numerous encounters, Spider-Man and Daredevil have formed an enduring friendship that they both value. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to regain his trust when he feels he's been betrayed, although he is willing to put his feelings aside and work alongside those he can't trust if he has to.
Behind his humorous facade, however, is a wounded soul that has gone through much suffering. While Spider-Man is in combat, occasionally another person dies, leaving him depressed for having failed his responsibility. Guilt over the death of his Uncle Ben continues to be the primary factor in his super-heroics and his life in general. Parker is quick to assume guilt and responsibility for anything bad that happens in his presence or that can, in some way, relate back to him. He despises the effect his heroics causes in his personal life as it causes those he cares about to view him as a flaky, unreliable and disloyal. Despite his heroic nature,Parker is capable of becoming highly violent and ruthless, critically injuring his enemies without concern for them as well as seriously considering, even attempted, to kill his enemies, though this is largely due to being furious and how severe of a threat the individual poses.
Death, in particular, is difficult for Peter to reconcile with, leading him to make dramatic and unrealistic proclamations, such as at one point following a "Nobody dies!" credo. Peter also has a deep hatred and distrust towards symbiotes, blaming himself for everyone who has died at the hands of Venom, Carnage and other symbiotes due to having brought the Venom symbiote to Earth in the first place, even if it was accidental. Furthermore, Parker can be overprotective towards his loved ones, having lost his parents at a young age, as well as losing his Uncle Ben due to his own frivolous choices. While he has over time learned to control himself and be more understanding, he can't help himself but worry for their safety and well-being.
Peter is also a strong-willed hero, whatever obstacle that comes his way, should it be in his personal life or in his heroics, he always gets back up. His indomitable will and don't give up attitude enables him to push past his own recognizable limits in order to accomplish amazing feats many would find impossible. While the death of his uncle is his main motivation, Parker's indomitable will is the driving force behind his heroics, as he continued his superhero activities despite the overwhelming trouble and calamity it has brought upon him. Despite the negative publicity and public reception, along with the impact it has on his personal life, Peter continues on with his super-heroics, knowing that the job needed to be done whether people appreciated him or not.
Over the years, Parker would grow as Spider-Man, becoming a more mature and responsible superhero than when he first began. As Peter Parker, he manifests the "everyman" persona, sharing the common struggles of everyday life such as maintaining rent, relationships and jobs. As Spider-Man, he has grown accustomed to his life, up to the point where he states that it's who he is and his destiny. Parker admits that despite all that has happen since he first gained his powers, there was a part of him that truly loves being Spider-Man, enjoying the "thrill and escape" as well as helping others. In time, he has come to accept the correlating responsibility that comes along his powers and let go of his "Nobody dies!" credo, having come terms with the reality that he cannot save everyone and instead settled for saving everyone he can. Although fragments of the awkward, geeky persona from his adolescent years as a social outcast remain in his personality, these traits have faded over the years due to Peter having grown up and gained confidence.
Seen by some as the heart of New York, Peter has over the course of his career gained quite a reputation with the superhero community as well as villains and civilians. At the beginning, he was viewed as "the new kid on the block" and somewhat of a "little brother" to older heroes. Despite this view, some of them, such as Nick Fury and Steve Rogers, viewed him as "greatness in the making" with the later, despite his early doubts, believed that he will be "the best out of all of us" when he grows up.
Many of the crime lords in the city consider Spider-Man to be a major threat their plans, leading them to try and find ways to kill him. Wilson Fisk, the Kingpin of Crime and New York's most fearsome figure in the criminal underworld, has said that Spider-Man is a formidable adversary worthy of his respect, although Spider-Man himself has doubts on the respect part of his statement.
Over the years of his super-heroics, he has become "one of the greats" among the superhero community. Some of the greater-scope villains have voiced there own statement regarding the web-slinger, with Doctor Doom claiming Spider-Man is "more to [him] than at first glance". His sense of responsibility combined with his strong moral compass in the face of adversity and a sharp wit has made him one of the most iconic and enduring heroes in his world.
In the year of 2099, Miguel O'Hara was inspired by him to right the wrongs Alchemax has done and became his time's new Spider-Man. According to Lyla, Miguel's A.I., Spider-Man's identity was forgotten but his heroics made him a legend. Cable noted that Spider-Man is seen in the future as the greatest hero of them all.
In spite of his many heroics, Spider-Man is infamous for numerous smear campaign against him, especially at the hands of the Daily Bugle. The reason of this bad-mouthing upon him is because of the Bugle's manager and main publisher, John Jonah Jameson has strong distrust towards the wall-crawler due to being a costume vigilante with no affiliation to law and to take the spotlight of "true" heroes like public servants.
It was also revealed that Spider-Man is disliked by a good deal of police in New York because, even though he comes to turn in captured supervillains, the police mistrust him due to his vigilantism, and they are also embarrassed over their dependency on him to arrest the threats they couldn't handle. It is that mistrust that caused Parker to operate with a "casual disregard for by-the-book thinking" that stayed with him throughout his career. However, it is shown that some of the NYPD do support him, such as his good friends, Jean DeWolfe and George Stacy, and in later years, Lieutenant William Lamont. He does also demonstrate that he is willing to work alongside police forces when he is able to.
In some cops, this dislike grew into hatred and they had tried to incriminate the Wall-Crawler by putting some of his trackers on recent corpse to turn the public opinion against him. However, one of the involved cops revealed the scheme for a lighter sentence and they earned the anger of the general public that the police ironically tried to frame Spider-Man with the crime.
Powers and Abilities
Spider Physiology: After being bitten by a genetically engineered spider that was exposed to the Isotope Genome Accelerator, Peter gained the proportionate physical capabilities of a spider. The bite initiated a complex and sophisticated body-wide metamorphosis deriving from the mutagenic enzymes of the spider, altering his physiology and consequently granting him superhuman abilities as well as newfound heighten senses.
- Superhuman Strength: Spider-Man possesses considerable superhuman strength, due to it being the proportionate strength of a spider. This makes him far stronger than the brawniest human, enabling him to accomplish spectacular feats of strength. He must also pull his punches and kicks unless fighting someone of similar or greater physical durability. He has demonstrated that he is strong enough to knock out people with normal durability with as little as a tap on the head. Spider-Man's physical strength extends to his legs, enabling him to jump great distances and height in a single bound.
- Superhuman Speed: Spider-Man can run and move at speeds that are far beyond the natural physical limits of the finest human athlete and is adept at dodging quickly. Spider-Man is also fast enough to catch up to a speeding vehicle on foot. Spider-Man is stated to move so fast that there are times he appears as a blur of movement.
- Superhuman Durability: Spider-Man's body is inhumanly resistant to impact forces and blunt force trauma. He can withstand great impacts, such as falling from a height of several stories or being struck by an opponent with superhuman strength. Events which would severely injure or kill a normal human, leave him 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 wrist to break. Spider-Man has stated that he must roll with punches thrown by people without similar strength or durability, in order to avoid breaking their wrists.
- Superhuman Agility: After Spider-Man gained his powers, he became as agile as a spider, being able to make movement that would be extremely difficult for a normal human with great facility. His bones muscles and joints have more elastic strength and durability, allowing him to perform gymnastic and contortionist maneuver without damaging his bone structure. Spider-Man's mobility is proven to be beneficial for going up against enemies that are much larger than himself. In conjunction with his Spider-Sense, Parker is able to easily dodge full auto gunfire in point blank range from numerous originating point, even with his eyes closed.
- Superhuman Equilibrium: Spider-Man also possesses a heightened sense of equilibrium which greatly enhances his balance and coordination. Parker is 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 far beyond the capabilities of normal humans. In conjunction with his Spider-Sense, the speed of his reflexes allows him to dodge almost any attack, or even gunfire, given enough distance. Spider-Man has even been shown in some cases, to be able to dodge gunfire using just his reflexes without his spider-sense.
- Superhuman Stamina: Spider-Man's advanced musculature produces fewer 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 for several hours before the build-up of fatigue toxins in his blood begins to impair him. He is also able to hold his breath for several minutes.
- Wall-Crawling: Spider-Man can adhere to walls, ceilings and other surfaces in order to scale them. This ability allows him to stick to almost any surface when willing himself to, as physical contact with said surface creates a locking connection necessary to support his body, even when he is inverted above the ground. Alternatively, Parker could make individual portions of his body adhesive, which allows to stick his face to his mask to prevent anyone from removing it by force.
- Regenerative Healing Factor: Spider-Man is able to rapidly heal and regenerate from harm faster and more extensively than normal humans can recover from as well as rapidly heal and regenerate from harm that normal humans cannot heal from. After getting his powers, Peter soon discovered that his eyesight was repaired, leading him to discard his glasses. However, he has admitted that he can't heal as rapidly as Wolverine.
- Enhanced Immune System: Due to his accelerated metabolism, Spider-Man has a higher tolerance for drugs and diseases than normal human, and can recover from the effects of larger doses rapidly. 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, his altered blood would kill the enzymes responsible for his transformations and revert him to normal.
- Enhanced Senses: Spider-Man's senses are greatly enhanced, with him describing them as being "dialed to eleven". Hence, Parker is able to sense potentially dangerous things shortly before they occur. For example, if an object is being thrown at Spider-Man, he will usually be aware of it, even if it is hurled at him from far away and he is facing the opposite direction,
- Enhanced Vision: His sense of sight has been augmented to superhuman levels, leading him to relinquish the use of his glasses. His field of vision has been augmented to impeccable clarity and infallible detail, enabling him to effectively exploit the full extent of his Web-Shooters as well as notice things other people fail to observe. However, he is forced to wear dark goggles to prevent him from handicapping himself in battle, as there is "too much input".
- Spider-Sense: Attributed as an extrasensory ability, Spider-Man's brain intakes and responds to stimuli at an accelerated rate, acting as a precognitive ability to sense potential or immediate danger, a kind of "sixth sense" ascribed to Spider-Man. The "spider-sense" is represented as a tingling sensation emanating from the back of his skull whilst simultaneously apprising him to personal danger in proportion to the severity of that danger. This awareness thus implies some kind of intelligence, capable of parsing Spider-Man's surroundings, identifying and critically evaluating a potential threat at a subconscious level, thus alerting Spider-Man of dangers he cannot readily notice at first, allowing him to effectively dodge and counter incoming attacks in combat, including projectiles aimed at him even from a blind spot. Provided with his extraordinary speed and agility, the spider-sense is sufficiently well-linked to his superhuman kinesthetics and reflexes, and it permits Spider-Man to evade all manner of spontaneous dangers by an evidently instinctual exercise of some uncanny reflex, even if he is asleep or stunned. It also gives him omnipresent detection of his surroundings, which is how he web swings without looking where he shoots his webs with ease. Furthermore, Parker's spider-sense outwardly possesses a directional component and can guide him to or away from concealed danger and disguised enemies. His Spider-Sense also helps him identify if he is close to someone with similar spider-powers. Madame Web states that this ability is enabled by his connection to the Web of Life and Destiny.
- Radio Frequency Detection: Peter's Spider-Sense also enables him to detect certain radio frequencies, which he used to his advantage when making his Spider-Tracers.
Genius-Level Intellect: Peter Parker is an academically brilliant science enthusiast with expertise in applied science, chemistry, physics, biology, engineering, mathematics and mechanics. His intellect has been praised by some of the smartest people in the world such as Tony Stark (who considered him a candidate for MIT), Hank Pym (who views him as a potential intellectual superior) and Reed Richards (having equaled his college IQ test scores and claims Peter could do anything he did if he had the right resources). Nick Fury considered hiring Parker as a S.H.I.E.L.D. scientist for his intelligence before he gained his powers.
- Expert Scientist: Parker displays knowledge in various fields of science. He developed his "web-fluid", a highly advanced chemical compound into a silk-like material based on his father's unfinished adhesive formula, using salicylic acid, toulene,methanol, carbon tetrachloride, potassium carbonate, and ethyl acetate to make it sticky, malleable, load-bearing, strong, hold extreme amounts of tension and stress, yet have a little stretch to it. Mary-Jane Watson, an individual gifted in the sciences herself, has described Parker as a "science major" without hesitation.
- Expert Engineer: Parker has an affinity for working on and building computers, and has become an expert when it comes to creating new technology, As such, he constructed his own web-shooters with over-the-counter material along with his first Spider-Man suit and goggles. Furthermore, as he continued his crime-fighting activities, Parker would upgrade his equipment and create various gadgets to aid him in his superhero activities. He also designed and produced multiple technologically advanced suits with finesse and ease, each perpetuating its own unique abilities, owing to his expertise in material design.
Hacking Skills: Peter is also a formidable and proficient hacker, notable for his impressive skills in intelligence gathering and data interpretation, being able to pick up on patterns others do not notice.
Skilled Tactician: Spider-Man has shown himself to be a proficient planner and tactician, capable of coming up with clever strategies to defeat his opponents. He would sometimes draw from pop-culture when formulating strategies. He also uses his scientific expertise to his advantage. Occasionally, Parker would employ impeccable strategies and be especially notable for being able to modify those plans to adapt to unforeseen circumstances in order to achieve the intended goal. Steve Rogers describes to Peter as "a master of improvisation". He also makes observations of his opponents in order to find a weakness he can exploit.
Skilled Leader: Although he is usually more of a solo act, Spider-Man has shown himself to be a capable leader when the situation requires.
Skilled Investigator: Spider-Man is a highly skilled detective in his own right, able to investigate and discover closely-guarded secrets.
Skilled Photographer: Peter is a very skilled photographer, despite having never taken courses. He has been described by Robbie Robertson as an "ace photographer" during his time working at the Daily Bugle and Jameson called Peter "one of our best photographers".
Talented Teacher: Parker has proven himself to be a skilled teacher, even teaching and being a part-time mentor to young heroes later in his career. Miles Morales has mentioned that Peter is a really good teacher and Wolverine, a capable teacher himself, even added that Parker is "a natural".
Master Combatant: Although he never received any formal training, Spider-Man has through time become a highly accomplished and versatile hand-to-hand combatant. After beginning his crime-fighting activities, Parker's combat style developed into a somewhat instinctive and improvised collection of techniques that emphasizes the use of his superhuman strength, speed, agility and Web-Shooters. Hence Parker uses quick, powerful attacks and agile movements while firing his webs to immobilize his enemies. However, he is not skilled in martial arts as his style is self-taught and he heavily relied on his Web-Shooters for offensive attacks, as well as often getting distracted while in combat. This was noticeable in his early days where he would be vastly outclassed when fighting against experienced fighters. As he advanced in his career, Parker considerably improved his skills and modified his fighting style into a unique freestyle that directly complements his spider-like abilities, in order to work his strengths' against his opponents' weaknesses. His methods are volatile, enabling him to rival practically all types of combatants. He also makes good use of his environment in battle. Even without his powers, Parker has proven himself to be a capable melee fighter in his own right, employing a combination of armed and unarmed combat against his opponents. Throughout his career as a superhero, Parker fought and defeated a variety of enemies, ranging from common street thugs to super villains with powers greater than his own to world-class fighters. According to Captain America, Peter has secured himself a position as one of the most dangerous superhuman combatants in the world.
Master Acrobat: Due to his superhuman agility, Spider-Man can perform every acrobatic and gymnastic feats, such as flips, with little effort. He is even able to do ones that cannot be performed by an Olympic-level athlete.
Expert Marksman: Spider-Man possesses extremely keen eyesight, making him a proficient marksman and able to accurately utilize his Web-Shooters during his crime-fighting.
Skilled Spy: Despite being often overlooked due to his colorful outfit, sense of humor and lack of formal training, Spider-Man has demonstrated to be quite skilled at stealth, espionage, intelligence gathering and infiltration. He is able to break inside highly guarded areas undetected, subdue enemies without raising alarm and vanish from sight without anyone noticing. His skills have impressed the likes of Nick Fury, who is regarded as the greatest spy in the world, and has followed him for an hour before being discovered. Black Cat has nicknamed him "sneaky little spider" and Daredevil described him as "impossibly quiet". Spider-Man himself has stated that "in the shadows and the dark, nobody can see me when I don't want to". He has picked up how to lock-pick, due to year of busting thieves and cat-burglars. While many claim Peter to be a bad liar, he has shown to be skilled enough in deception to keep his double life as Spider-Man a secret from others. He can also successfully make others underestimate him despite his reputation.
Multilingualism: Peter can speak his native English, as well as some Spanish, studying the language in school. He also claims to know other languages, such as Italian.
Indomitable Will: Spider-Man has a strong force of will, completely free of evil and temptation. For years, he has struggled to balance his personal life and his superhero duties. He is able to emerge from defeat even stronger. Hence, despite being placed against seemingly insurmountable odds, as well as being outmatched and outnumbered, Spider-Man refuses to hunker down and give up, promptly rises up, overcomes his obstacles and keeps fighting, persisting until he eventually succeeds. Through the psychological profiles conducted by Maria Hill, she has stated that nobody has as strong an ingrained identity as Spider-Man, further demonstrating the extent of his willpower. He has on multiple occasions demonstrated to be able to resist potent mind-control. Many individuals, such as Captain America, have commented that Spider-Man's fierce willpower and determination are his greatest assets as well as make him an extremely formidable opponent. Mary-Jane claims that it is the reason he gained the title of "amazing".
Bad Luck: Although not attributed as a real drawback or disadvantage, Peter's main weakness is his unfortunate luck to receive demoralizing setbacks despite his victories. Such as him being a social outcast that is relentlessly bullied and harassed, him being called "menace" and branded as a criminal despite his numerous heroic actions, his super-heroics causing him to isolate himself from his loved ones or his inability to maintain a romantic relationship. Ironically though, Parker somehow manages to live through even the most life-threatening situations, something he himself noticed. He gave it the nickname of "Parker Luck".
Ethyl Chloride: Perhaps as a side effect of gaining his powers, Spider-Man is susceptible to the pesticide ethyl chloride. Exposure to it will cause him become weakened and his senses being disoriented. Larger and more intense doses can cause him to have a seizure and even cardiac arrest.
Spider-Sense Disruption: Despite being an invaluable asset to him, he is still susceptible to attacks should he let himself be distracted or not have sufficient time to elude the attack. And if the opponent possesses DNA identical to him, such as a clone, or wear a symbiote that has previously bonded with him, or is a descendant of said symbiote, his Spider-Sense will not register the individual as a threat. Due to his enhanced reflexes directly correspond to his sensory input, he can be rendered vulnerable to attacks if his senses are overloaded. Peter also admits that he has heavily relied on his Spider-Sense since he started his career and that he far more vulnerable without it.
Spider-Man Suit: Peter crafted this suit himself for his superhero activities. He originally wore a handmade suit composed of sweats before creating his signature red and blue. Over the years, Parker upgraded his suit to make it more efficient for his crime-fighting activities. Such upgrades are incorporating insulation, installing a Head-Up Display to help him analyze his environment and utilizing a more durable material in the making of the suit.
Web-Shooters: A pair of wrist-mounted mechanical devices developed and used by Spider-Man to project Synthetic Webbing. In time, Peter upgrades them to have different types of webbing and other useful attributes.
- Synthetic Webbing: To aid him in his vigilante activities, Peter Parker used his expertise in chemistry to create a chemical substance that mimics the properties of the actual silk produced by real-life spiders. This synthetic spider silk is used by Parker to swing around New York City, bind and tie up enemies, steal weapons, and make other useful applications. Spider-Man combines this synthetic web with agile movements to dodge enemy attacks and often targets the enemies' arms and legs to break their balance and immobilize them. The chemical composition of it is so durable that those with enhanced strength have trouble breaking it and Tony Stark even claims the the tensile strength to be "off the charts". Over the course of his crime-fitting career and having fought a variety of super-villains, he developed different formulas and created several gadget upgrades. According to himself, the webs take about two hours to dissipate.
Utility Belt: To aid him in his activities, Peter created a utility belt that held extra clips of web-fluid cartridges, as well as other equipment such as his Spider-Tracers and Spider-Signal. The original belt was worn outside the suit before Parker altered the design to be more slimming so that it can be worn underneath his suit without drawing attention. Parker would later integrate the utility belt into the suit as it saved time when reloading web-cartridges.
Spider-Tracer: Tiny electronic devices that are programmed to emit a radio signal that Peter can pick up with his Spider-Sense.
Spider-Drone: With the resources of Stark Industries, Peter created a small autonomous drone called the Spider-Drone. It is capable of collecting information and sending it back to him via his phone, mask lenses and Web-Shooters. In addition to be able to crawl into spaces Peter can't, the drone is able to fly, utilizing a miniature propulsion engine on its tail section. Peter later upgraded them to be able to emit harmless subsonics and EMP blasts.
Richard and Mary Parker: As a result of them frequently leaving him with the care of his aunt and uncle to do their duty as secret agents, Peter has few memories of his parents. He even bluntly admitted that he hardly knew them. After they permanently left him in the care of his aunt and uncle, Peter has since resent his parents for "abandoning him". In later years, Peter discovered that his parents were government agents and their reason for leaving him in the care of May and Ben was to make certain that he would be safe. Before his death, Richard stated that there was nothing more important to him in the world as Peter.
Ben and May Parker: Having been raised by them since his parent's death, Peter views his aunt and uncle as adopted parents and cares for them as well. He views Ben as "his hero" more than anything. It was his uncle's death that eventually inspired him to become a hero. As May is the only living relative, Pete is deeply attached to her, her care being the reason he got a job at the Daily Bulge despite it's smear campaign against Spider-Man.
Mary-Jane Watson: Mary-Jane, nicknamed MJ, is Peter's oldest friend. They first meet each other when they were 6 years old, not long after the death of Peter's parents. They were close friends for four years until MJ was forced to move away with her parents, leaving Peter behind without a friend. When MJ returned, Peter was happy to reconnect with her, but was sadden when his duties as Spider-Man was making her upset and hurt. Things didn't improve due to MJ beginning hanging out with Flash's crew, which led to an argument that nearly irredeemably ruined their friendship. It was fortunately mended when Peter willfully his secret double-life to MJ and their relationship improved even further. Over time, Peter and MJ would develop feelings for one another, but between Peter's responsibilities and fear of endangering MJ, along with MJ's own insecurities and knowledge that Peter could die, neither of them were able to properly admit their feelings to each other. Eventually, they managed to work it out and admit their love and need for one another, resulting in them beginning a romantic relationship.
Harry Osborn: Harry is Peter's best friend.
Gwen Stacy: Gwen is one of Peter's closest friends, viewing as brother and sister. They both engaged in a romantic relationship, but they agreed to remain as friends.
The Fantastic Four: Spider-Man's relationship with the Fantastic Four started since the beginning of his career. He first encountered them when he was looking for joining them in order to earn some money and fix his reputation, believing them to be a profiting organization, only to realize that they are not. This would cause them, especially Johnny and Ben, to view him as someone who is primarily looking after himself. This would change once they learned that his motivation to gain money was to help with his aunt's financial issues and to not have the public consider him a menace when all he was trying to do was the right thing. Ever since then, their relationship changed and gradually grew into a family-like bond, both side rending aid to each other unconditionally.
The Avengers: Ever since he became Spider-Man, Peter had a desire to be part of The Avengers. However, due to his youth and inexperience in his early years, most of the team roster usually dismissed him out of hand and viewed him as an annoying wannabe. This would change however over time, with Peter being given a position on the team in his adulthood.
Daredevil: Spider-Man and Daredevil's relationship started off as difficult, mostly due to their different methods on how to fight crime and their personalities. However, as time when on, they found mutual respect for each other and became friends over their shared desire to protect New York.
- In the comics, Peter Parker was bitten by a radioactive spider that granted him superpowers. Upon the death of his uncle, Ben Parker, due to Parker's indifference, he decided to become a selfless hero.
- This version of Spider-Man has elements of Earth-616, Earth-1610, Earth-98121, Earth-26496, Earth-92131, Earth-96283, Earth-19999, Earth-120703 and Earth-1048.
- Peter's birthday is August 10, which is a reference to the date of his first appearance in Amazing Fantasy #15 that released on August 10 1962.
- His smartphone lock number is 1962, a reference to the year of his first appearance.
- Parker is a fan of the New York Mets.
- Parker has a love of comic, sci-fi and pop cultures, which is noticeable as he enjoys making references to them.
- He is right handed.
- Other than Ben Parker, the two people Peter idolizes the most are Captain America (Steve Rogers) and Iron Man (Tony Stark).
- Peter states that he has the intention of working at Oscorp once he graduates. However, this has changed since the discovery of Osborn's identity as the Green Goblin. Tony Stark later mentions that he will keep a spot open at Stark Industries for Peter when he's an adult.
- His biggest fear is failing to be the hero he promised his uncle he would be and those he cares about dying as a result of his double while being helpless to do anything.
- He also fears that if he began killing, he would not only become just as bad as his most horrible enemies, but he will not be able to stop once he starts on this path.
- Although he keeps it to himself, Peter has developed post-traumatic stress disorder due to the various events caused by his life as Spider-Man.
- He is viewed in the future as "the greatest of them all" according to time travelers.
- Despite not showing much of a preference, Parker mentions to be more of a "dog person" than a "cat person". He clarifies that while he may prefer dogs, it doesn't mean he dislikes cats.
- While he may never admit it, Peter has been coming up with idea to take down other members of the superhero community should they "go rogue" either by mind control or on their own free will. However, he mentions that every superhero does it.
- Whenever someone would learn about Peter's Spider-Sense without his approval, Peter would vary on being annoyed and upset as he fells it invades his privacy. Although, he will tell it to those who he trust and feel they earned the right to know it.
- He also dislikes when others refer to it as his "Peter Tingle" or "Spidey-Sense", viewing the former as "it sounds stupid" and the latter as " it sounds too cute".
- Shang-Chi has nicknamed Peter's fighting style "The Way of the Spider". Other nicknames by other individuals, including Peter, are "Spider-Fu", "Spider-Jutsu" and "Tae-web-do".
- Peter's hostile attitude regarding symbiotes is a result of the many encounters he had over the years where the majority of them involved him or someone he cares about nearly getting killed by a symbiote. While he has shown signs that he wants to work on it, he admits that it isn't easy.
- At the beginning of his career as Spider-Man, Peter was originally skeptic on certain things that he believed to be "too far-fetched" to be real. He becomes more open-minded as his career advances, claiming to have "seen way too many weird things to be a skeptic".
- While he may appear to be skeptical on occasions, he states that he wants to be certain so he won't "appear crazy or feel like an idiot" if he's wrong.
- During Peter' body switch with Otto Octavius, the first people who were aware something was wrong were May Parker, Logan, Captain America, Johnny Storm, Daredevil, Nick Fury and Mary-Jane Watson.
- Many have claimed that Peter is a lot like his parents. He gets his love of science, nerdiness,, determination to accomplish his goals, habit to make quick jokes in tense situations and desire to do the right thing from his father. And gets his stubbornness, his temper and preference to actions rather than "grunt work" from his mother.
- Fury claim that Peter also inherited some of his parents' talents such as intelligence from his father and multilagism skills from his mother.