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"Rise and shine, Midtown Science and Technology, I'm Betty Brant."
―Betty Brant[src]

Elizabeth "Betty" Brant is a student at Midtown School of Science and Technology who had also worked as the co-host of Midtown News with Jason Ionello. During her time hosting, Brant had reported on the heroic actions of Spider-Man, as well as the fallout of the Snap and Blip, which she and Ionello were victims of. Brant later joined her classmates on a school trip to Europe, where she had formed a relationship with Ned Leeds. During their trip, the students came under attack from all the Elementals, only to be saved by Spider-Man, who later discovered that these attacks were actually illusions that had been created by Mysterio. Once they were saved, Brant and the rest of their students returned home, while she and Leeds then decided to end their relationship and remain as friends.

Biography

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Midtown News

Hosting with Jason Ionello

"Students, don't forget about your Homecoming tickets. Do you have a date for Homecoming?"
"Thanks, Jason, but I already have a date."
"Okay."
"Yeah."
Jason Ionello and Betty Brant[src]
Betty Brant (Midtown News)

Brant greeting Midtown on the news

Betty Brant attended Midtown School of Science and Technology, where she was also the anchor of Midtown News along with her co-host, Jason Ionello. While on air, Ionello tried to ask her to the upcoming homecoming dance, but Brant revealed she already had a date, leading to an awkward moment. On her lunch break, Brant continued harboring on with her best friend, Liz Toomes, assisting her in putting up a banner for homecoming in the cafeteria as part of the planning committee.[1]

Gym class

SMH Fan's Guide 50

Brant and her friends discussing Spider-Man

"Oh my God, she’s crushing on Spider-Man."
"No way."
"Kind of?"
"Ugh, gross. He’s probably like, 30."
―Betty Brant, Seymour O'Reilly, and Liz Toomes[src]

The next day in gym class, Brant and her friends played a variant of Kiss, Marry, Kill regarding their Avenger preferences, in which she chose Thor, Iron Man, and Hulk as her respective choices. Brant was somewhat dismissive of Spider-Man but Liz Toomes hinted that she has somewhat of a crush on him. Amused, Brant pointed out that Spider-Man's identity was unknown so he could be an unflattering adult, but Toomes argued he was a good person. Ned Leeds then blurted out that Peter Parker knew Spider-Man.[1]

Rescue in Washington

Jason & Betty thank the Spider-Man (Midtown High News)

Brant reports on Spider-Man's heroic actions

"Thankfully, no one was seriously injured thanks to the Spider-Man. Thank you, Spider-Man."
"Thank you, Spider-Man."
"Up next, Spider-Man mania is sweeping the school, how can you show your spider spirit?"
Jason Ionello and Betty Brant[src]

In the aftermath of the Washington incident, Brant and Jason Ionello reported that Midtown's Academic Decathlon team defeated the country's best to win the national championship and also how they survived the bombing thanks to Spider-Man. Brant and Ionello both praised Spider-Man before reporting the school's newfound fascination with the hero in light of his actions.[1]

Homecoming

Liz & Betty

Brant and Liz Toomes say goodbye

"I'm gonna miss you."
"Bye."
―Betty Brant and Liz Toomes[src]

A few days later, Brant attended Homecoming, where she was seen dancing with Liz Toomes, Jason Ionello, and Seymour O'Reilly.

Following the incidents at Homecoming evening, Brant returned to Midtown. As Toomes prepared to move away from New York with her mother after her father's arrest, Brant hugged her goodbye, tearfully stating she would miss Toomes. The two friends then parted ways.[1]

Arrest of the Shocker

Betty reporting on Shocker Discovery

Brant reporting on the arrest of the Shocker

"Questions remain this morning as authorities pieced together the alarming events at this weekend's homecoming dance."
"An unidentified male individual assailant was taken into custody after police found him attached to the side of a bus with Spider-Man webs."
―Betty Brant and Jason Ionello[src]

Brant and Jason Ionello reported that the Shocker had been found webbed to a school bus by students after the homecoming dance had ended, with various students taking selfies and images with the assailant. Morita, the principal, made a special announcement where he warned the students to delete the images from all of their social media accounts, lest they were wary of the consequences. Brant also revealed that Shocker's Gauntlet was retrieved by Tiny McKeever, who was seen wearing it during the news footage.[3]

Discussing Spider-Man

Along with other school topics, Brant and Jason Ionello did a segment on who Spider-Man might be under his mask, and interviewed Roger Harrington, Ned Leeds and Michelle Jones. Harrington was unaware, Jones stated that she isn't sure but has her suspicions, and Leeds proclaimed that the identity of Spider-Man is a mystery no one would ever know.[3]

The Snap and the Blip

Brant was a victim of the Snap when Thanos snapped his fingers in 2018, but was restored five years later by Hulk.[4]

She returned to the studio where she was recording Midtown News with her partner Jason Ionello. While Ionello proceeded to throw up, Brant calmly asked for a chair to continue presenting.[5]

Europe Vacation

Relationship with Ned Leeds

On the last day of school, Midtown School of Science and Technology organizes a school trip to Europe for the kids who perished in the Snap. On the way to Europe, Brant was persuaded by Ned Leeds to trade seats with Peter Parker. When they sat next to each other, however, the two quickly established a rapport. By the time the plane landed in Venice, Italy, Brant and Leeds had decided to form a relationship despite Leeds’ initial plan to be a bachelor.

Battle in the Grand Canal

Brant and Leeds were entangled as they explored Venice, but the day took a surprising turn when a water monster burst through the Grand Canal and attacked the city. Brant and the students then ran away while Leeds distracted them so they would not notice that Peter Parker was fighting the monster.

Later on that evening at the Hotel DeMatteis, Brant and her classmates tried to make sense on what they had just seen. They soon discovered that a strange new superhuman had defeated the monster, much to their shock. Mishearing the Italian news coverage that called the man "I'uomo di misterio", "man of mystery", Brant and Leeds coined the moniker "Mysterio".

Traveling to Prague

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Personality

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Trivia

  • In the comics, Betty Brant was a colleague of Peter Parker's at The Daily Bugle and his very first love. A year after they broke up, she got together with and eventually married Ned Leeds. Brant even had a brief affair with Flash Thompson, while Leeds was in a time of crisis due to his role as Hobgoblin.
    • The MCU adaptation of Betty Brant shares similarities with Gwen Stacy from the comics in terms of physical appearances.

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