|For other uses, see Spider-Man (disambiguation)|
- "I'm just the friendly neighborhood Spider-Man."
"Bitch, please. You've been to space."
- ―Peter Parker and Nick Fury
Peter Benjamin Parker is a high school student who gained spider-like abilities, fighting crime across New York City as the alter ego of Spider-Man, hoping someday, he'll live up to his heroes in the Avengers. While Parker juggled all his continued superhero duties with the demands of his high-school life, he was approached by Tony Stark who recruited Spider-Man to join the Avengers Civil War, putting Spider-Man into the brief conflict with his personal hero, Captain America. Parker then agreed and was given his new suit as well as brand new Stark technology in exchange for all his help, although Stark still did not make him an official member of the Avengers and instead returned Parker back home to continue his own hero work.
While he continued to try and prove himself as a worthy hero in the eyes of Iron Man so he could join the Avengers, Parker had encountered the illegal activities of the Vulture, who was attempting to sell his Chitauri based weapons onto the black market. Believing that capturing the Vulture would prove his worth as the hero, Spider-Man decided to go after the Vulture alone, with only Ned Leeds's help, while keeping his secrets from Aunt May, gaining the affections of Liz Toomes, and also trying to win his decathlon finals. Eventually, Spider-Man had learned the Vulture was Toomes' father and then stopped his robbery of their Stark Cargo Plane, resulting in Stark offering Parker his place with the Avengers, which Parker turned down in order to continue being a small time hero in New York.
Spider-Man was pulled back into the Avengers' conflict when the Black Order had invaded the Earth and then managed to successfully kidnap Doctor Strange, which resulted in Spider-Man being dragged onboard their ship with Iron Man. Having rescued Strange and joined forces with the Guardians of the Galaxy, Spider-Man joined their attempts to prevent the Mad Titan, Thanos, from collecting the six Infinity Stones. However, the heroes could not defeat Thanos who then fulfilled his goal and caused the Decimation, resulting in the deaths of trillions, including Spider-Man's as he had turned to dust in Iron Man's arms. Having been dead for five years, Spider-Man was then resurrected as the Hulk managed to reverse their Decimation, as Spider-Man rejoined their fight against Thanos, just in time to witness Iron Man sacrifice his life to defeat the Mad Titan.
Growing Up in New York
Peter Benjamin Parker was born in Queens, New York City on August 10, 2001. During his childhood, Parker was orphaned by his parents and went on to live with his Aunt May and Uncle Ben, the latter of whom died later in his life. Parker grew up and was educated at Midtown School of Science and Technology; there, he made friends like Ned Leeds, who became his best friend but was also bullied by Flash Thompson, one of his classmates.
- "Nice work, kid."
- ―Iron Man to Peter Parker
In 2010, Parker visited the Stark Expo and acquired toy replicas of the Iron Man helmet and glove, including Tony Stark's autograph. During his second visit, Hammer Drones began attacking the expo sent by Ivan Vanko, prompting Iron Man to fight them. One drone landed in front of a fearless Parker, who held his hand up in defiance. Iron Man arrived just in the nick of time and destroyed the drone, thanking Parker for his help before flying off to continue the battle, leaving Parker completely awestruck.
Since the start of his superhero duties, Spider-Man captured the attention of several news organizations and reporters interested in superheroes. Witnesses filmed amateur videos of several of his feats, such as quickly subduing a thief and stopping a speeding car from hitting a bus, and have posted said footage to numerous video hosting websites such as YouTube.
Recruited by Tony Stark
- "So, you're the Spiderling? Crime-Fighting-Spider? Spider-Boy?"
- ―Tony Stark and Peter Parker
Parker returned home from school, greeting his Aunt May and then mentioning a 'crazy car' parked outside the apartment building. The presence of Tony Stark, his biggest idol, in the living room caught Parker off-guard and left him speechless. Parker became confused when Stark told his aunt that Stark Industries planned to give him a sizable grant, claiming that Parker had signed up for it in the past, which he had not.
During a private conversation in Parker's room, Stark showed him footage of the rumored "Spider-Man" that was said to be active in New York City for several months. His videos showed a figure in red and blue clothing apprehending criminals and stopping speeding cars with his bare hands. Stark jokingly wondered if that figure was not Parker, to which Parker awkwardly denied the figure's existence, instead simply claiming that all of the footage had been edited.
Parker kept claiming that the video was fake footage that was made on a computer, but his cover was blown when Stark discovered the makeshift outfit that Parker used as his costume. Parker had no other choice than to confess that he had been Spider-Man for six months. Stark ridiculed Parker for his cheap costume, but was impressed by, and complimented, the tensile strength of his web fluid and asked who had made it, as Parker admitted that he had made it.
Parker became defensive when Stark mocked the design of Parker's goggles from his costume, explaining that the goggles helped him focus his senses. When Stark asked why he became Spider-Man, Parker, without going into detail, explained that he understood that he needed to stop bad things from happening. Stark invited him to come to Germany to confront Captain America, but Parker claimed he had too much homework to go out and join the mission.
Stark said that the mission could be dangerous and decided to tell Aunt May that he was taking Parker out on a field trip. As Stark walked toward the door, Parker overreacted for a moment and had used his own Web-Shooters to web Stark's hand next to the doorknob, telling him not to tell Aunt May. Stark relented but asked to be freed from his webbing, and Parker freed his hand from the door awkwardly so he could leave as Parker and Stark then went to Germany.
- "What the? This is the coolest thing I've ever seen!"
"Yeah, well, I, I don't understand, is this for me? Happy? Happy wait! This is, insane! Insane! Look at this thing, look at the eyes!"
- ―Peter Parker and Happy Hogan
Parker was then escorted by Happy Hogan onboard Stark Industries private jet. While Hogan was driving him, Parker made a video throughout his trip which Hogan told him that he could not show it to anyone. When Parker tried to make conversation with Hogan by asking why people often called him Happy, he was ignored for the rest of the trip to the airport by the highly irritated Hogan.
When Parker arrived on the jet, Parker was amazed by all the cool features on it, such as its need for no pilots as well as the fact that there were bathrooms located onboard the jet itself. When Parker sat down, Hogan was confused by all Parker's awkwardness as he had never been onto a plane before as he chose to sit down just across from him, noting he had never left New York City before. While Hogan slept on the jet, Parker videoed him, waking him up in shock.
When they arrived in Berlin, Parker explored the country video-logging everything without actually knowing why he was there in the first place, Parker was simply told that Captain America had now apparently gone crazy which was the reason why Iron Man had requested his help. When they arrived at the hotel, Hogan directed Parker to his room which was right next door to Hogan's own room, but to the delight of Parker and the irritation of Hogan.
Having then been told to suit up to go onto the mission in just a few minutes, Parker then prepared for his upcoming fight with all of the rogue Avengers and put on his original suit and warmed himself up by filming himself in the mirror. Hogan soon walked in on Parker and, bewildered, asked Parker why he was not wearing the suit that Tony Stark made him, only for Parker to question what Hogan meant as he had not yet found anything from Stark in the hotel for him.
Parker, who was unaware of such a suit, then located the suitcase in another part of his hotel room and opened it, revealing the new suit and its features and upgrades which had been designed for him by Stark. Parker, speechless, put on the suit and joined Hogan who took him to Flughafen Leipzig-Halle airport, with Hogan showing no patience for Parker's excitement for the new upgraded Spider-Man Suit as Parker continued filming his reaction.
While waiting for his cue from Iron Man to join the fight, Spider-Man secretly filmed the standoff from some distance away, excitedly capturing Iron Man along with other members of the Avengers. While he was also wondering who Black Panther was as he was currently standing alongside the Avengers, Iron Man then gave Spider-Man the cue to come out, much to Spider-Man's great excitement.
Spider-Man quickly put down his phone and swung to the standoff, by stripping Captain America of his shield with all his webbing while also binding his hands together, but had quickly become distracted at the sight of the Avengers who he had admired for so long, much to Iron Man's annoyance since he told Spider-Man to stop talking and instead focus onto their mission. Iron Man and Captain America had continued to argue about the Sokovia Accords as Spider-Man looked on, keeping the shield so Captain America was at a disadvantage.
However, Spider-Man was surprised by Ant-Man, who had managed to sneak onto the shield and kick him in order to return the shield to Captain America. As the Avengers began to fight each other, Spider-Man asked Iron Man what he was supposed to do. Iron Man had told Spider-Man to keep his distance and use his Web-Shooters against Captain America and his companions, as he did not want to hurt any of them or Spider-Man himself during the fight against the Avengers.
Spider-Man then followed Falcon and Winter Soldier in the airport terminal building by ascending onto and crawling along the outside windows, much to the great confusion of both. Spider-Man had then proceeded to smash his way through the glass and knocked Falcon to the ground with a hard kick, turning upon Winter Soldier to stop his punch, though he became fascinated by his metal arm, calling it awesome, as Winter Soldier was confused by the statement.
This momentary distraction allowing Falcon to tackle him and fly into the air while Spider-Man wrestled him, trying to insist that he would take Falcon into custody somehow as they continued to wrestle in midair. While Spider-Man swung through the airport terminal in pursuit of Falcon, he sensed the Winter Soldier had just thrown something at him, allowing Spider-Man to barely dodge out of the way before then throwing it back towards the Winter Soldier.
During a battle against Falcon, Spider-Man managed to use his webbing to damage the EXO-7 Falcon, causing Falcon to crash land before Spider-Man then webbed him up to some hand railings in the terminal building, but became distracted, this time by his wingsuit, as Spider-Man began wondering if they were made from carbon fiber as he had rambled about the sophistication of the harness, much to Falcon's irritation as he noted he should not talk as much.
As Winter Soldier tried to intervene, Spider-Man was able to trap him and Falcon in his webbing, knocking them both onto the ground floor below, taking them out of the fight for the time being. As he began to apologize for their fight, Spider-Man was caught off-guard and was snatched away by Redwing, which grappled his leg and flew through a window, dropping him outside while Falcon and the Winter Soldier had then escaped the webbing while Spider-Man was gone.
Unfazed by his defeat, Spider-Man rejoined his fellow teammates as they lined up against Captain America's own team in a brief standoff, with the Vision trying to divide the pair with a powerful beam which was fired from the Mind Stone. When the two teams began charging straight towards each other, Spider-Man had initially thought that Rogers' team would back down, but Iron Man noted that they would not back down from a fight either as they all began running.
As he charged into battle with the rest of his team, Spider-Man briefly fought with Scarlet Witch as he fired his Web-Shooters at her while dodging the cars she threw back in return and evading Hawkeye's various trick arrows before Hawkeye had then ignored Spider-Man in order to fight against the Black Widow. Spider-Man then just swung across the airport dodging whatever Scarlet Witch threw at him in an attempt to assist Iron Man's fight against the opposing team.
Fighting Captain America
As Spider-Man swung across the airport, he witnessed Scarlet Witch just saving the Winter Soldier from Black Panther before his webbing was cut as Captain America brought Spider-Man to the ground by throwing his shield at Spider-Man's webbing. The pair expressed their respect to each other while Rogers also asked what Tony Stark had said about him.
Spider-Man explained to Rogers that Stark had believed Rogers was wrong about his views on the Sokovia Accords and that made him dangerous. Spider-Man also explained that Stark had advised him to aim for his legs, which he did, using his Web-Shooters to trip Captain America and drag him across the ground before kicking him. Spider-Man attempted to subdue Captain America by webbing his arms and pulling him back, struggling against Captain America's strength.
With Captain America then quickly able to flip away from Spider-Man's grasp and threw Spider-Man away, Spider-Man still continued to try and subdue Captain America with webs. Eventually, Captain America was able to yank on one of the webs and threw Spider-Man towards him before hitting him hard across the face with his shield, forcing Spider-Man to retreat by leaping back, while Captain America continued asking what Stark had told Spider-Man about him.
Seeking to end the fight, Captain America used his shield to damage the support beams of a platform, which fell and forced Spider-Man to hold it up. Rogers found Spider-Man's strength impressive and his heart genuine. As Captain America retrieved his shield and prepared to rejoin the battle, he asked Spider-Man where he was from as Spider-Man then told he was from Queens while Captain America was from Brooklyn before he had left the beleaguered hero behind.
Taking Down Giant-Man
Once he had finished fighting against Captain America, Spider-Man once again picked up his phone and then described what happened during his scuffle, explaining how he had stolen Captain America's Shield during their skirmish. However, while he was describing everything that had happened to the camera, Spider-Man witnessed Ant-Man transforming himself into giant before grabbing hold of War Machine's leg in mid-air which briefly stopped the battle.
Realizing that he had to go and help his team fight against Giant-Man, Spider-Man placed his phone on the ground, and cursed in amazement at the sight of Giant-Man towering above them all. When War Machine was thrown across the airport by Giant-Man, he was about to smash into an aircraft parked just outside, but Spider-Man saved him by firing his own Synthetic Webbing at War Machine and then pulling him away from the aircraft and swinging him back.
While Captain America and the Winter Soldier used the distraction to attempt to escape by stealing their Quinjet from the nearby hanger, Spider-Man continued to fight against Giant-Man with the help of War Machine and Vision, unaware that this all was actually merely a distraction. While Spider-Man had then attached himself onto War Machine's armor with his webbing, he swung up and stuck his web to Giant-Man's arm, while using the momentum to kick him.
Spider-Man then climbed onto Giant-Man's face and attempted to distract him by pressing himself against his goggles, but was forced to retreat when Giant-Man threw him off from his own face with his own gargantuan hand. Towards the end of their battle, Spider-Man was inspired by the movie The Empire Strikes Back and had come up with a strategy to defeat Giant-Man, although War Machine was also briefly mortified by realizing how young Spider-Man was.
Spider-Man then proceeded to use his Web-Shooters and webbed up Giant-Man's knees so that he then lost his balance, and then let War Machine and Iron Man both fly up at full speed and strike him against the helmet with full power. As a result, Giant-Man fell over, hitting the now overly excited Spider-Man on the way down, making him fly into a pile of wooden boxes; knocking him unconscious for a short while on the battlefield as the fight continued elsewhere.
After the battle, Iron Man had told the exhausted Spider-Man, whose mask had come out of his face, that he was done and should now go home, threatening to call May Parker if he did not. Feeling like he had disappointed Iron Man, Spider-Man desperately tried to convince him that he could still keep fighting, but soon reluctantly agreed while Iron Man flew off to chase Captain America, and admitted he was indeed done as he lay down utterly exhausted from the fight on the floor.
Keeping the Suit
- "So when's our next-- ? When's our next "retreat," you know?"
"What, next mission?"
"Yeah, the mission. The missions."
"We'll call you."
- ―Peter Parker and Tony Stark
Once he was back in his hotel room, Parker filmed himself describing in excitement what had happened during the Clash of the Avengers, noting how Iron Man had called him into the battle and he had stolen Captain America's Shield before getting involved in the conflict. He was interrupted by the arrival of Happy Hogan, who knocked on the door and said he could hear him through the thin walls.
Unable to go to sleep, Parker then wore the Spider-Man Suit and left his hotel room via the window, and using all the rooftops, he quickly traversed all through Berlin until he got to a nightclub. Spider-Man, vlogging the entire experience, took pictures with the partygoers and used his Web-Shooters to swing around with female guests, taking every chance to celebrate the incredible experience. Spider-Man had continued partying before quietly returning back to the hotel.
The next morning, Parker got breakfast and enjoying being flirted with by a waitress when Hogan questioned if he had been out as Spider-Man. The unimpressed Hogan thrust a German newspaper in his face, which featured the photo of Spider-Man saving the Berlin chancellor, with the German media dubbing him as "Der Erstaunliche Klebrige Junge". Returning home from Germany, Parker and Tony Stark were driven by Hogan to his apartment in New York City.
Parker filmed Stark explaining to Aunt May that Parker had done an impressive job at the internship for Stark Industries, although Stark still could not resist making suggestive remarks about May while they were still filming. When they arrived home, Stark told Parker that he could keep the Spider-Man Suit, with Hogan keeping an eye on him. Parker returned home after Stark had given him some advice on how he should operate as Spider-Man for the foreseeable future.
Parker returned home, resting on his bed as Aunt May gave him an ice bag for his black eye which he had gained when Captain America had struck him hard across the face with his shield during the battle. When May asked Parker who had injured him, he told her about a Brooklyn man named "Steve" and his huge friend. May then jokingly asked how he had done during the fight, hoping he had stood up for himself and he assured her he got a few punches in himself.
When May had exited the room to leave him alone, Parker continued to inspect his new Web-Shooters designed by Stark Industries. When Parker accidentally pressed a button hidden underneath the devices, a bright red beam suddenly emitted from the Web-Shooter on his right wrist, projecting the Spider-Signal onto the ceiling — much to Parker's surprise and delight as he considered what his own future as Spider-Man would hold with Stark's backing behind him.
Back to Daily Life
Two months after the Avengers Civil War, Parker continued his daily life as a high school student at the Midtown School of Science and Technology, where he continued to try to get back into contact with Happy Hogan in order to arrange another mission with the Avengers to prove his worth, only to find Hogan would not reply to his messages.
Arriving at school once he had taken the train across from New York City, Parker was immediately mocked by Flash Thompson who drove to school in his father's expensive sports car. Ignoring Thompson's insults, in which Flash would refer to him as "Penis Parker", Parker walked into the school where he walked through a sea of the other school students and made his way to his locker, where he put away his jacket and prepared for another day in his education.
Before his classes began Parker interacted with his best friend Ned Leeds who invited him to build his new Lego Death Star, which Parker was highly excited about. Parker, however, claimed he could not begin working on the Death Star that night as he instead had to continue his internship at Stark Industries, claiming that he hoped it could lead to a real job. Parker became distracted by Liz Toomes as Leeds promised he would come over that night to work on it.
Going into class, Parker watched clips of himself as the Spider-Man saving people's lives to try and get a sense of the public's perception of him. However, Monica Warren noticed he was not paying attention and, once Thompson had just failed to answer her question correctly, invited Parker to figure out the new science question. Parker, however, took one look at the board and correctly solved the problem, much to Thompson's annoyance as Warren then complimented Parker.
As he kept a close watch on the time until the end of the school day, Parker then went to Cobbwell's class in which he was being taught about the Danish physicist Neils Bohr and his discoveries regarding quantum theory. However, Parker instead focused on upgrading his web fluid for his Web-Shooters. As Parker mixed the acids together to create the fluid, however, he discovered that it was forming much to fast and soon began to overflow over the glass he was using, so Parker simply shut his drawer and continued listening to Cobbwell's lesson, while still keeping his close watch onto the clock so he knew how long until he could leave and become Spider-Man again.
Once they were on their lunch break, Parker and Leeds continued harboring their crush on Liz Toomes, watching her as she put up a banner for the upcoming homecoming dance. As they discussed what Toomes was wearing and if it was a new top or not, Michelle Jones noted that they were both creepy losers. They tried to turn the insult back on Jones, who calmly noted that she did not have any friends and therefore did not care about what they said.
Believing that Spider-Man would soon be recruited as an Avenger, Parker told Roger Harrington he would quit his school's academic decathlon team in favor of his heroic activities which he covered up by saying it was for the Stark Internship. As Thompson questioned if he had ever even met Tony Stark in person, the rest of their team, including Toomes and Cindy Moon, expressed their shock that Parker would be quitting their team right before the nationals.
While eating with his friends, Parker was forced to defend his sudden decision to quit the decathlon team, as Liz Toomes noted how little time there was before they went to Washington, D.C. for their finals and Parker was their best player. Although Parker tried to argue that they had Thompson to replace him, Abe Brown noted that everybody preferred having Parker on the team, while Parker had noted that the decathlon would not do a physics challenge two years in a row.
While friends threw paper at him out of annoyance for him quitting, Parker continued apologizing before Toomes followed him down the hallway, noting how she understood the struggle of trying to balance everything in his life. Despite Toomes noting how he could come and experience Washington and spend time with their entire team who were counting on him, Parker continued to insist that he simply did not have the time, much to Toomes' great disappointment.
Having sat through several more classes within the Midtown Science School and became increasingly impatient to get outside, finally, the bell rang at quarter to three and Parker was able to leave. Charging out the front doors, Parker took a brief look around to ensure that nobody else could see him before using his Spider-Man powers to leap several feet above the school fence before making his way back into New York City to begin his next adventure as Spider-Man.
Parker first stopped off at Delmar's Deli-Grocery where he greeted the owner Delmar and bought himself a sandwich. Once Delmar had advised Parker to stay in school, he then asked after Parker's Aunt May before saying in Italian that May was a beautiful woman, so Parker responded in Italian to ask after Delmar's own daughter. Once Delmar had threatened to overcharge Parker for the sandwich, he said hello to Murph the cat and paid for the sandwich.
- "Hey, Happy, Um, here's my report for tonight, I stopped a grand theft bicycle, Couldn't find the owner, so I just left a note. Um, I helped this lost, old Dominican lady. She was really nice and bought me a churro. I just, um, Feel like I could be doing more."
- ―Peter Parker to Happy Hogan
Thus every day after at Midtown School of Science and Technology, Parker made his way into the outskirts of New York City where he would soon find an empty alleyway to hide his school bag and don the Spider-Man Suit. Seeking to prove himself as a hero, Spider-Man would then patrol the city and continue his crime-fighting in New York, searching for anybody who may need his assistance.
As he swung across the city looking for trouble going on, Spider-Man soon came across a bicycle thief charging down the streets in an attempt to get away, so Spider-Man leapt into action and blocked the thief's path before then using his Web-Shooters to send the thief flying up to be arrested by the New York City Police Department, all while Spider-Man then took possession of the bicycle, awkwardly searching for its owner who was nowhere to be found.
As his search for people to aid with his super-powers proved more challenging than he expected as he struggled to find some legitimate crimes going on which he could stop, Spider-Man ended up using his time on the streets to perform minor acts of kindness, including helping to guide an old woman through New York City when she had gotten lost, being rewarded with a churro for his efforts in helping her, which Spider-Man gratefully took and later ate and enjoyed.
Not every heroics were successful, in one instance he webbed a man trying to get into his car, which he had mistaken for him attempting to steal the car. This resulted in the man's car alarm being set off while he demanded to be free of the webbing. This, in turn, landed Spider-Man in a lot of trouble among the neighbors, with one man yelling out while Marjorie also yelled out from her own window as Spider-Man awkwardly attempted to resolve the matter peacefully.
Desperate for something more exciting and meaningful, Parker kept trying to call and text Tony Stark through Happy Hogan but was continuously ignored by him. While taking a break for his attempts at heroics, Parker left a message of Hogan's answer phone in which he explained how he had stopped the bike thief and helped the old lady, hoping this would help get him into the Avengers so he could be a real hero at last and be able to make a real difference.
Eventually one night, Spider-Man spotted a small group of thieves attempting to rob an ATM. Building up confidence and determined to prove himself as a hero, Spider-Man went to confront them. Getting their attention, Spider-Man mocked the group for having disguised themselves with cheap Avengers masks, questioning why Tony Stark would be robbing a bank, as the robbers attacked him.
Spider-Man then fought them all off effortless, continuing to mock them all for their attempted robbery and for their cheap masks. During the fight, Spider-Man took the robber dressed as Thor and threw him into the robber dressed as the Hulk. Using his enhanced abilities as well as his own Web-Shooters, Spider-Man soon subdued almost all of the robbers, becoming more confident as the fight went on with Spider-Man easily dominating the entire skirmish.
However one of the thugs used a highly advanced Anti-Gravity Gun made from Chitauri technology to even the odds, knocking back Spider-Man. The fight resulted in one of the weapons accidentally destroying one of the nearby shops where Delmar was working. Spider-Man managed to capture the thieves and rescue Delmar and his cat before allowing the New York City Police Department and Damage Control to come in and deal with the robbers.
Found by Ned Leeds
Spider-Man had returned back to the Parker Residence and stealthily crawled into his room through the windows. Taking special care not to make any noise as he arrived, Spider-Man slowly opened the window and crawled on the ceiling, before using his Web-Shooters to quietly close the door so that he could then change into his normal clothes once again.
However, just as Spider-Man relaxed and turned back towards his bed, he discovered that Ned Leeds had been inside of his room all along and had just witnessed Parker crawling across the ceiling while wearing his Spider-Man Suit. Amazed by what he had just witnessed, Leeds then dropped his Death Star Lego Set onto the floor while Parker desperately attempted to insist that he was not the Spider-Man, although Leeds had clearly figured it all out already.
While Parker took off the suit and tried to insist that Leeds had not seen what he had seen, they were interrupted by Aunt May who had informed Parker that they would be eating out tonight as her Turkey Meatloaf had failed to cook properly. May invited Leeds to join them, however, Parker insisted that Leeds could not stay before May left, recommending that Parker put on more clothes. Leeds questioned if May knew the truth while Parker explained that nobody knew.
As Parker revealed that Tony Stark had made the suit for him, Leeds then questioned if Parker was a member of the Avengers, as Parker awkwardly claimed that he basically was one. Following some more arguing, Parker had finally convinced Leeds to keep it a secret from May, not wanting to cause any more distress onto his aunt after the death of his uncle, which Leeds reluctantly agreed to before leaving while still asking Parker questions about being Spider-Man.
Dinner with Aunt May
- "I need a new backpack."
"I... I need a new backpack."
- ―Peter Parker and Aunt May
Together, Parker and Aunt May went to Prachya Thai where May had questioned what was on Parker's mind, questioning if it was the larb they were eating. Parker claimed that the internship at Stark Industries was stressing him out, while May claimed to not be a fan of Tony Stark. While May was trying to offer advice, Parker became distracted by a news report.
When May saw that the news-report was on the Robbery at Queens Community Bank which Parker had stopped as Spider-Man, as May recommended that Parker never get involved with anything like that, which Parker promised to do. Parker changed the subject by noting that he needed a new backpack, with May noting that this was the fifth he had lost. They were interrupted by the Thai Waiter who gave May more food on the house before Parker teased his aunt.
Parker tried to resume his daily life with his friend aware of his heroic activities. On the way to School, Parker explained to Ned Leeds how he gained his powers from being bitten by the spider, noting that the spider was now dead. On route, they came across the aftermath of the Robbery at Queens Community Bank, as Parker noted the arrival of Damage Control and Anne Marie Hoag before they continued towards school.
While they sat in their classes, including science and one lecture on the origins of the Sokovia Accords, Leeds continued pestering Parker with questions regarding his abilities as Spider-Man, such as how he gained his powers as well as other trivial matters which soon began to ignore Parker. As the questions continued, Parker ignored most of the questions as Leeds asked if he laid eggs, how far he could fire his Web-Shooters and if he could summon an army of spiders.
As they prepared for Coach Wilson's gym class, they were shown a video of Captain America's Fitness Challenge, as Leeds questioned if Parker had ever met Captain America in person while going out on his missions as Spider-Man. Somewhat pleased with himself and willing to brag for a moment, Parker admitted to Leeds that he had once managed to successfully steal Captain America's Shield during the Clash of the Avengers, much to Leeds complete amazement.
When they were continuing their training in the school's gym, doing Captain America's Fitness challenge, Leeds still would not stop and questioned if the Avengers had to pay taxes and what Hulk actually smelled like and if Steve Rogers was cool or like a mean grandpa, until Parker told him to shut up. Leeds still did not stop and instead asked if he could be Parker's man in the chair giving him assistance during missions, much to Parker's considerable annoyance.
Parker and Leeds then overheard Liz Toomes talking with her friends, including Betty Brant and Charles Murphy, and Toomes confessed to harboring a crush on Spider-Man while discussing the Avengers. As Leeds then suddenly announced that Parker was friends with Spider-Man and that he would be at Toomes' party, annoying Parker. Having endured mockery from Flash Thompson, Leeds had then convinced Parker this was a good chance to get involved with Toomes.
Liz Toomes' Party
- "No, no, no. I can't, I cannot do this. Spider-Man is not a party trick, okay? Look, I'm just gonna be myself."
"Peter, no one wants that."
- ―Peter Parker and Ned Leeds
Later that same evening, Aunt May drove the pair onto the Toomes Residence, noting her own love for house parties. While outside the house, May complimented Ned Leeds on his hat while Parker became nervous and suggested going home, only for May to tease him by questioning if he was going through puberty and felt unconfident about his own body's changes until Parker had finally relented and he and Leeds went into the party, much to Leeds' great delight.
As they arrived, Parker revealed to Leeds that he was indeed wearing the Spider-Man Suit beneath his clothing, much to Leeds excitement. Entering the house, they saw that Flash Thompson was acting as the DJ for the party while Michelle Jones teased them for coming to the party while denying that she was also attending the party. They were soon greeted by Liz Toomes, who had expressed her happiness that Parker had come while Parker complimented her on the party.
While Leeds insisted that he needed to dress up and be Spider-Man to impress everybody there, Parker refused and was adamant to be himself, despite Leeds insisting that this would impress nobody. However, after another taunt from Thompson, who mocked Parker for failing to arrive with Spider-Man while still calling him Penis Parker while the crowds laughed, Parker excused himself and donned his costume outside on the Toomes Residence's roof in private.
Having put on the Spider-Man Suit, Parker began practicing how he would arrive at the party and impress everybody, although he began to get cold feet. While on the roof, Parker then spotted a large blue explosion far off in the distance. Wishing to investigate, Spider-Man donned his mask and swung off the roof, only to quickly find himself in the middle of the park with nothing for his Web-Shooters to attach onto, forcing Spider-Man to simply run towards the explosion.
- "Hey, hey! If you're gonna shoot at somebody, shoot at me!"
- ―Spider-Man and Herman Schultz
Before long, Spider-Man found Jackson Brice as he was trying to sell weapons on the black market, some of which Spider-Man deduced were the same as from the Robbery at Queens Community Bank the other day ago, with Brice demonstrating the Ultron Blaster Gun. As Spider-Man watched, Aaron Davis, the buyer explained that he was not interested in such dangerous weapons and still preferred a simple gun to use.
While Brice was attempting to show off his Black Hole Grenades and other equipment for Davis to possibly buy, their deal was suddenly interrupted when Ned Leeds' then called up Spider-Man about his whereabouts as he was expecting him back at Liz Toomes' party to impress the guests. This made the two criminals instantly believe that Davis had set them up and aimed their guns at him. Spider-Man then intervened and told the two thugs to shoot him instead of Davis, still desperate to save Davis' life. Herman Schultz happily obliged before Brice put on Shocker's Gauntlet and punched Spider-Man with some considerable force before they attempted to make their escape.
A chase then ensued as Spider-Man used his Web-Shooters to web onto the thug's van and was dragged along as they tried to make their escape, causing damage throughout the neighborhood. While Spider-Man was dragged through the streets, Brice then used his weapons within the truck to continue firing at Spider-Man, managing to also damage his own truck during their clash. Eventually, Spider-Man was driven into a brick post and lost his grip on the truck.
Finally managing to shake him off the van, Brice and Schultz attempt to make their escape while Spider-Man was left to chase and search for them yet again. Running through the outskirts of New York City, Spider-Man struggled to use his Web-Shooters as he ran through residential housing, encountering local people while bringing down a tree house and crashing through a garden shed. At one point, Spider-Man landed by a girl's tent, as the girls then loudly screamed.
Spider-Man continued to keep track of the van, causing considerably more disturbance throughout the neighborhood in his pursuit. Before long, he managed to find the criminal's van. Just as he was about to jump onto to their van, the Vulture appeared and grabbed him from behind, using his Vulture's Exo-Suit to violently pull Spider-Man into the sky. Spider-Man struggled to get off this new adversary's grip as the Vulture continued bringing him higher up into the sky.
During their struggle when Vulture reached high enough the Spider-Man Suit's emergency parachute activated. The parachute caught the wind and allowed Spider-Man to get off Vulture's grip, crashing him into the lake below. The parachute hindered Spider-Man and he struggled to release himself from it, seemingly about to drown. All of a sudden, Iron Man appeared and rescued him, managing to pull him out of the lake and onto dry land before he could drown.
Saved by Iron Man
- "Can't you just be a friendly... neighborhood Spider-Man?"
"But I'm ready for more than that now."
"No, you're not."
"That's not what you thought when I took on Captain America."
"Trust me, kid. If Cap wanted to lay you out, he would've. Listen to me. If you come across these weapons again, call Happy."
- ―Iron Man and Spider-Man
Pulling him up from the lake, Tony Stark talked to Parker as he dried off in the neighborhood playground. Parker wondered how he knew where was, asking if he put a tracker into the Spider-Man Suit before Stark then revealed that he actually did put a tracker inside the suit, along with various other advanced features, including a heater to dry him off following his near drowning inside the lake. Spider-Man suggested that the Avengers might need to get involved to bring down Vulture's Crew, but Iron Man insisted the situation with the Vulture was below the Avengers' pay grade.
As Parker insisted that Stark did not have to have come all the way out to help him, Stark then revealed that he was not there in person and that he was remotely controlling the Mark XLVII Armor while he was currently in India. While Iron Man insisted that he stop looking into the Vulture and just protect New York City from muggers, Spider-Man insisted he was ready for more, pointing to his fight with Captain America, but Stark had still refused to accept this explanation.
Once Stark had left, Ned Leeds called Parker and advised him not to return to the party since Flash Thompson had continued to make a mockery out of him while he had been gone. As Spider-Man began to leave the area, he discovered a Chitauri Energy Core that has been left behind by Brice and Schultz during the chase, while Spider-Man took it away to attempt to get a lead on what weaponry the criminals were working with and how to eventually track them all down.
Tracking the Vulture
Despite his talk with Tony Stark, Parker still began investigating into his new adversary. He had told Ned Leeds about his own terrifying encounter with the Vulture and his discovery of their Chitauri Energy Core which had been left behind in the wake of the recent chase all across the streets with Jackson Brice. While Leeds expressed his delight at merely being a part of this situation, Parker used a hammer to break the core, as Barry Hapgood advised his students to keep their fingers clear of the blades, while Parker and Leeds agreed on what to do next before doing their own tradition handshake.
Once they had spent some time examining the Chitauri power core which Leeds could only think to call their glowy thingy, they had then encountered Herman Schultz and Randy Vale who had both arrived while they were still searching for the core through Midtown School of Science and Technology. While Parker dragged Leeds out of the way, he explained that Schultz had attempted to kill him the night before alongside Jackson Brice. Although Leeds insisted that they run and hide, Parker noted that by following them he could try and get a lead on the Vulture, ignoring Leeds' pleas as he attempted to follow Schultz and Vale, as they searched through the school.
Having eventually managed to convince a reluctant Leeds to stay put beside Tiny McKeever's chess game for his safety, Parker followed Schultz and Vale during their search, as they then made their way into Hapgood's workshop where they had just been studying. Hiding underneath a table, Parker watched as Schultz and Vale eventually gave up their search and, as they were both leaving the school, Parker then fired his Spider-Tracer onto Schultz's shoe.
Returning to the Parker Residence together, Parker and Leeds used the Tracer on Schultz's boot to begin following the gang's current movements as they made their way outside of New York City. While Leeds marveled at all the technology that Tony Stark had supplied Parker with, Parker himself passed the time by experimenting with the Spider-Signal and some of the other bits of tech all while Leeds has still continued closely following Schultz's movements.
Eventually, while Leeds was trying on the Spider-Man Mask and Parker was resting on the ceiling, they learned that Schultz and Vale had finally stopped in Maryland. While they discussed with Schultz and his gang had an evil lair, they discussed how they would get to Maryland, with Parker remembering that the Decathlon was taking place in Washington, D.C. so he could get a lift with their team who were heading out the next day for the Decathlon finals.
Seeking to get a lift to Maryland, Parker ran up to the decathlon team as they were all soon heading onto Washington, D.C. for the national tournament, asking to rejoin the team. Although Flash Thompson had rejected the idea as he had taken Parker's spot, Roger Harrington was delighted to have Parker back and immediately agreed, causing Abe Brown to tease Thompson for being demoted before Michelle Jones insisted they get moving so she had time for protesting.
During the journey to Washington, D.C., Liz Toomes questioned their team to get them ready for the finals, with Parker correctly answering a question about Vibranium. Parker, however, excused himself when he got a call from Happy Hogan who was questioning why Parker had just left New York City, having followed the tracker in the Spider-Man Suit. Parker managed to convince Hogan that the situation was no big deal, although Hogan insisted that he would be watching.
While they neared their destination, Parker then caught sight of the wreckage of the Triskelion, before Jones came over to them and had explained that Damage Control was still clearing up the damage left behind by Captain America during the Battle at the Triskelion several years prior. While Jones had expressed her own conspiracy theories about these events, Parker questioned where Damage Control would take all the equipment and technology that they recovered.
With the help of Ned Leeds, Parker began removing the tracker from inside his Suit, noting that he did not want Tony Stark to know where he was while he tracked Vulture's Crew. When Leeds questioned if he was now lying to Iron Man, Parker insisted that he was not lying but just wanted Stark to fully understand everything he could do as a hero, while Parker then successfully found and removed the tracker which he placed on a lamp, leaving Hogan to track that instead.
Leeds then learned that the suit had more subsystems which all had been disabled by the Training Wheels Protocol, much to Parker's frustration as he noted how Stark still treated him as a child. Eager to prove himself to Stark, Parker had eventually managed to convince Leeds to disable the protocol despite his friend's misgivings over the decision, commenting that doing this for him would make Leeds his guy in the chair and also allowing Parker to truly prove himself.
Having seen that Herman Schultz was back on the move, Parker put the suit back in his bag and prepared to track him down, also telling Leeds to look after the Chitauri Energy Core while he was gone. On his way out, Parker had then encountered Liz Toomes who, along with the rest of their Decathlon team were all about to go swimming, as Flash Thompson ran by and slapped Parker on his behind. Parker, however, claimed he could not join as he was going to study.
Despite Toomes having expressed just how important winning this Decathlon was to her and her belief that them engaging in rebellious activity could help them win, Parker still decided to prioritize tracking down the Vulture and the rest of his crew. Sitting outside a window in the Spider-Man Suit, Parker watched as Toomes swam with Charles Murphy and Cindy Moon along with the rest, enjoying themselves as Parker remained alone, still focused on his current mission.
- "Hey big bird, this doesn't belong to you!"
- ―Spider-Man to Vulture
Upon donning the Spider-Man Suit, Spider-Man discovered that the suit was harboring his own personal A.I. system. Upon introducing herself to Spider-Man and congratulating him on seemingly passing through the Training Wheels Protocol, the A.I. began to teach Spider-Man all about the suit's full capabilities. Spider-Man then told the A.I. about the Spider-Tracer and he was shown exactly where it was and how to find it as they traveled through Washington, D.C. to find the Tracer's location.
Before long they located Vulture's Crew near an empty gas station, which Spider-Man mistook for their Headquarters. Using the suit's advanced function to overhear their conversation, Spider-Man then overheard Herman Schultz and Phineas Mason talking together as they discussed getting Shocker's Gauntlet from Crossbones before Spider-Man then learned that the crew intended to steal confiscated alien tech from trucks of Damage Control coming by shortly
As Spider-Man prepared to engage with Vulture's Crew, his new A.I. offered new features on his suit, only for Spider-Man to discover she meant an instant kill which he rejected, not wishing to kill anyone. The A.I. then showed Spider-Man his new Web-Shooters and its' many more advanced web-shooter combinations. However, Spider-Man was still learning, this resulted in him picking the wrong options and falling on his face before electrocuting the gas station.
Spider-Man had then witnessed the arrival of the Vulture, who was using his Vulture's Exo-Suit to catch up with and attach himself to the Damage Control truck that was driving by. Spider-Man went after the truck and found the Vulture had used a Matter Phase Shifter to get inside where he was stealing all of the Chitauri and Ultron based technology that he could get his hands on. Taking his bag from him, Spider-Man confronted Vulture when he was about to leave.
Vulture, however, refused to allow Spider-Man to take his profit away from him and reattached himself to his Exo-Suit and furiously attacked Spider-Man. Spider-Man managed to dodge the attack, however, he discovered that the Webs that his A.I. had selected were useless in the fight. While Spider-Man was forced to desperately avoid all the Vulture's attacks, he had then begged his A.I. to fix his webs while the Vulture still furiously attempted to take his bag back.
During the course of the battle, Spider-Man pulled the bag back from the Vulture and fell back inside the van, causing the bag to fall with him while the Matter Phase Shifter closed behind him. Not noticing that the Phase Shifter had closed, Spider-Man accidentally knocked himself unconscious when he banged his head against the ceiling in his hasty attempt to get out, allowing the Vulture time to make his escape, despite still losing the bag full of stolen technology.
Trapped in the Storage Vault
- "Karen, you have to help me override that time lock. Lower the voltage and run it."
"Okay, we're just gonna have to try every sequence."
- ―Spider-Man and Karen
Spider-Man eventually woke up inside the truck, as the A.I informed him that he appeared to have a mild concussion from smashing his head into the truck's ceiling. Spider-Man questioned where he was, although his A.I. was unsure, leading Spider-Man to conclude that the truck had been hijacked and taken into the Vulture's Headquarters, leading Spider-Man to believe that they would have to fight their way to freedom. Charging towards the doors, Spider-Man then smashed through and expected to be confronted by the rest of Vulture's Crew, only to discover he was in a massive warehouse.
While he looked around confused, the A.I then informed Spider-Man that he was inside Damage Control's Deep Storage Vault and that he would most likely not be able to leave until the following morning. At first, Spider-Man desperately attempted to force the door open to no avail, kicking it in annoyance before finally giving up and exploring the facility. While waiting, Spider-Man discussed giving the A.I. her own name, soon deciding on Karen which she approved of.
Deciding to wait it out, Spider-Man then spent some time learning his different Web-Shooters combinations such as the web-grenade and web-net, ricochet web, splitter web, and web-wings, also looking at the Spider-Man Suit's upgrades which included wings. During all this time, Spider-Man made a hammock from his web-shooters and lay in it, seemingly nothing to do but just wait the night. Spider-Man talked to her about his close feelings for Liz Toomes with Karen.
Eventually, Parker asked how many minutes have gone by, Karen had replied with thirty-seven minutes, growing impatient and he went on to explore, searching through the Vulture's duffel bag he left behind. Finding Ultron's head and another purple Chitauri power core, Karen told Spider-Man that Chitauri Energy Core will explode if exposed to enough radiation. Horrified and knowing that Ned Leeds had still the core with him, Spider-Man realized his friend was in danger.
Spider-Man immediately began to try to get himself out of the Vault as he worked together with Karen to attempt to manually open the door by tinkering with the fuse box. Following two hundred and forty-seven attempts of using different combinations to unlock the door, Spider-Man then managed to open the door and immediately began making his journey back to Washington, D.C., while still desperately attempting to contact Leeds and inform him of the danger.
- "Hey, don't worry. I got you."
"Yes! Yes, yes, yes!"
"Hey, Big Guy! Quit movin' around!"
"So sorry, sir. So sorry."
- ―Spider-Man and Ned Leeds
Managing to get out of the Damage Control facility, Spider-Man then desperately begged Karen to track down his friends while he hitched a ride on passing vans as he was unable to swing to the city, and had continued to call Ned Leeds but found Leeds had no signal to pick up. As he was missing, Flash Thompson took Parker's place in the Decathlon, much to Liz Toomes' annoyance, although they still managed to win the competition. Parker tracked his friends onto the Washington Monument and just reached the Monument at the moment the Chitauri Energy Core had exploded, causing massive damage.
Upon finally arriving on the scene, Spider-Man had looked up as the Monument and had found Michelle Jones sitting outside who had then informed him that all of her friends were now currently trapped inside the Monument elevator with seemingly no way out. Karen then confirmed that the elevator had just been severely damaged by the Energy Core's explosion and that it would then plummet all the way back down to the ground floor in just a short amount of time.
With limited time to act, Spider-Man immediately began to crawl on the Monument and tried to reach the top as quickly as he can. Using his Web-Shooters, Spider-Man attempted to propel himself forward with more speed, however he found himself becoming intimidated by the height he was now at, with Karen informing him that since he had used his only parachute from the Spider-Man Suit during his recent encounter with the Vulture, if he fell off the Monument then he would very likely be killed as a result, which he did not appreciate.
As Spider-Man reached the top of the Monument were his friends were in danger, his rescue attempt gained the attention of the local authority who dispatched a helicopter to confront him and order him away. Spider-Man attempted to explain the situation to them but they instead started to demand Spider-Man to leave the monument and get back on the ground on the threat of being shot, however, Spider-Man sent the Spider-Tracer to find a way into the Monument.
Ignoring the threats, Spider-Man managed to enter the monument by jumping over the helicopter blades with the aid of the wings on the suit before then swinging back towards the monument and breaking through the windows. He barely managed to get inside in time to hold the elevator with his Web-Shooters as it started to plummeted to the ground. Spider-Man managed to save his schoolmates and his teacher Roger Harrington who were trapped in the elevator.
While Ned Leeds celebrated the rescue, Spider-Man told him to stop moving as he helped everyone to safety. However Liz Toomes fell and Spider-Man was forced to catch her midair and pull her back up to the safety of her friends. While hanging upside down, Spider-Man checked that Toomes was safe while Karen recommended that he kiss her. However, Spider-Man's web then snapped, causing him to fall, while Flash Thompson questioned if he knew Parker.
Back to New York
- "What happened to your voice?"
"What do you mean, 'What happened to my voice?'"
"I heard you by the bridge, I know what a girl sounds like."
"I'm not a girl! I'm a boy! I mean, I'm a man!"
- ―Aaron Davis and Spider-Man
In the wake of the events of Washington, D.C., Parker returned back to New York City where he had delighted at seeing of all of the new positive attention being put on Spider-Man following the success of the Rescue at the Washington Monument. As he walked down their school's hallways, Parker saw school news reports by Betty Brant and Jason Ionello discussing Spider-Man's heroic actions.
While Parker was making his way through all the school's hallways, he was then greeted by Ned Leeds who questioned what it was like being famous without anyone actually knowing it was him, as Parker told Leeds once again to not tell anybody the truth. Parker revealed he was not going to class, noting that he figured out the Vulture was using the technology stolen from Damage Control to make weapons and all he had to do now was catch the Vulture in the act.
As Parker expressed his belief that Tony Stark would soon recruit him into the Avengers and therefore he did not have to worry about the school, Principle Morita overheard and then gave him detention for planning on skipping class. In detention with Michelle Jones, Parker watched a video of Captain America before decided to walk out, with Coach Wilson not even bothering to attempt to stop Parker, who had proceeded to collect his hidden Web-Fluid and left the school.
Returned back home into the Parker Residence, Parker immediately resumed his hunt for Vulture as he donned the Spider-Man Mask and spoke with Karen. Parker asked if Karen could help him identify the men he encountered under the bridge, as she revealed that she had access to video files through the Baby Monitor Protocol. Parker then watched the footage, seeing Jackson Brice and Herman Schultz as they threatened another man before Spider-Man had stepped in.
Spider-Man had learned from Karen that the buyer was Aaron Davis, a criminal who was living in New York City and Spider-Man then went to confront him. Using the Spider-Drone to find Davis in a car park, Spider-Man proceeded to use his Web-Shooters to trap Davis to his car bonnet. At Karen's suggestion, Spider-Man put on intimidation mode which had amplified his voice into a more intimidating one, but Davis soon saw through the deception as Parker turned it off.
Spider-Man demanded Davis tell him the Vulture's location, insisting that he needed to know where to find the weapons and threatened Davis if he refused to tell him. Davis, however, was unintimidated and slammed his car bonnet down, making Spider-Man jump. Davis then questioned if Spider-Man had ever interrogated anyone before and then asked if Spider-Man knew about Delmar's Deli-Grocery, noting his own shock went it had been destroyed during a robbery.Grateful for saving him the other night when Schultz had tried to kill him, and caring for his nephew's safety, Davis informed Spider-Man about another weapons deal that would take place on involving the Vulture and Mac Gargan. In his excitement at getting a lead, Spider-Man almost left before being told this was happening on the Staten Island Ferry. Davis had advised Spider-Man at getting better at being intimidating before Spider-Man left Davis stuck to his car.
- "The illegal weapons ferry was at 10:30! You missed it!"
- ―Spider-Man to Mac Gargan
Following Aaron Davis' lead, Spider-Man ran across New York City as fast as he could and had managed to sneak onboard the ferry Staten Island Ferry by using the wings on his Spider-Man Suit to sour above the water and attach himself to the side of the Ferry. Spider-Man then went looking for Vulture, finding a man he assumed was the criminal speaking with Herman Schultz. He learned that they were about to deal with a criminal named Mac Gargan to which Karen provided information about.
During his scouting, Tony Stark called Parker with the intention of apologizing for not answering his calls and having Parker instead try to speak with Happy Hogan. While Stark was still speaking to him, however, he could see that Randy Vale was preparing to hand over the Chitauri weapons to Gargan and the other criminals, so Spider-Man was forced to hang up on the annoyed Stark in order to focus on his targets before it was too late and Gargan got away.
Spider-Man interrupted the deal and stealing the keys to the truck with all the Chitauri and Ultron based technology and then began fighting against the crew and Gargan's men. Spider-Man also fought against Schultz who had also gained possession of the Shocker's Gauntlet from Jackson Brice and then attempted to strike him with it. Spider-Man managed to defeat them, knocking Gargan overboard and trapping Schultz's arm, jokingly commenting that Brice had been considerably better with the Gauntlet than Schultz had been.
Having also trapped Randy Vale with his web grenade, Spider-Man caught sight of the criminal Schultz had been speaking to earlier, assuming this was the Vulture unmasked. Before Spider-Man could confront the man, however, he was then interrupted by FBI who had begun arresting everyone including Spider-Man who they mistook for Gargan's ally, much to Spider-Man's surprise as he tried to insist that he was not actually one of the criminals in this situation.
This distraction was all the Vulture needed to don his suit and began attacking Spider-Man and the FBI. While Spider-Man protected and saved the agents from the villain's attacks, Vulture freed his men and urged them to escape. Another fierce fight ensued as Vulture tried to kill Spider-Man with his advanced weaponry. Spider-Man countered by using his new Web-Shooters advanced function to even the odds, webbing Vulture to a car in an attempt to slow him down.
Vulture managed to free himself of Spider-Man's webbing by cutting through them with his wings and continued attacking him. Eventually, the fight resulted in Vulture's Chitauri alien weapon malfunctioning. Spider-Man tried to webbed the weapon up only for Vulture to say he was dealing with things he did not understand. The weapon had then exploded and cut the ferry in half while Spider-Man could only look on in utter horror as innocent people's lives were put in danger.
While Spider-Man overlooked the situation, the Vulture and Schultz then managed to escape as Spider-Man desperately tried to save the people who were trapped inside the ferry which was slowly beginning to split in half. Karen quickly calculated all the strongest points of the ship and Spider-Man quickly went to work by webbing the strongest points together. By using his Web-Shooters and his enhanced speed, Spider-Man had seemingly managed to hold the ship together
Taking a moment to catch his breath following his desperate attempt to save the ferry from splitting in half and sinking into the sea, Spider-Man overlooked his work as a member of the public cheered him on, only to learn that his missed one spot and the ship began collapsing once again. As the webs snapped one by one in quick succession, water began pouring inside the ferry, knocking people overboard and putting the lives of everybody still there in serious risk.
In complete desperation to keep people out of harm's way, Spider-Man proceeded to web up the sides of the ship and painfully held both halves of the ship by himself in a herculean effort to save the ship, but his efforts barely made a difference as the ship continued to split apart and sink. However, then Spider-Man noticed that the ship had seemingly stopped sinking and it had stopped being painful to hold the ship together. Iron Man then revealed himself and has come to rescue the civilians., taking control away from Spider-Man
While Spider-Man could only watch on, Iron Man proceeded to use a series of mini-thrusters from his Mark XLVII Armor to use the sides of the ship back together, getting a cheer from the same man who had cheered on Spider-Man moments earlier. Iron Man had then quickly rebuilt the ship by reforging the cutlines, ignoring Spider-Man's offers to help by claiming he had done enough already. Once the ship was repaired, Iron Man took Spider-Man away to talk in private.
Losing His Suit
Following the resolution of the Ferry incident, Parker sat on the outskirts of New York City and watched the people being rescued before Iron Man then approached him. He admonished him for his reckless actions that would have resulted in innocent people dying, but Parker countered that he tried to warn Stark of the danger of the Vulture and his Criminal Crew, but Stark had simply refused to listen to him.
He further said that if Stark actually cared about the situation, then he would be here in person. Stark responded to this by stepping out of the Mark XLVII Armor and answered that he did listen to Parker. Stark told Parker that he was the only one who believed in him in spite of everyone else, including Happy Hogan, believing he had been crazy to recruit a kid and he was the one who tipped the FBI about Vulture and they would have succeeded if it wasn't for Parker's action.
Then Stark demanded the Spider-Man Suit back but Parker tearfully protested and pleaded that the suit was all he had and that he was nothing without it. Stark then replied that if he was nothing without the suit, then he should not have it. Relenting, Parker stuttered that he has nothing else to wear if he takes off the suit, to which Stark told Parker he would take care of that. Before bringing him to the Parker Residence, Stark then bought Parker a shirt and pink pajamas.
Getting home, Parker found Aunt May frustrated and worried for him, as she explained how she had been calling everywhere for Parker's whereabouts, including police stations within New York City and the mother of Ned Leeds' as she had learned Parker had been skipping classes and detention before witnessing the incident on the Ferry on the news. Noting how she knew he left the hotel room in Washington, D.C. and snuck out their home each night but did not know why.
Desperate for answers, May demanded to know what he has been doing every night without her knowledge. In tears, Parker covered it up by explaining that the reason he had seemingly been rebelling was that he had lost the Stark Industries' Internship, claiming that despite how hard he had worked, he had managed to screw it up. While Parker sadly sat down, May believed his story and simply comforted her nephew, while Parker apologized for getting her so worried about him. May then finished their conversation by noting that she used to sneak out as well and recommending that Parker take a shower as she claimed he smelled like garbage.
Return to School
- "I guess you already have a date to homecoming."
"Actually, I was so busy planning it, I never really got around to that part, so..."
"Do you want to... go with me?"
- ―Peter Parker and Liz Toomes
Demoralized by all the recent events and having lost his Spider-Man Suit, Parker returned to his daily life at Midtown School of Science and Technology and also put his superhero activities on hold. Parker was then sent to the office of Principal Morita who insisted that Parker was a good kid but gave him considerably more detention, much to Ned Leeds' relief as he assumed Parker was expelled.
As demanded by Principal Morita, Parker was sent to sit into more detentions, with only Coach Wilson and Michelle Jones for keeping herself company, Jones drew her sketches of Parker looking sad to entertain herself. However, the time away from being Spider-Man had allowed Parker to improve in his school work, specifically in Spanish while he and Leeds finished the Lego Death Star they had worked on for several months, much to their considerable satisfaction.
With their upcoming homecoming celebration coming soon, Parker had begun to prepare himself for the celebration. In school, he met up with Liz Toomes, as he talked to her and apologized for missing the Decathlon final in Washington, D.C., although Toomes insisted that her near death experience had also caused her to reevaluate her priorities. Parker then finally confessed that he liked Toomes, which she admitted to already knowing, claiming that Parker was terrible at keeping secrets, making Parker chuckle. Building up all his courage, Parker learned Toomes had been too busy handling the celebration to find a date, as Parker then took the chance to ask her out.
To Parker's great surprise, Toomes accepted his offer. Delighted and suddenly overcome with awkwardness, Parker commented on how Principal Morita had given him considerable amounts of detention before noting that he was currently walking the wrong way to class. As he walked past Toomes and back towards his next lesson, Parker could not help but have a massive smile on his face as his attraction to Toomes was finally confirmed to be mutually shared by her.
Still delighted, Parker hurriedly returned to the Parker Residence and immediately asked Aunt May for her assistance to get ready for the homecoming dance to ensure that he was able to impress Toomes. With the help of May, Parker had learned to dress for the celebration which included spraying himself with some questionable aftershave and learning how to correctly tie a tie, which Parker had struggled to figure out until finally checking with May that he got it right.
May also assisted Parker in learning how to dance and, although he found it quite awkward, the support and care he got from his Aunt allowed Parker to relax as he prepared himself for the dance. Parker also wrapped up a flower corsage which he had intended to give to Toomes as a gift. On the evening for Homecoming, May drove Parker to the Toomes Residence in order to pick up his date, as he prepared himself for the enjoyable evening with the beautiful Toomes.
Parker headed to the Toomes Residence and then rang the doorbell, nervously waiting for Liz Toomes' parents to open the door. Much to his shock, Adrian Toomes opened the door, who Parker had immediately recognized as the Vulture. Having once seen Toomes' face at the Ambush at the Staten Island Ferry, Parker was on guard while Toomes greeted Parker and welcomed him into his home, commenting on what a strong grip Parker had when they shook hands.
While the confused and terrified Parker made his way through the house, he tried to hide his displeasure from Adrian as well as the revelation that his date's father was the man he has been hunting all this time. As Doris Toomes also greeted him, Adrian noted that he looked pale and offered him a whiskey or scotch, which Parker then turned down by noting that he was too young to drink, which Adrian jokingly confirmed was the correct answer to say to him.
They were then joined by Liz Toomes who showed off her dress for the party, with Adrian commenting on how beautiful she was, while Parker was so taken aback by the truth about Liz's father that he could barely bring himself to speak. As they prepared to leave, Doris insisted on taking some pictures, during which Parker to hardly keep his horrified eyes away from Adrian. After awkwardly taken pictures with Liz, Adrian then agreed to drive the two to the celebration.
As they drove to Midtown School of Science and Technology, Parker was asked by Adrian about what he planned to do once he finished school, with Liz noting how he had a Stark Industries internship and got to hang out with Tony Stark and Spider-Man, which seemed to interest Adrian. While they drove, Adrian questioned if he and Parker had ever met before, noting that even Parker's voice was familiar to him, with Liz noting that Parker also did Decathlon with her.
As the conversation continued, Liz casually noted how Parker had disappeared the night of her party and during Washington, D.C.. Hearing this, Toomes realized these were the times Spider-Man had intercepted his arms deal and attempted robbery and was able to deduce that Parker was Spider-Man based on this information as well as the similarity with Parker's voice. Parker, however, attempted to remain calm while Adrian looked him directly in the eyes.
Stopping outside the school, Adrian told his daughter to get inside first while he has a dad talk with Parker, who became considerably more nervous being alone in the car with the Vulture. Once alone, Toomes showed his true colors by pulling a gun outside of the glove compartment and asked Parker if Liz knew that he was Spider-Man to which Parker declined, as Toomes noted that he had secrets of his own that he still intended to keep quiet from his own family.
Noting how important his family was to him, Toomes warned Parker to stay away from his business as he told Parker that he was grateful that he saved his daughter's life and for that, he gave him one final chance to walk away with his life if he had agreed that he would not interfere with the Vulture's upcoming heist. Toomes gave Parker one final warning that if he chose to pursue him, he would kill him as well as everyone he loved, including Aunt May which terrified Parker.
As Parker had begun heading toward the celebration, he was in deep misgivings, as he could stay and be with Liz, which was what he still wanted, but that would mean leaving the Vulture to steal Chitauri as well as Ultron based technology from Stark Industries which would mean more weapons being sold in New York City that will inevitably result with innocent people dying. He could pursue Vulture and bring him to justice, but that would mean Liz would lose her father.
Ultimately Parker chose his responsibility as Spider-Man. He entered the dance and found Liz with Michelle Jones and Ned Leeds among others, but Parker walked past his friends and straight towards Liz, who assumed her father had threatened him. Parker apologized to Liz, telling her that she deserved better and then left her. Parker then grabbed his original Spider-Man Suit and Web-Shooters that he had stashed beneath the lockers and then ran after the Vulture.
Hastily putting on the original Spider-Man Suit, Spider-Man then ran outside only to be ambushed by the Shocker, who had been tasked by the Vulture to kill Spider-Man if he broke their agreement. Spider-Man was unprepared for his presence and was struck directly in the face with some considerable force, with his enemy's attack causing him to lose both of his Web-Shooters, which had put him at a strong disadvantage.
While Shocker mocked his homemade costume, Spider-Man made a desperate attempt to reclaim his Web-Shooters, only for Shocker to use his Gauntlet to knock a school bus into Spider-Man. Shocker was relentless and kept attacking Spider-Man, smashing him through a school bus while commenting on how powerful his Gauntlet was, which Spider-Man fell through the bus and found some gum trapped under the seats which Spider-Man commented were disgusting.
As the Shocker overturned the bus with another powerful strike from his Gauntlet, Spider-Man was rolled over and crawled out, dazed and in considerable pain from the beatings. On the ground, Spider-Man questioned why Adrian Toomes had sent him here, to which Shocker replied that he would never know. Before Shocker could hit him once again, Spider-Man was saved by the timely arrival of Ned Leeds who managed to stop Shocker's attack with the Web-Shooter.
Immediately taking the advantage, Spider-Man defeated the Shocker and webbed him against a school bus, leaving him to be arrested by the New York City Police Department. Spider-Man had then informed Leeds about Vulture's true identity as Liz Toomes' father and told him that they needed to inform Tony Stark of the situation. As Spider-Man swung away from the scene, he told Leeds to call Happy Hogan and to keep track of his phone so they could still stay within contact.
Seeking some transportation to get across New York City to find the Vulture, Spider-Man stopped Flash Thompson who was on his way to the homecoming dance with his date while complaining about the dinner they had just eaten. Spider-Man then stopped Thompson by jumping onto the hood of the car and demanded him to get out of the car and hand over both the keys and his phone, using a deeper voice to appear more intimidating. Despite Thompson insisting that it was his father's car, Spider-Man still then drove away in Thompson's car, briefly crashing into a rack of bikes, much to Thompson's horror.
While driving, Parker used Thompson's phone to call Leeds, telling him that he left his own phone in Toomes' car for them to track. While Parker continued struggling to drive, Hogan refused to take Leeds' call as he was busy emptying Avengers Tower into the Stark Cargo Plane, at which point Parker realized that was what the Vulture had planned to hijack. They then tracked Vulture to his Headquarters as Parker sped towards his location, accidentally crashing the car.
Confronting the Vulture
With the aid of Ned Leeds, Spider-Man had then quickly managed to track down Adrian Toomes to an old warehouse. He went inside, using his webbing to glide himself down slowly and discovered computers with information all about Avengers Tower and the Stark Cargo Plane, as well as also finding the Vulture's Exo-Suit. While still exploring the warehouse, Spider-Man eventually found Toomes.
As Spider-Man questioned if Toomes was surprised to see him alive after sending the Shocker to kill him outside the school, Toomes had calmly said that he admired Spider-Man's determination, noting that he could see why Liz Toomes liked him. As Spider-Man proceeded to use his Web-Shooters to trap Toomes' hand onto the table as he had then demanded to know why Toomes could do all of this to his family while Toomes replied that he was only doing his crimes for them.
Spider-Man insisted that selling the Chitauri and Ultron weapons on the black market to the criminals like Mac Gargan was wrong, while Toomes countered that men like Tony Stark earned their own fortune with Stark Industries by selling weapons and there was no difference between his crimes and those that Stark had committed. While he had continued talking, Toomes insisted that people like Stark and the rest of the Avengers did not care about working men like them.
As Spider-Man asked why he was telling him this, Toomes revealed that he wanted him to understand his views and could also remotely control his Vulture's Exo-Suit, as his wings seemingly began attacking Spider-Man. He dodged all of the attacks and taunted Toomes only for him to reply that he was not actually aiming for him. The wings smashed through the last supporting beam of the warehouse and debris collapsed upon Spider-Man. Vulture had then put on his suit and left him to die underneath the rubble.
Beneath the rubble, Parker awoke and discovered that he was now trapped between two large pieces of debris. Unable to move and barely able to breathe, Parker attempted to free himself by mustering all of his strength, and when this failed, the now terrified Parker then desperately cried for someone to help him, only for his plea for help going unanswered, leaving him alone. Struggling and in pain, Parker spotted his Spider-Man Mask in the water and his own reflection.
Seeing his reflection and remembering Stark's previous words to him following the Ambush at the Staten Island Ferry, Parker had begun to finally understand what his mentor meant when he took the Spider-Man Suit away from him. With or without the suit, he was the Spider-Man. Encouraged by this realization, Spider-Man regained his resolve and began to painfully push all the rubble off of him. Finally, he broke free of his entrapment and determinedly pursued Vulture.
Upon escaping, Spider-Man managed to find Vulture who was stood on the outskirts of the destroyed warehouse keeping a close watch on Avengers Tower. As Vulture took off, Spider-Man leaped towards him and webbed onto to him as he flown toward the Stark Cargo Plane which had just taken off with millions of dollars worth of equipment. Unaware of Spider-Man's presence, the Vulture continued with his hijacking.
As they soared higher and higher, Spider-Man looked down at New York City below as they disappeared through the clouds as the Vulture finally reached the plane and attached himself. Crawling on the plane, Spider-Man discovered that his Web-Shooters were completely useless this high in the air while traveling at such fast speeds, as he instead attempted to remove the Vulture's Exo-Suit that were covering the hole he made into the plane.
It was not long before Spider-Man managed to nudge the Exo-Suit, causing air to rush into the plane through the Matter Phase Shifter, causing the Vulture to learn about his presence. The Vulture then responded by donning his Exo-Suit and flying around the plane, as Spider-Man commented that his homecoming was anything but typical as he was now fighting Liz Toomes' father as another fierce fight happened in the sky between Spider-Man and the Vulture.
Lacking his newer Spider-Man Suit's advanced capabilities, Spider-Man could only improvise and dodged Vulture's relentless attacks. The fight resulted in extensive damage to the cargo plane as Spider-Man was almost thrown into one of the plane's engines, although he was able to use his Web-Shooters to block up the blades and save his own life, before then kicking away the engine while the Vulture continued to fly around him, ready to attack him once again.
Crawling back onto the roof of the plane, Spider-Man managed to dodge out of the way of the Vulture's attack, as he began furiously attempting to use his razor-sharp Vulture Wings to slash at Spider-Man and either kill him or knock him overboard or into the engine. Spider-Man managed to keep avoiding the attacks, webbing himself onto the plane to stay onboard, as the Vulture was then informed by the Tinkerer that his attacks had caused some major damage.
Seeing the plane was going down, Spider-Man realized to his horror that the plane was about to crash into New York City as thousands of people would be in serious danger if they crashed. While the Vulture was still desperately attempting to steal the Arc Reactors and other technology from the plane to make his profit, Spider-Man then used his Web-Shooters and strength to change the course of the plane, barely managing to avoid crashing into several skyscrapers.
He succeeded in changing direction enough to save the lives of the people in New York, however, before long Spider-Man's webbing had snapped, causing him to be thrown over onto the other wing as he noticed that they were now heading directly towards Coney Island. Spider-Man was then unable to do anything more as the plane then crashed into the beach, while being torn apart upon impact as both Spider-Man and the Vulture were thrown onto the beach.
Exhausted and injured from the crash landing, Spider-Man was then forced to take off his Spider-Man Mask in order to breath. Without the mask on, however, all of Spider-Man's senses had then become overwhelming as he had looked across the burning Stark Cargo Plane. This momentary distraction had allowed the Vulture take him by surprise. Despite all the damage on his adversary's Vulture's Exo-Suit, the Vulture maintained the clear advantage over Spider-Man.
The Vulture then proceeded to furiously attack the injured Spider-Man, who barely managed to avoid the attacks as he struggled to shoot his Web-Shooters and get a clear shot at the Vulture. Despite all of Spider-Man's best effort to defend himself from the attacks, due to being already exhausted, he was unable to focus and Vulture heavily injured him by pinning Spider-Man to the ground and hitting him repeatedly before launching him high up into the air.
As they flew into the air, Vulture attempted to throw Spider-Man into a steel pipe, only for Spider-Man to remain airborne due to his webs as they had a clash in mid-air. However, Vulture managed to gain the upper hand when he swiftly dropped and slammed Spider-Man into the ground multiple times, greatly injuring him. Being slightly unconscious, Spider-Man was hold up with Vulture's Exo-Suit Wings and as he was about to kill him, he spotted a nearby crate filled with Stark Industries' Arc Reactors that he could just take.
The Vulture then left the wounded Spider-Man onto the ground and went to grab the Stark Industries technology instead to ensure his fortune. Spider-Man then noticed that Vulture's wings were about to explode due to the radiation and desperately attempted to save him by webbing onto his wings and trying to pull him back. However, the Vulture simply refused to listen to Spider-Man's warnings and instead cut the web and then attempted to fly away to his freedom.
Finally, as Spider-Man had predicted, the Vulture's wings did explode as he crashed back down to the ground in flames. Desperate to save the father of Liz Toomes, Spider-Man then went through the flames and managed to find Toomes lying injured but alive. Spider-Man tried to lift the rubble only suffer a slight burn and attempted it again by letting his hands go under the sand. Spider-Man finally managed to save Toomes, as they both rested and caught their breath back.
With the Vulture finally defeated, Spider-Man then webbed him to the remaining piece of cargo with a note to say that this was indeed the Vulture, with an apology for what had happened to Tony Stark's own airplane during the clash. Spider-Man then watched on from the top of a rollercoaster as the New York City Police Department had then eventually arrived onto the scene along with Happy Hogan while they soon found and then arrested Toomes for his many crimes.
Hero of New York
Returning to School
With the Vulture finally defeated and being taken away into custody, everything began to return back to normal again, as Parker had then returned into Midtown School of Science and Technology. As they walked through the hallways, Parker listened while Ned Leeds had continued to recount their fight against the Shocker in which Leeds had successfully saved Parker from being killed by Shocker's Gauntlet by using Spider-Man's Web-Shooters to stop the Shocker.
However, as a direct result of the Vulture being arrested and his many crimes revealed, Liz Toomes and her mother decided to move away from New York City. Once she had said her goodbyes to Betty Brant, Parker then went over to Toomes and apologized for running out of the Homecoming dance and learned she was moving to Oregon as her father did not want them to see his trial. Toomes said goodbye to Parker and expressed her hope that he could figure out his life.
In the decathlon team meeting, Roger Harrington presented the team with their trophy from the Washington, D.C. final, getting a big round of applause by all the team members. However, with Toomes moving away, Harrington noted that they needed the new team leader and revealed that Toomes would be replaced by Michelle Jones, much to the approval of everybody in the room, including Parker, while Jones noted that she preferred her friends to instead call her MJ.
During the meeting, Parker got a text from Happy Hogan to meet in the bathroom for their private meeting. Upon reading this, Parker had then excused himself from their Decathlon team meeting to go and met with Hogan. However as Parker got back to his feet, Jones questioned where he was going and what he was hiding. Parker was momentarily nervous that Jones suspected the truth, only her to then jokingly tell him that she actually did not care about his life.
Meeting Hogan in the bathroom as requested, Parker then listened as Hogan apologized for ignoring him and not treating him seriously, Hogan also thanked Parker for saving the Stark Cargo Plane from the Vulture, noting that if it was not for Spider-Man he might have lost his job at Stark Industries. They were interrupted by Tiny McKeever as he was using the toilet, leading to an awkward moment before Hogan explained that Tony Stark now wanted to speak with Parker.
Rejecting the Avengers
- "I'd rather just stay on the ground for a little while. Friendly neighborhood Spider-Man. Somebody's got to look out for the little guy, right?"
"You're turning me down? You better think about this."
- ―Peter Parker and Tony Stark
Parker was then brought to the New Avengers Facility where Parker marveled at all of the advanced technology that the facility possessed, watching as a Quinjet took off from their grounds. There, Happy Hogan brought Parker to meet with Tony Stark who was waiting for him, with Stark then requesting a private talk with Parker, only for Hogan to still insisting on staying close by them regardless.
As they then began walking together, Stark had apologized for taking away Parker's Spider-Man Suit though added that he had it coming following the Ambush at the Staten Island Ferry and the fallout of that, claiming that it was the perfect tough love moment that Parker had needed. Stark then admitted that he was wrong about Parker's capabilities and that he was worthy to join the Avengers, which Stark had known had always been the ultimate dream for Parker.
Noting that there were fifty reporters who were still waiting for them, Stark then proudly displayed a new Iron Spider Armor for Parker to put on. He then told him that if Parker was ready, he would introduce all the world to the newest member of the Avengers, Spider-Man, in accordance with the Sokovia Accords. While Parker was excited at the prospect of joining the Avengers and working with his mentor, his conflict with Vulture had given him a newfound maturity.
While Stark had begun explaining how Parker becoming an Avenger would work, noting he would stay next door to the Vision, Parker, however, knowing that he had more to learn before he was ready to join the Avengers, politely declined Stark's offer and simply stated that he preferred to stay on the ground for the time of being a friendly neighborhood Spider-Man, staying within New York City helping the people in need, much to the considerable surprise of Stark.
His mentor respected his decision and agreed to let Parker go back to New York, with Hogan telling him to wait in the car while he had a private word with Stark while Parker was gone. As Parker was about to leave, he turned and asked if this was simply a secret test of his character and that there was not really fifty reporters waiting for him to be announced as the latest member of the Avengers, as Stark had replied that it was and he passed, leaving Parker to walk away.
Unknown to Parker, Stark was serious about his desire to add Parker to the Avengers, leaving Pepper Potts and Stark to instead tell the reports that they had been invited to announce their engagement, as Hogan gave Stark the ring he had been carrying with him for years. Once he returned back home to the Parker Residence, Parker then discovered that Stark had returned his second suit, leaving it in a bag on Parker's bed with a note saying that it belonged to him.
Excited at the prospect of finally returning back onto the streets and protecting the people of New York City from criminals, Spider-Man put on the suit again, ready to resume his heroics. Unbeknownst to him at first, however, Aunt May saw him putting on the suit, watching in Parker's doorway as he had pulled off his mask and then loudly cursing as she questioned what was going on, much to Parker's utter shock and horror as he now had no way of explaining this.
During his bus trip to MoMA, Parker had sensed something from the outside window, having this feeling with his arm hairs rising up and noticing it as a warning of what is coming to him. Parker looks over the window and spotted the appearance of an alien warship hovering over New York City. Parker coincidentally looked at the warship as a big of a threat that he must then take into consideration as soon as possible.
Looking around the bus and deciding to investigate, Parker quickly asked Ned Leeds to create a distraction for him. Leeds looked at the warship over Parker’s window and proceeded to swear and scream for his life as all the other students look over their windows to see at what was going on. While all of the students were distracted, Parker had equipped his Web-Shooters and used the ensuing commotion to open through an emergency escape hatch onto one of the windows and go onto the side of a bus. Parker proceeded to equip his Spider-Man Suit to conceal his identity and swung off the bridge to head to the conflict and figure out what was actually going on in the city.
Quickly swinging by into Greenwich Village, Spider-Man managed to arrive in time to assist Iron Man as he held up against Cull Obsidian’s hammer and greeted him with a tone of an uplifting remark. Spider-Man proceeded to greet Iron Man again but was questioned about where he came from. Spider-Man told Iron Man that he was at a field trip to MOMA and as he was talking to Iron Man, Obsidian grabs Spider-Man and threw him across the field.
As Iron Man continued to fight, Spider-Man got up from the ground and joined him in battle, questioning him about what's the person's problem, Iron Man responded by telling him that the guy is from space and wants a necklace from a wizard. As he leaped onto Obsidian, Spider-Man was caught by his hammer and was thrown again. Iron Man and Spider-Man tried to fight against Obsidian, but suffered with some trouble subduing him.
Interrupted, Spider-Man noticed Ebony Maw levitating across the city with Doctor Strange. After Iron Man told him to save Doctor Strange, Spider-Man pursued towards Maw, web swinging across the city, but was hurt by Maw’s use of his power by telekinetically using a billboard to throw at him. Spider-Man quickly recovered and followed Maw, managing to shoot his web and pulled Strange from the air, swinging away from Maw before he could catch him.
Ascent to Space
- "I can't breathe!"
"You're too high up. You're running out of air."
"Yeah, that makes sense."
- ―Peter Parker and Tony Stark
Swinging around the city with an unconscious Doctor Strange, Spider-Man was pulled away when the Q-Ship uses its gravitational pull. Spider-Man uses his best effort to rescue the sorcerer by using a lamp post to hold on and uses his strength to stay put. Spider-Man was cut off-guard when Ebony Maw telekinetically pulls him away from the lamp post and was subsequently pulled toward the alien warship. Spider-Man was unable to retrieve Strange and calls upon Iron Man that he was getting himself in a difficult situation. Spider-Man was stuck at the warship and managed to crawl up at the side of the ring.
After finishing his battle, Iron Man managed to locate the Q-Ship and fly towards the sky, contacting Spider-Man to stay put and deploys the Item 17A from the New Avengers Facility. Beginning to run out of oxygen, Spider-Man removed his mask as he unable to breathe as much as he can. Spider-Man told Iron Man that he must save the wizard as he was told by him, but Iron Man retorted his statement that he won't be able to breathe as the ship moved upward.
As he exhaustively starts to pass out, Spider-Man was nearly suffocated as the ship left Earth's atmosphere and fell off the ship as he couldn’t breathe anymore. Falling down, Spider-Man was rescued by the intervention of Iron Man, who summoned the Iron Spider Armor. As the suit manifested around him with nanotech particles, Spider-Man swiftly recovered with an acrobatic landing and was able to breathe and contact Iron Man, telling him that his new suit smelled like a new car.
As Iron Man flies above him, Spider-Man was taken away as he was told, letting F.R.I.D.A.Y. quickly deploy his parachute from the back. Spider-Man angrily shouted as the parachute takes him away from the ship. Spider-Man webbed at the side of the Q-Ship and intensely hold onto it. Spider-Man then attached himself to the wall of the ship and entered inside of a vault. As the vault closes, Spider-Man contemplates whether he should have stayed on the bus.
- "You can't be a friendly neighborhood Spider-Man if there's no neighborhood."
- ―Spider-Man to Iron Man
As the Q-Ship makes its way to the planet, Titan, Spider-Man spotted Iron Man and the Cloak of Levitation at the rendezvous point of the ship. Iron Man was quickly startled as Parker unmasked himself and tried to calm him down knowing what he was going to say. Stark was furious with Parker for following him through the ship.
Retracting his statement, Parker stated that it was a long way down from home and his suit was incredibly intuitive. Putting in technical terms, Parker told that was mostly Stark’s fault for letting him on the ship. Stark angrily asked him to retract his statement which Parker took back what he said. Parker had to tell him that he should stay with him but Stark had to tell him that he needs to think his situation, to which Parker retracted, saying he did think his plan through.
Trying to be reasonable, Parker told Stark that you can’t be a friendly neighborhood Spider-Man if there's no neighborhood. As Stark was stunned by his logic, Parker realizes his analogy didn’t make sense but immediately tried to convince Stark to stay with him. After Stark agreed, Spider-Man walked over the edge and was asked to make himself useful and decided on how to rescue Doctor Strange below. After a moment of thinking, Parker came up with a strategy to save Strange, that was inspired by the movie Aliens.
Once Strange was further tortured, Spider-Man waited as Stark quietly went behind Ebony Maw to distract and surprise him, destroying the hull of the ship that can suck into the vacuum of space, leaving Maw to be subsequently killed. Noticing Strange being pulled away, Spider-Man narrowly managed to shoot a web at Strange and reached over a pole, aggressively hanging onto it. However, once the pole broke off, Spider-Man quickly fell down towards the hole.
Suddenly, Spider-Man unexpectedly activated his new suits’ spider legs and managed to hang off from the hole on the ship. Spider-Man happily saved Strange from near death. As he was hanging on, Spider-Man looked at his newfound spider legs in question. Spider-Man pulled Strange inside the ship, jumping upward with his spider legs, long enough for Iron Man to seal it. After reviving the sorcerer, Parker gave greeting to the Cloak of Levitation with a handshake to which it goes away, leaving Parker to sarcastically leave it be.
Strange argued with Stark for nearly putting his life at risk. As they argued Stark contracted that he saved him in a ship with no backup, Parker then recalled himself to be back up. Stark disagreed and told him that he was a stowaway. Strange wondered if Parker was Stark's ward, but Parker clarified that he wasn't, and introduced himself to Doctor Strange, who returned the gesture; however, Parker mistook Strange's proper title for his superhero name.
Becoming an Avenger
Slowly walking towards the ship and listening to the conversation, Parker watched as Stark and Strange discussed and argued about how to confront their enemy, Thanos. After debating on what they should take into consideration, Strange reluctantly agreed to help confront Thanos. As Stark walked in front of him, Parker was formally knighted by him and was officially declared as a member of the Avengers, much to his delight.
Meeting the Guardians
Arriving at their destination, Parker assisted Tony Stark with steering the Q-Ship with a an arm piece and attempted to safely land on a planet, Titan. Parker tried to turn the ship around from deserted buildings, but ended up crashing into them. Doctor Strange protected Parker and Stark from crash-landing the ship, by shielding them through holographic Mandalas.
After crash-landing, Strange and Stark survive the impact, as they began to prepare themselves from certain noises that were on the broken ship. Parker appears upside down and asked them if there was something that could implant eggs in his chest, he apologizes. Stark angrily comments to him to never say anything pop culture related, but Parker was stating that something is coming towards them.
As Parker, Strange, and Stark were attacked by a new group of arrivals, a bomb was detonated in front of them and moved out of the way. As Spider-Man was woken up from the ground, he was startled by Mantis and webs her up from the fear of her planting eggs in him. Spider-Man tries to get away, but was attacked by Star-Lord. Dodging away, Spider-Man avoided the many lasers that were shot at by Star-Lord's Quad Blasters and attempted to attack him with his spider legs but was subdued by his electrical bolas that vigorously shocked him.
As the brief scuffle ended at a stalemate, Spider-Man was held at gunpoint by Star-Lord. Iron Man captured and pinned down Drax the Destroyer after. Star-Lord threatened to kill Spider-Man. Star-Lord then asked Stark about his missing teammate, Gamora was, to which Stark replied with a question that confused him and asks who are the people he was attacking. Parker answered his question by saying that they were the Avengers. Eventually, both parties learned that they are both after Thanos and an alliance was formed between them.
Making a Plan
Leaving the ruined ship, Star-Lord measures the planet they are on by telling the gravitational pull is off its axis. As Stark tried to come up with a plan to stop Thanos, Drax yawned at the middle of the plan. Star-Lord explained that listening isn’t what they do and Parker questions what exactly do the rest of the Guardians do. Mantis explains what they do in a comprehensive statement to which both Parker and Stark were completely dumbfounded.
Stark tells Star-Lord to get his team together and as they were trying to come up a plan Star-Lord wanted to come up with a different plan to which Drax brought up the time he saved the galaxy with a dance off. Parker wondered if it was like the movie Footloose and Star-Lord was thoroughly happy to say that it was. Star-Lord asked Parker if the film was the greatest movie back on Earth but told that it never was.
- "Magic! More magic! Magic with a kick! Magic with a–"
- ―Spider-Man and Thanos
As Stark and Star-Lord started to bicker, Mantis told Stark if Strange was doing something odd. Strange meditated with the Time Stone to find a way for them to win; revealing to Stark that despite the extreme amount of ways they lose, there was a single future in which they were successful in the fight against the Mad Titan. Eventually, Thanos arrived on the planet which was revealed to be his homeworld.
As Spider-Man and the rest of his allies sneaked up on Thanos, a fierce battle ensued on the ruined planet. Spider-Man launched webbing into Thanos's eyes, and then striking him in the face. Doctor Strange covered Thanos' hand with the Cloak of Levitation and used his Eldritch Magic to open portals for Spider-Man to attack him repeatedly: However, he was quickly pinned down and thrown across at Strange. Swinging by, Spider-Man would then cover Thanos' fist with webs while he was attacking Iron Man, but was quickly subdued.
After Spider-Man and alongside his allies were finally able to subdue the Mad Titan, Iron Man told him to help remove the Infinity Gauntlet away from Thanos. While Thanos was pinned down, the alliance nearly succeeded until Star-Lord's outrage against him was then shown by the reveal of Gamora's death. Once Star-Lord attacked Thanos and ruined Mantis' control, Spider-Man almost pulled the Gauntlet out of his hand while Stark was trying calm Star-Lord down.
When Thanos was under his control and pulled Gauntlet away, throwing Mantis away from him, Spider-Man noticed her being flung across and saved her. Thanos then proceeded to attack the rest of the alliance by throwing debris from a moon, crashing it towards Titan. Spider-Man swung around the fallen meteors from the moon while holding onto Mantis, avoiding the many fiery ballistic inbound, random debris, and massive pillars that were floating in any possible direction.
Swinging onto a still pillar, Spider-Man managed to web up Mantis to safety and swiftly saved the rest of the Guardians of the Galaxy members, as they were falling uncontrollably, webbing across there locality and attach them up to a cliff. As he was talking, Spider-Man became flustered with himself that he couldn’t remember any of the Guardians' names. After almost killing Stark and Strange, Thanos succeeded in taking the Time Stone and teleported to Earth.
- "Mr. Stark? I don't feel so good."
"You're all right."
"I don't— I don't know what's happening. I don't... I don't wanna go. I don't wanna go, sir, please. Please, I don't wanna go.."
- ―Peter Parker and Tony Stark
On Titan, Parker and the remaining members of the Guardians of the Galaxy had finally recovered from their attack with Thanos. Parker then arrived in the area where Doctor Strange and Tony Stark had suffered from their battle. Standing over Stark, Parker helped him by lifting him so that he could stand up on his feet after he suffered from his injuries in a gruesome duel with the Mad Titan.
Once Thanos completed the Infinity Gauntlet and snapped his fingers, Parker watched his allies on Titan disintegrate into ashes, firstly appointing towards the Guardians of the Galaxy members. Talking to Stark, Strange spoke on behalf of him, saying there was no other way that he could have ultimately saved the universe. Starting to feel weaker, Parker spoke to Stark, as he turned around to see what had happened.
Walking slowly, Parker muttered Stark's surname and said that he didn’t feel so good and realized that he was almost fading away. Terrified, Parker did not understand what was happening and clutched onto Stark. Parker was sadly tearing up and told Stark that he didn't want to die. Visibly shocked, Stark stayed by Parker’s side, but was helpless as Parker muttered one final apology before crumbling into dust.
- "Do you remember when we were in space? And I got all dusty? And I must have passed out because I woke up and you were gone, but Doctor Strange was there, right, and he was like "It's been five years, come on, they need us." And then he started doing that yellow sparkly thing he does all the time."
- ―Spider-Man to Iron Man
In 2023, Parker was brought back to life when the Avengers reversed the Decimation by time traveling to alternate timelines and collecting the Infinity Stones from the past to make their own gauntlet. Upon his resurrection, Doctor Strange informed Parker that five years had passed since they had died. After Strange and Wong gathered an army consisting of civilizations from across the universe, Strange transported Parker and the remaining Guardians of the Galaxy to the destroyed New Avengers Facility to aid the rest of the Avengers. There, Parker joined the colossal battle against Thanos and his army.
During the battle, Parker used his webs to pull Cull Obsidian back to prevent him from harming Iron Man. After Ant-Man crushed Obsidian, Parker reunited with Stark with a hug, reminiscing upon the events prior to the battle and how he felt 'dusty' before dying, which he perceived as passing out.
Later on, Parker intercepted the Iron Gauntlet from Ebony Maw, who was trying to take it away from Black Panther, and began impaling countless Outriders with his suit's Instant Kill mode. Captain America noticed the Outriders overrunning Parker later on and hurled Mjølnir his way; Parker hung onto the hammer with a web strand he had stuck to its handle, but he began to fall when a shot from the Sanctuary II, which Thanos had ordered to reign fire, severed the web strand. Pepper Potts, who was wearing her Rescue Armor, caught him and dropped him off onto Valkyrie's steed. Parker attempted to introduce himself to Valkyrie, but a near-miss from the Sanctuary II threw him off the steed and onto the ground.
Parker took cover under the tempest of energy blasts from Thanos's ship, but the ship's guns turned towards Captain Marvel, who had entered the Earth's atmosphere and destroyed the Sanctuary II nonchalantly. Captain America asked her to help transport the Infinity Stones over to Luis' van. Danvers landed next to Parker, who nervously introduced himself and handed her the gauntlet so that she could transport it to the van.
Despite their best efforts, Thanos destroyed the van with his Double-Edged Sword and struggled with Stark, Rogers, Thor, and Danvers for possession of the gauntlet. Ultimately, Stark stole the Infinity Stones and integrated them into his suit, using them to wipe out Thanos and his entire army. The gamma radiation emitted fatally wounded Stark. Parker swung over to Stark's side, desperately wanting to find a response from him after they had won against Thanos, but he realized that Stark was dying and became overwhelmed with survivor's guilt. After Pepper pulled him away and said her goodbye, Stark died.
- "When you can do the things that I can, but you don't... and then the bad things happen, they happen because of you."
- ―Peter Parker to Tony Stark
Outside of his Spider-Man alter ego, Parker lives the life of a normal 15-year-old high school student. He cares deeply for his Aunt May. He is a very intelligent science enthusiast, capable of inventing and building his own Web-Shooters. He gathers both science and comic books in his room, along with his Spider-Man costume, which he hides in a tiny hatch above the ceiling.
Parker is a friendly but shy and awkward individual; he is happy to talk but often stumbles on his own words in a conversation. As opposed to Iron Man or Captain America, Parker makes it a point to keep his identity secret since if such knowledge was made public his aunt would be worried sick and he would have major trouble with the law on the grounds of vigilantism. He even restrained Tony Stark with webbing when Stark implied to tell his aunt his identity. Parker, however, had no hesitation in revealing his identity to people he associates with through his allies, such as when he met Doctor Strange.
Parker is also highly impressionable towards figures of authority, which is likely due to his young age and inexperience. An example of this was towards Captain America, when asked about why he was fighting, Parker stated that it was because Stark had said that Rogers was in the wrong, while he had no opinion of his own on the matter. Parker was also very excited to be in a fight with other superheroes, to the point where people on both Captain America's and Iron Man's teams were asking how old he was, due to his child-like behavior during the Clash of the Avengers. As such, he was also the least experienced fighter at the airport battle.
A neophyte to being a superhero, Parker idolizes Iron Man and sees him as a role model, he even admires and has respect for Tony Stark, even when the latter contemplated telling Aunt May his identity which he was strongly against. Through his first official mission as Spider-Man, Parker showed a strong desire to impress the other superheroes and prove his worth, especially towards Iron Man. As Spider-Man, Parker is courageous and capable, being able to come up with clever strategies due to his scientific expertise. His bravery even led him to secretly board a Q-Ship in an attempt to help Iron Man against the universal threat of Thanos, despite knowing that Parker could lose his life in the conflict to come. He frequently annoys his enemies with fast-talking humor and quipping, prompting members of both Captain America's faction and Iron Man's to ask how old he was during the Clash of the Avengers. Parker and Tony became close to the point where when Parker learned of his impending death at Thanos’ hands he clutched to Stark terrified and weeping over dying and apologizing to Stark before he faded. After Parker was resurrected and fought in the Battle of Earth, he was visibly distraught at the sight of his dying mentor, apologizing once again before breaking down and crying as Iron Man died.
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. At first, Parker was overly-excited about being Spider-Man and constantly called Happy Hogan asking about "a new mission with the Avengers", unknowingly irritating him. He was very displeased about having to stick with minor jobs like stopping a bike theft or helping an elder woman.
Parker gets frustrated when other superheroes do not take him seriously due to his young age. Above anything, Parker wanted to prove himself and the other superheroes that he can handle being the Spider-Man despite being a teenager, but he tends to try too hard which results in him doing reckless actions and annoying others. Parker was particularly angered when he found out Stark was limiting many of his suit's functions with the Training Wheels Protocol and demanded Ned Leeds to hack into the suit to disable it. His lack of familiarity with the suit's full capabilities initially put him at a disadvantage, though he managed to hone his skill with it through the help of Karen.
His overzealous nature even caused him to get make various mistakes, such as losing his backpack and civilian clothing by leaving them an alleyway where people could take them or restraining a man attempting to get into his car, thinking he was a car thief. His immaturity often causes him to make mistakes while in dangerous situations, especially in combat. He is notably prone to distract himself by making conversation 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 times has him lose awareness of his surroundings, which allowed Captain America to trap Parker underneath a jet bridge, caused him to accidentally knock himself out when he jumped against a ceiling he thought was still rendered intangible by a Matter Phase Shifter and allowed Vulture to trap him underneath a gas station. In rare instances, Parker's recklessness has threatened the lives of innocents, as his battle with robbers destroyed Delmar's Deli-Grocery, nearly killing the people in the store, as well as his skirmish on the Staten Island Ferry resulting in it being split in half by Parker failing to contain a weapon used by the Vulture, who himself mocked Parker for attempting to handle things he did not understand. These situations would come to partially humble Parker, who became more aware of his flaws and more determined to rise above them.
Multiple encounters with Vulture and getting crushed under a gas station caused Parker to better understand the dangers of being a superhero and became more serious and determined to capture Vulture on his own while wanting to prove to both himself and Stark that the Spider-Man Suit was not what made him powerful. He does value life, ordering Karen to not make him kill anyone when he activated his 'advanced combat mode'. Parker even tried to stop Vulture from overloading his wings and when it happened, he risked his life to save Vulture from the explosion and resulting fire, despite Vulture attempting to kill him and possessing knowledge of his secret identity. However, he was shown to use a strategy that would threaten the lives of his enemies, as his plan to have Iron Man breach the hull of the Q-Ship they were in resulted in the death of Ebony Maw, who was sucked into the vacuum of space.
Successfully capturing the Vulture led Parker to show signs of becoming a more mature and responsible superhero. When he was finally given the chance to become an official Avenger, he turned it down feeling he still was not ready yet, a decision which Stark himself applauded. When Parker was anointed as an official Avenger, he was shown to be both honored and exhilarated.
Powers and Abilities
- "You got gifts, Parker."
- ―Nick Fury
Hybrid Physiology: After Peter Parker was bitten by a spider, he has gained the proportionate powers of a spider. With his newfound heightened abilities, Parker deliberately holds back from participating in sports, such as football due to having a superhuman advantage. Despite his restrictions, Parker is still athletic and even received commendation from Coach Wilson for his participation in Captain America's Fitness Challenge.
- "Look at you go. Wow, nice catch! 3000 pounds, 40 miles an hour? It's not easy. You got mad skills."
- ―Tony Stark
- Superhuman Strength: Spider-Man possesses considerable superhuman strength, due to it being the proportional strength of a spider. Although he is relatively untrained, his strength alone is sufficient enough to catch a 1.5-ton car that was moving at 40 miles an hour when it was just inches away from hitting a bus. He was also able to casually overpower the Winter Soldier and his cybernetic arm, contend with Captain America for a prolonged period of time, break through a bulletproof glass window with only a few blows, lifting up rows of school lockers, slightly topple a gigantic Ant-Man, as well as to support the weight of a jet bridge, and was even able to lift a considerable portion of concrete roof that Vulture had collapsed on top of him, though both feats visibly strained him. During the Black Order's arrival in New York, Parker was able to catch Cull Obsidian's hammer moments before it struck Iron Man, and swing a car at Cull Obsidian. His strength is sufficient enough to stagger Thanos, though he was outmatched and subdued swiftly when facing the Mad Titan on his own.
- Superhuman Speed: Spider-Man can run and move much faster than an ordinary human and is adept at dodging quickly. Spider-Man was also quick enough to catch up to a speeding vehicle on foot. His speed has allowed him to casually catch the Winter Soldier's bionic arm before it could even punch him. During the Avengers Civil War, Spider-Man was able to easily outrun Black Widow and avoid Scarlet Witch's telekinetic attacks, as well as dodge many of the blasts fired at him by Star-Lord when he fought him on Titan.
- Superhuman Durability: Spider-Man's body is inhumanly resistant towards impact force, as he has taken a punch from Winter Soldier and a spinning air kick from Captain America, without any serious injuries. Additionally, Spider-Man easily endured a collision with Falcon's Redwing flying at full force and a strike from Captain America's Shield, as well as being backhanded across the airport from a gigantic Ant-Man, falling unharmed from several stories in the process. Indeed, Parker only sustained a black eye from the entire Clash of the Avengers and was able to pass it off as a result of bullies at school while telling his Aunt May. Moreover, Spider-Man survived being dragged from a speeding van and enduring hits from garbage bins and stacks of bricks, withstand multiple blows from the Shocker's Gauntlet unharmed, as well as Vulture collapsing a considerable portion of a concrete roof on top of him, with only minor injuries. Parker was even able to withstand a blow from the tremendously strong Thanos while wearing the Iron Spider Armor. However, according to Karen, even Spider-Man would most likely not survive a fall from the top of Washington Monument. He later survived a plane crash and a fall from the inside of an elevator shaft while only being incapacitated, which he recovered from faster than a human would. While Spider-Man followed Ebony Maw's chase for Doctor Strange and the Time Stone, Parker was unfazed by the various objects flung at him by Maw, even shaking off a direct collision with a road sign, resuming his pursuit.
- Superhuman Agility: Spider-Man is superhumanly agile, capable of swinging around on thin spider-webbing and jumping great distances and heights without difficulty. His bones, muscles, and joints had been more elastic, allowing him to perform gymnastic and contortionist maneuvers without damaging his bone structure. He used his agility to outmaneuver and beat both Winter Soldier and Falcon, dodge most of the Vulture's attacks and even dodge the many cars that Scarlet Witch telekinetically hurled at him. Spider-Man's mobility was proven beneficial for going up against opponents such as Cull Obsidian and Thanos.
- Superhuman Equilibrium: Spider-Man possesses the ability to achieve a state of perfect equilibrium in any position imaginable. He is able to adjust his position by instinct, which enabled him to balance on a string of web and perform a somersault, as well as catch a web cartridge while standing on the railing of a fire escape. Virtually, he can balance himself on any object, no matter how small or narrow.
- "It's just that when whatever happened happened... it's like my senses have been dialed to eleven. There's just way too much input."
- ―Peter Parker to Tony Stark
- 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 from far away and he is facing the opposite direction.
- Enhanced Vision: Spider-Man's sense of sight is superhuman, to the point that he is forced to wear dark goggles to prevent it from handicapping him in a battle, as there is "too much input".
- Spider-Sense: Spider-Man's brain intakes and responses to stimuli at an accelerated rate, alerting him to dangers around him as a sixth sense. This awareness functions on 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 from a blind spot. Parker was able to catch the small cartridge of web fluid tossed to him by Tony Stark, even though he was facing away from him. He later sensed the bench that Winter Soldier had hurled at him while he fought Falcon. During the Ambush at the Staten Island Ferry, he sensed someone coming his way and, without looking, incapacitated him with a web grenade. Later, he was also able to dodge Vulture's Exo-Suit at full speed, effectively maneuvering in close quarters at a high rate of speed. However, as his enhanced reflexes directly correspond to his sensory input, he can be rendered vulnerable to attacks if his senses are overloaded, such as during his final fight with Vulture. Spider-Man also, despite his incredible reflexes, can be caught by surprise should he allow himself to get distracted, as seen when he was ensnared by Redwing's grapple line due to his excitement during the Clash of the Avengers. While on a bus during a field trip, Parker was able to sense Ebony Maw's Q-Ship descending on New York City, despite being miles away from the site. After crash-landing the Q-Ship on Titan, Spider-Man was able to sense a threat was going to happen before warning Iron Man and Doctor Strange. His senses had also warned him of his impending demise at the hands of Thanos moments before he began to fade away.
- Wall-Crawling: Spider-Man can adhere to walls, ceilings, and other surfaces in order to scale them and has stated that he does not use any adhesive gloves or fabrics to do it. This ability allows him to stick to almost any surface when willing himself to, as physical contact with said surfaces 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 allowed him to stick his foot onto the chest of a bank robber to fling him into a wall.
- Regenerative Healing Factor: Spider-Man's increased metabolism allows him to rapidly heal and regenerate from harm faster and more extensively than normal humans can recover from. He was able to rapidly heal from a black eye from Giant-Man. After suffering multiple wounds from his fight with the Vulture, Parker's scars were fully healed in a matter of hours.
- "Peter, you don't need to study. You're, like, the smartest guy I've ever met."
- ―Liz Toomes
- Gifted Intelligence: Peter Parker is a highly intelligent science enthusiast, with aptitudes in chemistry, physics, and engineering, developing a highly advanced chemical compound into a silk-like material (the sophistication of which even impressed Tony Stark) and constructed his own web-shooters, further proven when he was able to quickly solve a physics problem by just taking a glance at the board and deduced the composition of Falcon's wings based on their relationship between rigidity and flexibility, despite only witnessing their usage in a short span of time. Parker has an affinity for building computers, and is also well-read and good at math, claiming to have "nailed" an algebra test the day Stark recruited him. As Spider-Man, he can also come up with witty and incredibly annoying quips and references, much to his allies and enemies' irritation. In addition, he was a valued member of the Midtown School of Science and Technology academic decathlon team, with Liz Toomes claiming that Parker was its most intelligent member. His teammates were devastated when he briefly quit his position on the team, but were overjoyed when he returned and immediately and happily welcomed him back, including Roger Harrington, a true testament to his intelligence.
- Skilled Tactician: Parker draws from pop culture when formulating strategies, notably when he let Iron Man and War Machine know of his plan to tie up Ant-Man's legs, after which they knocked the immobilized giant down. In a similar fashion, Parker devised a plan to rescue Doctor Strange from Ebony Maw by ejecting him out of his Q-Ship through a hull breach. He also uses the laws of physics to his advantage, such as when he used the lift from a SWAT team's helicopter blades to his advantage to get enough momentum to break a window in order to save his classmates. Parker is still relatively inexperienced, however, since he asked Iron Man for advice during the Avengers Civil War, and later consistently asked for Karen's assistance in taking down Vulture and his gang.
- "I hope you got a few good licks in."
"Yeah, I got quite a few in, actually."
- ―May Parker and Peter Parker
- Basic Combatant: After fighting crime for six months, 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 and often gets distracted while in combat. Despite his inexperience, Spider-Man easily defeated both Falcon and Winter Soldier, two military-trained hand-to-hand combatants, as well as temporarily hold his own against the far more experienced Captain America; according to Iron Man, however, Rogers was holding back during that fight and could have beaten Parker easily. Parker also fought against Vulture despite the latter repeatedly besting him in combat. Because of his limited experience, Parker was easily subdued by the Shocker during their brawl due to him heavily relying on his Web-Shooters for offensive attacks. Later on, Parker had somewhat improved his skills but remained vastly outclassed by experienced fighters, as when he and his allies fought the Guardians of the Galaxy and later when he briefly fought Thanos. While he was able to briefly duel the highly skilled Star-Lord, he was quickly subdued. Due to his predictable combat style during the Battle of Titan, Thanos defeated Spider-Man in moments after recognizing Parker's attack pattern. Furthermore, during the Battle of Earth, Parker was capable of handling group of fights with each incoming attack and despite activating the Instant-Kill mode in his suit, he was easily overwhelmed by the sheer number of Outriders that were called for assistance.
- Master Acrobat: Due to his superhuman agility, Spider-Man can perform acrobatic and gymnastic feats, such as flips, with little effort. Hence, he was able to accurately shoot a string of webbing at Captain America's Shield, then caught it mid-air and land on a vehicle. While wearing the Iron Spider Armor, Parker's coordination is greatly enhanced, allowing him to easily navigate throughout the environment of Titan, rescuing Mantis, Star-Lord, and Drax mid-air while swinging through the obstacles affected by the planet's gravitational distortions, as well as effortlessly dodge preciously-shot plasma blast from a master marksman like Star-Lord.
- Master Marksman: Spider-Man possesses extremely keen eyesight, and is able to accurately utilize his Web-Shooters to neutralize his targets during his crime-fighting. He was capable of simultaneously ensnaring Captain America's hands and strip him of his shield, mid-air, executing it all at high speed. He was also able to precisely shoot a Spider-Tracer onto Herman Schultz's foot across a classroom, and ensnare and latch onto Vulture's Exo-Suit with little effort despite the rig moving at incredible speeds at times, notably during the Hijacking of the Stark Cargo Plane.
- Skilled Investigator: Parker was able to effectively utilize his suit's video archives and Karen's access to law enforcement databases to generate suspects to interrogate and locate Vulture and his illegal weapons trade, notably producing the identity Aaron Davis.
- Bilingualism: Parker speaks his native English, as well as some Spanish, studying the language in school with success and being able to understand enough to know a quip Delmar was making about his aunt, May Parker, and then make his own quip about the deli owner's daughter.
- "How'd you find me? You put a tracker in my suit or something?"
"I put everything in your suit."
- ―Spider-Man and Iron Man
- Spider-Man Suit: Parker originally wore a handmade suit while operating on the streets of New York City. Nothing more than a red hoodie, blue sweats, and a pair of goggles, this suit was created with the intention to help Parker to conceal his identity and keep his superhuman senses in check. Parker would later use an upgraded and much more refined suit designed by Tony Stark to better focus his superhuman senses. The new suit also included moving eyepieces that resemble camera shutters to filter out stimuli while in use.
- Utility Belt: The suit has a utility belt seamlessly integrated into it. It contains spare web fluid cartridges for Spider-Man's Web-Shooters.
- Spider-Drone: The spider emblem on the front of Parker's suit can detach and act as a reconnaissance device. It has a drone mode allowing it to fly onto a target for Parker to follow.
- GPS Tracking System: In his right Web-Shooter, Parker has access to the suit's GPS tracking system via a holographic display, allowing him to follow his Spider-Drone.
- Karen: After deactivating the Training Wheels Protocol, Parker's suit now features an A.I. user interface program similar to J.A.R.V.I.S. and F.R.I.D.A.Y. that provides diagnostic and tactical reports.
- Iron Spider Armor: Following his confrontation with Vulture, Tony Stark presented the newly created Iron Spider Armor for Parker to use as the newest member of the Avengers, but Parker declined the offer. After initially rejecting the suit, Parker was ultimately given the armor to help during his pursuit of a Q-Ship over New York City, and later during the Battle of Titan. The suit was composed of nanites, similarly to Tony Stark's latest Iron Man suit, and was able to manifest four armored spider-legs from the rear spider symbol, which granted Spider-Man greater mobility and better grip on his surroundings.
- "You have 576 possible web-shooter combinations."
- Web-Shooters: A pair of wrist-mounted mechanical devices used by Spider-Man to project synthetic webbing. Parker invented the first pair while Tony Stark created a new and improved pair to go along with his new suit. Though, this new pair supplied by Stark merely involved technological improvements and a few new features while the overall mechanics and webbing itself Stark did not attempt to replace. The upgraded Web-Shooters come with selective web types and a laser targeting system for accuracy. Parker finds the amount of possible Web-Shooter combinations Stark included to be excessive.
- Synthetic Webbing: Created by Peter Parker himself, this web-like organic chemical substance is meant to emulate the silk created by the common spider, while its composition and tensile strength are substantial enough to greatly impress Tony Stark himself. This synthetic spider silk is used by Parker to help 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 compound was so durable that both Captain America and Winter Soldier had trouble breaking it, despite their enhanced strength. Parker can also fabricate his web compound with ordinary school chemicals used while in chemistry classes. According to himself, the webs take about two hours to dissipate. The latest formula developed is his 3.01 version.
- Spider-Signal: A red light emitted from Spider-Man's web-shooters, which Tony Stark added much to Parker's surprise and delight.
- Spider-Tracer: A small tracker designed by Tony Stark that resembles a spider. Parker planted the tracker on Herman Schultz and used it to track his gang's movements.
- Stark Industries Private Jet: After being recruited by Tony Stark to assist his team in the fight against Captain America's team during the Avengers Civil War, Parker boarded the Stark Industries Private Jet to go to Germany to assist in the fight.
- Q-Ship: After Doctor Strange was kidnapped by Ebony Maw, both Stark and Parker broke into the Q-Ship to rescue him. Stark killed Maw by ejecting him into outer space and Parker saved Strange from being sucked out into space. The trio then used the ship to travel to Titan and stop Thanos.
- "I know you sneak out of this house every night. That's not fine."
- ―May Parker to Peter Parker
- Parker Residence: The Parker Residence is the apartment home to May and Peter Parker. When Tony Stark is required to bring Captain America and his team into custody, Stark goes to Queens to recruit Parker. After Spider-Man's battle at the airport with the Avengers, Aunt May aided Parker's bruise in his room. When Spider-Man had returned home, Ned Leeds had been inside of his room all along and had witnessed Parker crawling across the ceiling while wearing his Spider-Man Suit. Returning to the Residence, Parker and Leeds used the Tracer on Shocker's boot to begin following the gang's current movements as they made their way outside of New York City. After asking Liz Toomes to go to homecoming with him, Parker returned to his home and asked Aunt May for her assistance. Once he returned back home, Parker discovered that Stark had returned his suit, putting it on again, until Aunt May shockingly saw him wearing the suit.
- Midtown School of Science and Technology: Midtown School of Science and Technology is a high school that Parker and his best friend Ned Leeds attend as students. It also had an Academic Decathlon Team that is managed by Roger Harrington and led by Liz Toomes; only now appointed to Michelle Jones as the new team's captain. Parker took advantage of the school's equipment for his Spider-Man activity, using the chemistry labs to synthesize his web fluid and hiding his homemade suit below a series of lockers.
|Appearances for Peter Parker|
In chronological order:
- 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.
- Parker is a fan of the indie rock band Alt-J.
- Parker is a Star Wars fan and a Lego collector. He has Star Wars action figures and Lego models of the Death Star, a X-Wing fighter, and a AT-AT Walker. He also referenced The Empire Strikes Back during the Clash of the Avengers.
- Parker is a fan of the New York Mets, as seen by the baseball cap in his bedroom.
- Parker's school locker is #1184.
- Spider-Man is one of three superheroes who defeated the main antagonist of their first standalone movie without any assistance, the other two were Hulk and Ant-Man.
Behind the Scenes
- Tom Holland made audition tapes together with Jon Bernthal while filming Pilgrimage, both landing their roles of Peter Parker and Frank Castle respectively.
- Tom Holland learned that he had been cast as Spider-Man on Instagram: "I was actually having a really bad day, and I found out on Instagram. I was in my bed, I was scrolling through Instagram, and Marvel had posted a photo of Spider-Man. It said, 'Go to our website, and find out who it is'. I opened the screen, and then it said my name, and I went nuts."
- During his audition, Tom Holland mentioned that Robert Downey, Jr. gave him advice, saying "Listen, I remember my screen test for Iron Man. I remember how terrified I was. Just think of it as an audition. It's nothing too scary. If you get it wrong, we'll just start again. No pressure.".
- Max Favreau, the son of Jon Favreau, had a role as an "Expo Kid" in Iron Man 2 which was later retconned as a young Peter Parker. This is a nod to the relationship shared between Happy Hogan and Parker in Spider-Man: Homecoming.
- In an interview with the Huffington Post, Holland confirmed that the child that Iron Man rescues from the Hammer Drones in Iron Man 2 was, in fact, Peter Parker after "literally" having conversation with Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige "only 20 minutes ago". Jon Watts revealed in an interview with Uproxx that the boy retroactively revealed to be Parker was portrayed by Jon Favreau's son, Max Favreau.
- Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is the fifth live-action incarnation of the character, following incarnations portrayed by Nicholas Hammond, Shinji Todō, Tobey Maguire, and Andrew Garfield.
- Tom Holland has stated that while he has not been in contact with either of them, he will take inspiration in his performance from both Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield's incarnations of Spider-Man.
- Unlike previous incarnations, this Spider-Man's agility and athleticism were performed by actor Tom Holland due to his history in dance and gymnastics, thereby allowing a majority of the stunts to be produced practically and without CGI.
- Tom Holland mentioned that he has signed on for three Spider-Man movies and three other Marvel films bringing a total of six films in his contract.
- Asa Butterfield, Charlie Rowe, Judah Lewis, Matt Lintz and Charlie Plummer were the final contenders for Spider-Man with Rowe being the runner-up for the role.
- In Captain America: Civil War, Spider-Man kicks but never punches. Holland noted it was a conscious decision to emphasize Parker's age: "Every decision we make on set is based off, 'How would a kid react in this situation?' so every fight scene we have is designed in a way that's almost child-friendly, so he never actually punches anyone. It's all done [by him] kind of by accident."
- In the Italian dubbing of the Iron Fist episode Eight Diagram Dragon Palm, Ward Meachum mentions Spider-Man when he compares Danny Rand's scaling of a building, instead of Daredevil.
- Spider-Man is mentioned in the Wu-Tang Clan song "Protect Ya Neck", which is featured in The Defenders episode The Defenders.
- A Spider-Man easter egg can be noticed in the Inhumans episode Divide -- And Conquer, when Sammy questions Black Bolt about how he got his powers, asking if he obtained them after being bitten by a radioactive bug.
- Marvin Ross, Holland Diaz, Danny Downey, David Elson, Alrik Kreemke, Chris Silcox, Christian Peden, Luke Scott and Greg Townley were stunt doubles for Tom Holland in the role of Spider-Man.
- Ian Kyle Findley and Freddy Parkington were stand-ins for Tom Holland in the role of Spider-Man.
- Spider-Man, Black Panther and Black Widow are the only characters in the Marvel Cinematic Universe to receive a solo movie following their debut.
- Parker's birthday being August 10th is a reference to Amazing Fantasy Vol. 1 #15, where Spider-Man made his first appearance and was released on August 10, 1962.
- This version of Parker served as one of the inspirations for one of the Spider-Men featured in the Sony Pictures Animation film Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.
- ↑ Translated from German: The Amazing Sticky Boy
- ↑ 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 2.12 2.13 2.14 2.15 2.16 2.17 2.18 2.19 2.20 2.21 2.22 2.23 2.24 2.25 2.26 2.27 2.28 2.29 2.30 2.31 2.32 2.33 Spider-Man: Homecoming
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Spider-Man: Homecoming director confirms Peter Parker's Iron Man 2 cameo
- ↑ Iron Man 2
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 Captain America: Civil War
- ↑ Ant-Man
- ↑ Spider-Man: Homecoming Prelude
- ↑ 8.0 8.1 8.2 Spider-Man: Homecoming Deleted Scene
- ↑ Captain America: Civil War Post-credits Scene
- ↑ 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 10.5 10.6 Avengers: Infinity War
- ↑ 11.0 11.1 Avengers: Endgame
- ↑ Spider-Man: Far From Home's Final Elemental May Be The Previous Three Combined
- ↑ 'Spider-Man' Star Tom Holland Admits He's Never Seen 'Empire Strikes Back'
- ↑ EXCLUSIVE: Jon Bernthal and Tom Holland made audition tapes together to land The Punisher and Spider-Man roles
- ↑ Tom Holland found out about his Spider-Man casting on Instagram
- ↑ Tom Holland Learned He Got His 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' Role From a Marvel Instagram Post
- ↑ THR: Tom Holland Explains Why His Spider-Man "Never Actually Punches Anyone"
- ↑ Vimeo: Spider-Man reference in the Italian dubbing of Iron Fist
- ↑ Iron Fist: 1.04: Eight Diagram Dragon Palm
- ↑ "Protect Ya Neck" by the Wu-Tang Clan (line: "Swinging through your town like your neighborhood Spider-Man")
- ↑ The Defenders: 1.08: The Defenders
- ↑ Inhumans: 1.03: Divide -- And Conquer
- ↑ Interview: 'Into the Spider-Verse' Producers Phil Lord and Chris Miller Talk Spider-Man, Stan Lee and Reinventing the Comic Book Movie