|For other uses, see Spider-Man (disambiguation)|
- "I'm just a friendly neighborhood Spider-Man."
Peter Benjamin Parker is a high school student who gained spider-like abilities, fighting crime across New York City as the alter ego Spider-Man, hoping someday, he will 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' 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 onto their ship with Iron Man. Having then 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 then caused the Snap, resulting in the deaths of trillions, including Spider-Man's, who turned to dust in Iron Man's arms. Having been dead for five years, Spider-Man was then resurrected when the Hulk had managed to reverse the Snap, as Spider-Man rejoined their fight against Thanos, just in time to witness Iron Man sacrifice his life to defeat the Mad Titan.
The bereaved and traumatized Parker decided to take some time off of his hero duties following Tony Stark's death, seeking refuse on his trip to Europe with all his classmates. However, despite wanting to focus his attention on winning the attention of Michelle Jones, Parker witnessed an Elemental attack and was recruited by Nick Fury to work with Mysterio to defeat the creatures. Once they had seemingly defeated these enemies, Parker handed over Stark's glasses to Mysterio, granting him access to Stark technology, only to discover that Mysterio lied to him. Recruiting Happy Hogan's help, Spider-Man followed Mysterio into London, exposing his illusions and defeated his former ally. However, upon his return into New York, doctored footage was sent to The Daily Bugle, which showed Mysterio exposing Spider-Man's true identity to the entire world as well as incriminating him for an alleged mass murder in London.
Growing Up in New York
Peter Parker was born in Queens, New York City on August 10, 2001. Since his childhood, the young Parker was raised by his aunt May Parker and uncle Ben Parker, the latter of whom died later in his life.
- "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, as well as Tony Stark's autograph. During his second visit, Hammer Drones sent by Ivan Vanko began attacking the expo, prompting Stark, the host, to fight them as Iron Man. One drone had landed in front of Parker, who held his hand up in defiance and aimed his toy repulsor at the suit. Iron Man arrived shortly thereafter and annihilated the drone, thanking Parker for his help before flying off to continue his battle, leaving Parker awestruck.
- "You got bit by a spider? Can it bite me? It'd probably hurt, right? You know what, whatever. Even if it did hurt, I'll let it bite me. Maybe. How much did it hurt?"
"Spider's dead, Ned."
- ―Ned Leeds and Peter Parker
In his teens, Parker attended Midtown School of Science and Technology, where he quickly became best friends with his classmate Ned Leeds, but found himself deadlocked in a rivalry with Flash Thompson. Parker also became acquainted with Michelle Jones, who often seemingly teased him and Leeds, and developed a crush on Liz Toomes, a popular girl who was two years his senior.
At the age of fourteen, Parker was bitten by a spider and acquired superhuman powers, including strength and speed proportional to that of a spider and an uncanny ability to adhere to walls. Resolving to use his abilities to help those in need, Parker developed his own synthetic web fluid and Web-Shooters to use when battling criminals in New York City as the masked superhero Spider-Man. To keep his identity as Spider-Man a secret, Parker maintained an unassuming lifestyle, refusing to join the football team or do anything he would not have done before.
Since beginning his vigilante and amateur superhero career, Spider-Man has caught the attention of various news organizations and reporters. Witnesses have filmed footage of his feats, such as subduing a thief and stopping a speeding car from hitting a bus, and they have posted said footage to YouTube and other video hosting sites.
Recruited by Tony Stark
- "So, you're the Spiderling? Crime-Fighting-Spider? Spider-Boy?"
- ―Tony Stark and Peter Parker
After Parker returned home from school, he greeted his Aunt May and then made mention of a 'crazy car' parked outside their 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 uncovered the makeshift outfit that Parker used as his costume hidden in a loft space. Parker had no other choice but 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, to which 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 enhanced senses. When Stark wondered 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.
Ignoring Parker, Stark said that the mission could be dangerous and decided to tell 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, ordering him not to tell May. Stark relented but after a brief silence, asked to be freed from his webbing. Embarrassed, Parker freed Stark's hand from the door awkwardly so he could leave as they then went to Germany.
Parker was then escorted by Happy Hogan onboard Stark Industries Private Jet bound for Germany. While Hogan was driving him, Parker made a video throughout his trip which Hogan reminded 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, he was amazed by all the cool features onboard, 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 on 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. While at the hotel, Parker paid to watch an expensive movie, with the bill going to Hogan, who would suspect for years to come that Parker had watched an age-inappropriate film due to the price.
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 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 and shortly narrated the standoff from some distance away, excitedly capturing Iron Man along with other members of the Avengers. While he was 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 his great excitement.
Spider-Man quickly put down his phone and swung to the standoff, thereby stripping Captain America of his shield with his webbing while also binding Rogers' hands together. Spider-Man then gracefully landed on a tug, casually greeting everyone. He then quickly became distracted at the sight of the Avengers, who he idolized, much to Iron Man's annoyance since he told Spider-Man to stop talking and instead focus onto their mission. After saluting Captain America, Spider-Man looked on as Iron Man and Captain America continued to argue about the Sokovia Accords, 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 it 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 concluded fighting against Captain America, Spider-Man once again picked up his phone and described what was transpiring during his scuffle, explaining how he had stolen Captain America's Shield during their skirmish. However, while he was narrating to the camera, Spider-Man witnessed Ant-Man transforming himself into his giant form before grabbing hold of War Machine's leg in mid-air which briefly stopped the battle. Spider-Man shouted an expletive at the sheer disbelief of the sight he was beholden to.
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. Before going on, he was interrupted by the arrival of Happy Hogan, who knocked on the door and informed him that 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. Parker also purchased and watched an adult video through the hotel's pay-per-view that night.
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 in his bedroom as 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 Parker assured his aunt 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 Midtown once he had taken the train across from New York City, Parker accidentally got in the way of Flash Thompson, who was driving his father's expensive sports car. Thompson immediately mocked him and called him "Penis Parker" as a way of greeting, which Parker ignored. Parker then walked into school through a sea of other 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 met with his best friend Ned Leeds, who invited Parker to build his new Lego Death Star. While highly excited, Parker claimed he could not join Leeds in building the Death Star tonight as he instead had his internship at Stark Industries. When Leeds was somewhat disappointed, Parker expressed his hope it could lead to a real job with Tony Stark. Parker then became distracted by Liz Toomes walking by as Leeds suggested he would come over later that night to work on the Death Star after making some headway on it.
During physics class, Parker watched clips of himself as the Spider-Man performing various heroic deeds to try and get a sense of the public's perception of him. However, Monica Warren noticed he was not paying attention and since Thompson had just failed to answer her question correctly, she invited Parker to try. Parker took one look at the board and solved how to determine linear acceleration on a pendulum swing between two points, innately familiar with the concept due to his web-slinging. Warren complimented him, prompting an annoyed Thompson to try and intimidate Parker.
As he kept a close watch on the clock throughout the day, Parker then went to Cobbwell's lab, in which he was being taught Neils Bohr's discoveries regarding quantum theory. Parker had finished his lab early so he instead focused on upgrading his web fluid for his Web-Shooters. Parker secretly mixed the chemicals together in a beaker hidden in his class drawer to create the fluid, but discovered that it was forming much too fast and soon began to overflow over the beaker. Parker simply shut his drawer and continued listening to Cobbwell's lesson, while still keeping an eye on the clock to keep track of how long until he could leave school and be Spider-Man.
Once their lunch break started, Parker and Leeds continued admiring Toomes from afar in the cafeteria, watching her as she put up a banner for the upcoming homecoming dance. As they discussed what top Toomes was wearing and if it was new or not, Michelle Jones interrupted and stated they were both creepy losers. Parker was confused and Leeds 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 Parker had ever even met Tony Stark in person, the rest of their team, particularly Toomes and Cindy Moon, expressed their shock that Parker would be quitting right before Nationals.
After practice while eating with his teammates, Parker was forced to defend his sudden decision to quit the decathlon team as Toomes noted how little time there was before they went to Washington, D.C. for Nationals and Parker was their best player in physics. Although Parker tried to argue that they had Thompson to replace him, Abe Brown noted that everyone on the team preferred Parker. Parker then insisted that the decathlon would not do a physics challenge two years in a row.
As some decathlon members threw food at him out of annoyance for him quitting, Parker continued apologizing as he left the table. Toomes followed him down the hallway, assuring Parker that she understood the struggle of trying to juggle everything in his life, but suggested he could still come experience Washington with their team, who were counting on him. Parker continued to insist that he simply did not have the time, leaving Toomes disappointed.
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 at Delmar's Deli-Grocery, where he greeted Delmar and bought himself a sandwich gummy worms as an after-school snack. Delmar asked after Parker's aunt before saying in Spanish that May was a beautiful woman. Parker retorted in Spanish by asking after Delmar's own daughter. Delmar threatened to overcharge him for the sandwich, but Parker apologized, convincing him to sell for the original price. Parker then greeted Murph and paid for the sandwich.
- "Hey, Happy, here's my report for tonight, I stopped a grand theft bicycle, Couldn't find the owner, so I just left a note. I helped this lost, old Dominican lady. She was really nice and bought me a churro. I just 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 sidewalk in an attempt to get away. So Spider-Man leaped 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 he could not find the owner, Spider-Man left a note signed by the "Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man."
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 the 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 on Hogan's voicemail 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, preparing a posture, 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 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 returned to the Parker Residence, slowly opening the window into his bedroom and crawled on the ceiling, stealthily moving through once closing the window after making sure Aunt May wouldn't notice him. Taking special care not to make any noise as he arrived, 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 was inside 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.
After Parker took off the suit and realized he had accidentally invited Leeds over to finish the Lego Death Star, they were interrupted by May. She informed Parker that they would be eating out tonight as her turkey meatloaf had failed to cook properly. May invited Leeds to join them for Thai food, but Parker claimed that he had another engagement. May then recommended that Parker put on some clothes before they leave. When Leeds questioned if May knew the truth, Parker revealed that nobody but Tony Stark knew.
When Parker revealed that Stark had made the suit for him, Leeds excitedly wondered if he was a member of the Avengers, to which Parker awkwardly claimed that he "basically" was. Following some more arguing, Parker managed to convince Leeds to keep his Spider-Man activities a secret from May, not wanting to cause any more distress for his aunt after the death of his uncle, which Leeds reluctantly agreed to. As Leeds left, he tried to ask Parker more questions about being Spider-Man, which an overwhelmed Parker promised to answer tomorrow at school.
Dinner with Aunt May
Together, Parker and Aunt May went to Prachya Thai. As Parker pondered over recent events, May then questioned him over why he was so distracted and barely touching his food, as larb was his favorite. Parker excused that the internship at Stark Industries was stressing him out. Just then, Parker noticed a NY1 news broadcast reporting Spider-Man's fight at the Robbery of the Queens Community Bank and the destruction of Delmar's Deli-Grocery.
Parker's attention was brought back to May when she recommended that he never get involved with anything like that, which Parker quickly promised not to. Parker then changed the subject by revealing that he lost his fifth backpack and needed a replacement. They were interrupted by a Thai Waiter, who offered May dessert on the house, prompting Parker to tease his aunt over the man having a crush on her.
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 of the 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 annoy 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 Andre 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 revealed to Leeds that he had 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 Betty Brant Charles Murphy, and Seymour O'Reilly, during which 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 up to 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 apprehensive 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 her 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 of the Queens Community Bank the other day, 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 Grenade set and other equipment for Davis to possibly buy, their deal was suddenly interrupted when they heard a call ringtone as Ned Leeds' had called 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. Intent on saving Davis, Spider-Man then intervened and told the two thugs to shoot him instead of Davis. 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 treehouse and crashing through a garden shed. 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 their van, 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 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 had inquired how Stark 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 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 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 had 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 of desisting with Tony Stark, Parker still began investigating his new adversary. He had told Ned Leeds about his own terrifying encounter with Vulture and his discovery of their Chitauri Energy Core which had been left behind in the wake of his chase 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 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 had still continued closely following Schultz's movements. In boredom, Leeds asked Parker to wear his mask, finding it to be rather awesome.
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 to intercept Vulture's Crew, 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 bus ride to Washington, D.C., Liz Toomes questioned their team to get them ready for the finals, with Parker even 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 nearing their destination, Parker, Jones and Leeds caught sight of the wreckage of the Triskelion still present. Jones came over to them and had explained that Damage Control was still clearing up the destruction 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 wondered 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 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.
Upon donning the Spider-Man Suit with removed restrictions, Spider-Man discovered that the suit was harboring his own personal A.I. system. Upon introducing herself to him 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 Damage Control transfer trucks coming by shortly.
As Spider-Man prepared to engage with Vulture's Crew, his new A.I. recommended new features active in his suit, only for Spider-Man to discover she meant an "instant kill mode" which he rejected, not wishing to kill anyone. The A.I. then showed Spider-Man his new Web-Shooters and it's 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 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 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 Vulture's attacks, he had then begged his A.I. to fix his webs while Vulture still furiously attempted to take his bag back.
During the course of the battle, Spider-Man pulled the bag back from 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 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 awoke 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 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 federal 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 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 their competition. Parker tracked all his friends to the Washington Monument and just reached the Monument at the moment the Chitauri Energy Core 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 informed him that since he had used his only parachute from the Spider-Man Suit during his recent encounter with 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 mid-air 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 Vulture was using the technology stolen from Damage Control to make weapons and all he had to do now was catch 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, 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 Andre Wilson not even bothering to attempt to stop Parker, who had proceeded to collect his hidden Synthetic Webbing 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 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 not intimidated 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 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 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 Vulture unmasked. Before Spider-Man could confront the man, however, he was then interrupted by FBI agents 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 Vulture needed to don his suit and began attacking Spider-Man and the FBI agents. 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, 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 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
While initially demoralized by all the recent events and the loss of his Spider-Man Suit, Parker chose the accept his forced retirement and rationalized that his goal of joining the Avengers was doomed to fail due to their permanent move to the New Avengers Facility. As he accepted that he should return to his daily life at Midtown School of Science and Technology, 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 Andre 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 schoolwork, 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 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 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 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 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 Vulture.
Hastily putting on the original Spider-Man Suit, Spider-Man then ran outside only to be ambushed by Shocker, who had been tasked by 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 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 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 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 Vulture had planned to hijack. They then tracked Vulture to his Headquarters as Parker sped towards his location, accidentally crashing the car.
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 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 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 flew toward the Stark Cargo Plane which had just taken off with millions of dollars worth of equipment. Unaware of Spider-Man's presence, 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 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 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 Vulture to learn about his presence. 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Vulture to take him by surprise. Despite all the damage to his adversary's Vulture's Exo-Suit, Vulture maintained a clear advantage over Spider-Man.
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 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.
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, 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, 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 Vulture finally defeated, Spider-Man then webbed him to the remaining piece of cargo with a note revealing that this was indeed Vulture, with an included apology for what had happened to Tony Stark's own airplane during the clash. Spider-Man then rested on top of a rollercoaster and watched as the New York City Police Department eventually arrived onto the scene, along with Happy Hogan, where they soon found and then arrested Toomes for his many crimes.
Hero of New York
Returning to School
With Vulture finally defeated and being taken away into custody, everything began to return to normal for Parker again, as he then returned to Midtown School of Science and Technology. While walking through the hallways with Ned Leeds, Parker listened as his best friend continued to recount their fight against Shocker, in which Leeds had successfully saved Parker from being killed with Shocker's Gauntlet by using Spider-Man's Web-Shooters to stop him.
However, as a direct result of Vulture's arrest and the reveal of his criminal activities, Liz Toomes and her mother decided to move away from New York City. As Toomes was about to leave school, Parker went over to her and apologized for running out of the Homecoming dance, but once again couldn't offer an explanation. Parker gave his condolences to Toomes over her father's arrest and learned she was moving to Oregon as her father didn't want his family 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. Nationals, getting a big round of applause by all the team members. However, with Toomes moving away, Harrington noted that they needed a new team leader and revealed that Toomes would be succeeded by Michelle Jones, much to the approval of everybody in the room, including Parker. Jones noted that she preferred her friends to instead call her "MJ."
During practice, Parker got a text from Happy Hogan to meet in the bathroom for their private conversation. Upon reading this, Parker then excused himself from their Decathlon team meeting to go and meet with Hogan. However, as Parker prepared to leave, Jones questioned where he was going and what he was hiding. Parker was momentarily nervous that Jones suspected the truth, only for her to then jokingly claim that she actually didn't care about his life, much to Parker's relief.
Meeting Hogan in the bathroom as requested, Parker then listened as Hogan apologized for ignoring his calls and not treating him seriously. Hogan also thanked Parker for saving the Stark Cargo Plane from 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. Parker would inform his aunt of his duel identity, and she came to accept it, even supporting his work as Spider-Man.
Two years later, en route to a school field trip to MoMA, Parker's senses alerted him to danger, prompting him to glance outside the school bus' window. Spotting the appearance of an alien warship hovering over New York City, Parker decided to respond to the potential threat.
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 from 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.
Swinging around the city with an unconscious Doctor Strange, Spider-Man had 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 pulled 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 deployed the Item 17A from the New Avengers Facility. Beginning to run out of oxygen, Spider-Man removed his mask as he was 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 made its way to the planet of 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, as the young hero attempted to explain himself.
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 it 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, which 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.
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 an arm piece and attempted to safely land on 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 the 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 measured the planet's gravitational pull, determining it was off its axis. Mantis began testing the gravity by leaping up and down, much to Parker's exasperation. As Stark tried to come up with a plan to stop Thanos, Drax yawned in interruption. Star-Lord explained that listening isn’t what they do and Parker questioned what exactly the rest of the Guardians do. Mantis explained what they do in a comprehensive statement, leaving both Parker and Stark completely dumbfounded.
Stark told Star-Lord to get his team together and as they were trying to come up with 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 was 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, as Spider-Man launched webbing into Thanos' 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, Thanos quickly immobilized Spider-Man and angered by the provocations, threw him at Strange. Swinging by, Spider-Man would then cover Thanos' fist with webs, 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... I'm sorry."
- ―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? 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 the 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 Snap by time traveling to alternate timelines and collecting the Infinity Stones from the past to make their Nano Gauntlet. Upon his resurrection, Parker was unaware that any time had passed since his original death and believed that he had merely fallen unconscious until Doctor Strange informed him that five years had passed.
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. Parker joined the group that he was apart of and looked around the many armies that were lined up to engaged the colossal battle that was ahead. Spider-Man prepared himself to fight against Thanos and his armies, which includes Chitauri, Sakaaran army, Outriders, and the Black Order. Spider-Man and his allies began to charge, swinging into action and avoiding many attacks.
During the battle, Spider-Man used his webs to pull Cull Obsidian back to prevent him from harming Iron Man. After Ant-Man crushed Obsidian with his enlarged foot, Parker removed his mask and helped Iron Man stand up on his feet. Parker told Stark about turning into dust before passing out, further noting that Strange was there with him on Titan and began to wake him up to tell the rest that they need him. While talking, Parker was happily given a hug from Stark.
Protecting the Gauntlet
- "Hi. I'm Peter Parker."
"Hey, Peter Parker. You got something for me?"
"I don't know how you're gonna get through all that."
- ―Spider-Man and Captain Marvel
After Hawkeye gave Black Panther the Nano Gauntlet to protect it, Spider-Man swung in and called out to Black Panther, who was trapped by Ebony Maw. Black Panther then threw it up and Spider-Man shot a web strand at it. Once Spider-Man had taken the Nano Gauntlet and landed onto an Outrider, he then activated 'Instant Kill' mode to impale countless Outriders. Despite defeating many Outriders, Spider-Man had a hard time handling them in packs, knowing he didn't have much leverage against them.
After Spider-Man called for assistance, Captain America noticed the Outriders attacking him and hurled Mjølnir at Parker, who hung onto the hammer with a web strand, 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 Mark XLIX Armor, caught him and dropped him off onto Valkyrie's steed, Aragorn. Parker attempted to introduce himself to Valkyrie, but a shot from the Sanctuary II threw him off the steed and onto the ground.
Spider-Man then tried to run away from the upcoming fire but interrupted with a blast, sending him flying across the field. After noticing incoming fire from above that are shooting down at many people below, Parker took cover under the tempest of energy blasts from Thanos' ship, but the ship's guns turned towards Captain Marvel, who had entered the Earth's atmosphere and destroyed the Sanctuary II. Captain America asked Danvers to help transport the Infinity Stones over to Luis' Van.
While still protecting the Nano Gauntlet, Parker noticed Danvers landing in front of him and nervously introduced himself, having Danvers greet him. Once Danvers asked something from Parker, he looked over to the many armed forces crowding against him. Parker handed her the Nano Gauntlet before telling her that he doesn't know how she'll be able to go through all of Thanos' army. Danvers flew towards the van while Parker took a rest from all the fighting.
Losing Tony Stark
- "Mr. Stark? Hey, Mr. Stark? Can you hear me? It's Peter. We won, Mr. Stark. We won, Mr. Stark. We won, and you did it, sir. You did it. I'm sorry... Tony..."
- ―Spider-Man to Tony Stark
Despite their best efforts, Thanos destroyed the van with his Double-Edged Sword and struggled with Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, and Captain Marvel for possession of the Nano Gauntlet. Ultimately, Stark stole the Infinity Stones and integrated them into his suit, using them to wipe out Thanos and his entire army. Once the gamma radiation was emitted into the fatally wounded Stark, Parker swung over to him after Thanos' army was gone and began to notice that he wasn't in good condition.
Parker walked up to Stark who had War Machine by his side, leaning towards him for conversation. Parker told Stark that they had won the battle but Stark couldn't answer back, causing Parker to tear up. Desperately wanting to find a response from Stark, Parker realized that he was dying and became overwhelmed with guilt. After Pepper Potts pulled the crying Parker away and said her goodbye, Stark died slowly in peace and Parker honored his death afterward.
After Potts, her daughter Morgan, Happy Hogan, and James Rhodes had finished watching Stark's final recorded message before he went on the Time Heist, Parker attended Stark's funeral with his aunt May. Once Potts sent Stark's inactive Arc Reactor that was cuddled with flowers into the lake, Parker witnessed the Arc Reactor floating away as a tribute for him sacrificing his life to end Thanos' plan to incinerate the universe.
Parker then returned to Midtown School of Science and Technology, along with the many students who turned into dust from Thanos' actions. Parker arrived with an upset feeling of what he had gone through in battle and Stark's death. Parker looked away upon on his right and began to smile as he was reunited with Ned Leeds. The two did their own friendship handshake before hugging one another and going to class.
Discussing Travel Plans
Eight months after being resurrected in the Blip, Parker had developed feelings for fellow classmate and friend, Michelle Jones, and decided to use the upcoming school summer trip to Europe to confess his feelings. On the last day of school, Parker approached Ned Leeds in art class and detailed his plan to hopefully get his friend's input on his moves.
Parker laid out his plan to Leeds, explaining how he'll sit next to Jones on the flight to Europe, use a dual headphone adapter to watch movies with her, buy a Black Dahlia necklace in Venice, and when they go to Paris, he'll take Jones to the top of the Eiffel Tower to give her the necklace and tell her how he feels, hoping to know that she would feel the same way. Leeds then told Parker the next step of his plan should be to not do any of that.
Unexpectedly confused, Parker asked Leeds why he shouldn't, being told that both of them will be bachelors in Europe and confidently expressed that Europeans love Americans. Despite his skepticism, Parker told Leeds that he really liked Jones for her personality and humor before seeing her approaching to their table. Jones asked the two if they were excited for the science trip, having Parker to tell her that they were indeed. As Leeds agreed with Parker, he mentioned they were talking about the plan, causing Jones to ask Parker about it.
As he became flustered, Parker told Jones that he doesn't have a plan and Leeds noted that he'll just collect tiny spoons around Europe. Being embarrassed in front of Jones, Parker clarified that he is not collecting spoons but Leeds will do. Jones then told them to download a VPN before the trip, having Parker to agree with her. Leeds told Parker that their interaction went very well, much to his frustration.
Running Several Errands
Walking out of their hallway of Midtown School of Science and Technology, Leeds asked Parker what he will do on his last day in New York City. Parker told Leeds that he has some errands to run such as buying mini toothpaste, pick up his passport, and finally take down the Manfredi Crime Family. As Leeds looked concerned, Parker told him that he is fine on his running errands on his own.
Entering inside Delmar's Deli & Grill to buy his travel gear, Parker was asked by Mister Delmar about his trip and was told if he could come. Parker told Delmar that it was science trip, leading Delmar to be uninterested. As Parker went to the counter, he asked Delmar about giving a dual headphone adapter in Spanish but Delmar was confused on mispronunciation. Parker bought the headphones and started to go to a pawn shop.
While selling his toys at a pawn shop, Parker was told about if he's sure about selling them, to which he was sure enough and admitted that he wanted to buy a gift for a girl that he likes, having the owner to tell him that he hopes that she was worth it. Before leaving the shop, Parker asked for the Lobot toy back and kept it. Parker traveled to the United States Postal Service to get his passport, only to confront a long line of people waiting inside the room.
Getting impatient in the long line, Parker decides to use his phone to call up his Spider-Drone from his backpack and help him find a new spot to wait on line. Parker waited for the Spider-Drone, as it climbed onto another pickup line and pressed a button to activate its opening. After successfully pulling off another lane and getting back his drone, Parker asked a lady for passport to pick up, despite her eating a sandwich.
- "Guys, guys, I just wanted dressing on the side! Fresh ground pepper, anyone? That's it, I'm definitely not giving you a 20% tip!"
After finishing up his own errands before leaving for Europe, Spider-Man suited up his Iron Spider Armor before entering an upper-class restaurant that was controlled by the Manfredi Crime Family. Putting an end to the Mafia Cold War, Spider-Man began to engage in battle in order to get them arrested for good.
Spider-Man defeated a couple of criminals by snaring them with his Synthetic Webbing and dropping them onto the ground. Spider-Man lands onto a table and used his web-grenade to trap another goon from aiming his gun at him. Spider-Man then back-flipped off the table and shot his webbing at numerous goons as he jumped away from gunfire. As the webbing had been fired off to trap the goons onto walls and ceilings, Spider-Man sat down onto a table in awe from it.
Spider-Man suddenly noticed a Manfredi goon shooting at him with his assault rifle and was being shot at with a number of bullets onto, dropping down from the impact from them. While the goon was reloading, Spider-Man told the goon that his suit was bulletproof and pulled himself with his webs and drop kick him in the face. Spider-Man noticed a goon hiding and was reaching for a gun on the floor until he webbed the goon up onto a ceiling.
The rest of the Crime Family ran towards Spider-Man after defeating many of their members and attacked him. Spider-Man punched a goon in the face and evade one of the goons attacks until he used a red bell pepper to beat one of them up. Spider-Man activated his iron spider-legs and attacked a goon from behind after disarming his kitchen knife. Spider-Man clashed with two of the goon's knives and stopped a goon from attacking him with a fire extinguisher.
After puncturing a fire extinguisher from a goon attacking him from behind, Spider-Man attacked all of his surrounding goons, defeating all of them with one quick swing from his iron spider-legs. As the fire extinguisher was set off, Spider-Man waves off the fumes and closed a cracked fish tank with his webs before the New York City Police Department had arrived. Once they came to the restaurant, Spider-Man told the police about the situation.
Spider-Man spoke to one of the police officers that were reporting the crime scene, telling her which ones were the runner, the buyer, the seller, and the snitch before the latter goon was mortified by the blame. Spider-Man apologized to the goon for blowing his cover and advised Officer Bristow to incarcerate the snitch in his own cell. Bristow then asked Spider-Man if he's going to be the next Iron Man but he sarcastically told him that he can't because he's too busy doing the police's jobs.
As the whole group of police officers laughed at Bristow's embarrassment from being talked down upon, Spider-Man told them that he was only kidding but seriously talked to them about doing their jobs this time, noting he will go on vacation. Spider-Man then walked away from the restaurant and let the police do their jobs before declining Bristow's offer to give a selfie, promising to do so next time on his superhero activities.
Pressure from the Public
- "If the aliens come back, what are you gonna do?"
"Does anyone have any neighborhood questions?"
- ―Woman Reporter and Spider-Man
Attending at a homeless support shelter at Urban Sports & Cultural Center that was hosted by May, Spider-Man suited up for his stage performance with his Iron Spider Armor for people who had been displaced and become homeless after the Blip. After May shared her story of being blipped back into existences, she then introduced Spider-Man up on the stage to speak to them. Spider-Man stiffly thanked May for having him, as well as the audience that came to meet him.
Spider-Man walked away from the stage after May told the audience to hangout before he comes back to take photos and videos of him. Spider-Man unmasked himself and high-fived May for her speech. Parker told May that she did well but was criticized by her for being stiff when spoke, agreeing with her. May changed the subject by asking Parker if he packed his passport and mini toothbrush, to which he said that he did indeed.
Parker and May witnessed Happy Hogan with a check and immediately introduced to himself to May. Parker suddenly noticed Hogan flirting with May by asking her about the new dress and talked about his new beard. Once May had got the check from Pepper Potts, she told Parker go to the public and meet them. Parker looked at Hogan and asked what happened but Hogan ignored his question and told him that Nick Fury is calling him.
Parker asked Hogan about why Fury would try to contact him, being told that he calls superheroes for any activities. Parker told Hogan that he probably would call someone else not him until his had started ringing. Picking up his phone, Parker was told that was Fury calling him but he reluctantly refuse to speak to him, but was told to answer the phone or else Hogan will have to. Parker asked Hogan about not answering it himself, being told that he was scared and was told to pick up the phone.
Parker looked up to Hogan and chose to send Fury to voicemail, causing Hogan to freak out towards him ghosting Fury so casually. Parker noticed the crowd of people calling him backstage and told Hogan that he has to go. As Parker walked back and his iron spider-legs opened the curtains, he promised Hogan that he'll call Fury later on, walking away in promise to call him after his school trip. Parker masked himself up and was greeted by the many news reporters.
As a swarm of reporters demanded to ask Spider-Man questions, he would pick a reporter who asked if he was head Avenger, saying no to that question. Spider-Man picked another reporter who asked what will he do if the aliens will come back, rejecting that question. Spider-Man picked another reporter who asked if he's the next Iron Man which overwhelmed Spider-Man with extensive amount of anxiety, causing him to abruptly jump away and left the building.
Spider-Man web-swung up to the building and landed onto the roof, unmasking himself to catch his breath. As Parker calmed himself from all the serious questions he was asked, he got another phone call from Fury but he quickly dismissed it. When Parker overlooked the view of the city, he saw a graffiti memorial to his deceased mentor that he found difficult to look at, grappling with whether or not he could live up to Iron Man.
Later while starting to pack up his clothes for the trip, Parker received a phone call from Fury but kept ignoring him. Parker then saw his Spider-Man Suit, wondering if he should bring it with or not. Before making a choice, Parker was hit by a banana by May, apologizing to him by telling him that she thought he could dodge that. After May questioned Parker about his "Peter Tingle," Parker told her to not call it that and that he really needs this vacation for his summer break.
After getting hugged by May, Parker was told to pack his suit just in case, jokingly by saying she has a tingle about it. Parker looked back on his suit and chose to leave it behind his closet, even looking down on his Iron Spider Armor in a chamber and still chose to leave alone, so that he could enjoy his field trip without having to worry about superhero responsibilities. However, May would later packed his suit herself without his knowledge.
Flying to Europe
On the plane to Europe, Parker was happily excited for the trip, overlooking the view before leaving New York City. Sitting next to Ned Leeds on the plane, Parker was told by Flash Thompson about what an airplane is, making fun of the fact that he was poor enough to got the trains instead of the bus.
After Parker was being made fun by Thompson as he was holding a glass of champagne, Michelle Jones took note of this and told the flight attendant that Thompson was a victim to the Blip, making him underage to drink. Parker laughed at Thompson once his drink was taken away while also being told by Brad Davis how funny Jones was for doing that. Parker listened Leeds as he was surprised that all girls are after him once they were back from the dead.
Parker was then worried at the prospect that Davis would make a move on Jones as he noticed him helping Jones with luggage. After Leeds told Parker about the nine hour flight will take awhile and that they should play Beast Slayers at that time, Parker tried to convince Leeds to help him sit next to Jones despite of his reluctance to do it since he wanted to become a bachelor with Parker, but soon he managed to get Leeds to help him go with his plan. Once Leeds went with the Parker's plan, he went over to Jones and Betty Brant and told them about Parker's fake allergy to perfume from an old lady sitting right in front of where their were sitting at.
As Roger Harrington noticed the commotion of Parker's perfume allergy, he decided to take action and help Parker to sit right next to him for safety. Parker noticed the change that Harrington was putting through his classmates, having Leeds be beside Brant and Jones beside Davis. Parker picked up his backpack and moved down his seat next to Harrington, being informed that his teacher has a very small bladder.
After taking his own seat, Parker was forced to talk to Harrington and listened to his story about his wife who died when the Blip had started but it turned out she ran off with her hiking group. As the flight to Venice was taking off for hours, Parker kept checking on Jones and Davis to see if they were getting to close, making himself mad for ruining the plan. Parker tried to find a movie to calm down but ended to finding Heart of Iron: The Tony Stark Story, causing him to stop himself from doing anything else.
As the flight attendance hat notified the passengers to got to the restroom, Parker decided to go over to it so that he could take a break. While washing his hands, Parker opened only to see Jones in front of him, causing him to move away and go into the bathroom. After trying to get ready to look and pretend to use the bathroom, Parker brushed off look presentable and opened the door, only to find Davis waiting to use the bathroom, much to his disappointment.
Landing in Italy, Parker confronted Ned Leeds after seeing Michelle Jones and Brad Davis together at the airport, telling him that they were having a good time watching movies. After being told that its probably nothing, Parker discovered Leeds and Betty Brant were now in a relationship and asked Leeds what happened to being a bachelor in Europe, noting that he was too grownup for that.
Parker carried his luggage out into the scanner and off to the exit, only for one of the guard dogs to smell something off with his briefcase. Now having to showcase the security for his luggage, Parker attempted to tell the guard that nothing important is in there. The security lady unzipped the case, to which saw his Spider-Man Suit with a sticky note left in by May. Parker looked around nervously, only for the guard to tell them that no bananas were allowed.
After catching up to his classmates at the airport, Parker joined them on a sailboat in Venice, looking around the city landscape and even checking Jones out if she was having a good time. As the boat stopped by at Hotel DeMatteis, Parker and his classmates settle down their luggage into their rooms before being told by Julius Dell to meet up at the Da Vinci Museum later on at noon. Parker and his classmates left the hotel and decided to hang around the city.
As the rest of his classmates were off with their activities, Parker noticed Jones hanging out with Davis as they take photographs of the trip, becoming jealous of how close they were in Venice. As part of his plan to confess his feelings, Parker looked around the city to find a shop that sells jewelry and found a Black Dalia necklace. After buying the necklace, Parker bumped into Jones and walked with each other, talking the phrase with Boh in Italian.
After Jones rejected flowers from one of the keepers, Parker was asked what was in the shopping bag, to which he responded by saying Boh, having her to accept it. The pair walked by the canals noticing a large number of crabs scrambling out of the water and Parker noticed a water drain behaving strangely. Seconds later, Hydro-Man burst out of the canal crashing a gondola that Leeds and Brant were in.
Parker helped get his classmates get out of the boat and saw the Water Elemental rise up from the water. Parker told Leeds to leave with his friends before telling him that he doesn't have his suit. After escorting people out of the way, Parker evaded the Water Elemental's attacks and equipped himself with Web-Shooters behind a wall. Parker attempted to shoot webbing at the creature but it passed straight through with no effect, much to his disappointment.
Noticing a bridge full of people in harm's way, Parker leaped on several wooden poles, grabbed on a paddle to hoist up in the air from a cruiser, and landed onto the bridge. Parker helped clear people out of the way before being punched backward by the Water Elemental's attack into the bridge rail. Recovering from from the knockback, Parker then witnessed Mysterio flying in to fight the Elemental with his magical powers, much to his surprise.
After seeing Mysterio in the air, Parker looked around and saw a carnival mask on the ground, putting it on to conceal his identity. While Mysterio was battling the Water Elemental with sheer force, Parker yelled at the new superhero by saying he could help and that he was very strong and sticky. Mysterio told Parker to lead the Elemental away from the Grand Canal, as he flew away from the scene and Elemental went charging at him.
After listening to Mysterio's advice, Parker back-flipped away from the rooftop and saw him and the Water Elemental following him. Parker swung up on a rooftop of a building and witnessed the chase between Mysterio and the Water Elemental having to cause all of the destruction within the building structure. Parker aided the civilians by swinging across the city keeping rubble off the fleeing people in the streets below.
After using his Web-Shooters to keep the rubble from the buildings off from the ground and webbed all of the walls from falling, Parker then witnessed the Water Elemental reaching into the plaza and fighting Mysterio. Parker took into action and swung up to a church building, closing any cracks on walls with his webbing. Parker went up the church-bell roof and saw the Water Elemental destroying a part of the building, causing to worry Parker.
Using two buildings nearby for lifting, Parker used his webbing to hold on to them and keep the church building away from crushing his classmates from the ground below. As Mysterio's battle became intense, Parker was hit by the bell in face and began to lose grip with one of the strings of web, casing another hit to face from the church bell. Parker webbed up buildings again and hold on tightly as the building was about to fall down.
As Parker struggled to keep the building away and onto the ground, the battle was soon ending as Mysterio had finally killed the Water Elemental with his powers. Parker felt the impact of the water splashing and caused him to lose grip, letting building to collapse into the ground. Parker quickly recovered from the destruction and checked if his Black Dahlia necklace was safe, relieved that it wasn't broken from the battle.
Meeting Nick Fury
- "This all seems like big-time, you know, huge superhero kind of stuff and, I'm just a friendly neighborhood Spider-Man, sir."
"Bitch, please. You've been to space."
"I know, but that was an accident."
- ―Peter Parker and Nick Fury
Back at the Hotel DeMatteis where the class was staying, Parker answered the call from May and talked about the incident at Venice. Parker told May that he wanted to stay on the trip and was noted that she was glad to pack his Spider-Man Suit. Being asked about the mysterious superhero, Parker told May that he doesn't know him at all, and corrected her about confusing him for another magic based hero.
Parker listened closely to May telling Happy Hogan to not eat her lunch, being confused in what was happening. May told Parker he came to check up on her and that he wanted to greet him, making him oddly suspicious of Hogan. After the awkward phone call, Parker was asked about the plan on confessing his feelings to Michelle Jones, responding to May that there were setbacks and later hanged up the phone.
The news had dubbed the superhero from the incident as the "Man of Mystery," also known as the Mysterio. Flash Thompson admitted that Mysterio was incomparable to Spider-Man, before Parker listened to this and was ruthlessly insulted. Parker asked Jones if she seen anything from incident, being told that she just ran away. Parker agreed that he also running as well and was excited for the next trip to Paris, to which Jones told him that the Eiffel Tower was her favorite place.
Upstairs, Leeds asked Parker what he was going to do with the water monster and told him nothing, admitting that he wanted to focus on his trip and that Mysterio had handled the monster. While brushing his teeth, Parker noticed Leeds was suddenly tranquilized by Nick Fury who noted that he had fed up with him for ghosting his calls. After being surprised by Fury's visit, Parker listened to Fury's explanation about a mysterious Cyclone appearing at Morocco.
As Fury kept on talking, the pair were interrupted by Leeds' snoring, Roger Harrington talking about if they needed anything, Betty Brant wanting to talk with Leeds, and Julius Dell. Wanting privacy, Fury took Parker to his hideout, and went along in a gondola. While riding with Fury, Spider-Man was given Tony Stark's Glasses which his mentor had left for him. Spider-Man hold on to this gift before they arrived at the hideout.
Setting inside the hideout, Parker was told to remove the mask since everyone will know his identity. Taking off his mask, Parker was introduced to Maria Hill and Dimitri Smerdyakov but was suddenly caught in sight with Mysterio. Parker uttered his named but clarified that it was name from his friends. Beck introduced himself to Parker and shook hands, being told that he could use somebody like him on his world. Being confused, Parker was told by Fury that Beck is from a different world. Beck explained that he was from Earth-833, causing Parker to surprised at the prospect of a Multiverse existing before apologizing for getting distracted.
Beck further explained to Parker that the Elementals were forged from outer space and comprised themselves as the elements from all worlds. Parker listened on as they explained that the Elementals were myths until they manifest themselves on Beck's earth. Parker was told that Beck's battalion tried to stop them until one of them had destroyed world and killed his family. Parker was told by Fury that one entity known as fire will appear in Prague.
Once Fury told Parker that he was going with him and his crew to Prague, he told Fury that this all seem too difficult to handle for just a 'friendly neighborhood Spider-Man.' As Fury tried to justified his duty by him being space, Parker noted that he was only there on accident and listed other superheroes to ask for help such as Thor, Doctor Strange, and Captain Marvel but was told that all them were off world or unavailable.
Parker told Fury that he wanted to stay in the trip to please his aunt and protect his identity so that he could not be seen in Europe or else everyone will know who he is. Fury then agreed with Parker and decided let him go. Parker thanked Fury for the offer on the mission and was escorted back into his hotel by Smerdyakov. Parker went back to his hotel, unbeknownst of him that Fury planned to hijack his trip.
The next day, Parker checked up on Leeds to see he was fine and was told that he felt better knowing he was tranquilized by Fury. Harrington then revealed to the class that their next trip will be in Prague, telling them that they had been upgraded by the travel agency. As the Midtown group were heading to the bus, Smerdyakov posed as the driver and directed them into it. Now realizing, Parker noted to Leeds that Fury had hijacked their trip.
Attacked on the Highway
As the Midtown group rode on the bus in Austria, Parker looked over to his case that Tony Stark's glasses were kept before searching up some romantic places on his phone. Parker picked up the glasses and tried them on while also picking up the card that Stark left him and read the words "For the next Tony Stark, I trust you." Following the instructions of saying E.D.I.T.H., Parker finds himself seeing an A.I system asking for control.
Parker was introduced to E.D.I.T.H. about being a aerial defense system and able to have access to telecommunication networks. As Parker looked over to everyone's communications with their phones, he glanced over to them as nothing important until he saw Ned Leeds and Betty Brant texting each other closely, much to his confusion. Once the Midtown group stopped at an Austrian rest stop, Parker was directed by Dimitri Smerdyakov to secretly meet the Seamstress, promptly going with the plan. In the secret room, Parker introduced himself to the Seamstress until she told him to take off his clothes. Being confused, Parker was told that the Seamstress made his new Stealth Suit.
While still being uncomfortably awkward, Parker listened to the Seamstress' order to strip down so that he couldn't be seen. While he pulled down his pants, Parker was suddenly found by Brad Davis and despite trying to explain, he was photographed by him. Parker pulled his pants back up and stopped the Seamstress on aiming to kill Davis with her handgun. Parker went outside to meet Davis and told him that it was not what it seems but was talked down by the misunderstanding.
Davis clarified that he knew Parker was to get with Jones for the whole trip and that she needed to know the truth behind him. As Parker told Davis to not show that photo, he was told that Davis refused, much to his anger on the situation. Returning to the bus, Parker saw Davis on his phone, which promptly caused him to panic to pick up E.D.I.T.H. Parker told it to help him solve the problem with Davis, despite the A.I. trying to get him to speak up.
After speaking up to explain his situation, Parker was asked if Davis is a target, answering that he is in fact a target. Once E.D.I.T.H. mistook the order for a drone strike and called it from the Stark Industries Satellite, Parker realizes it was about be sent and witnessed the arrival. Parker glasses were then taken away from Flash Thompson who complimented them but he tried to than back and accidentally knocked Thompson out with smack on his face, apologizing afterwards.
Parker put on the glasses again and tried to call off the drone strike against Davis only for Zoha to ask him if he punched Thompson to which he replied with denial, resulting E.D.I.T.H. to mistake it as continuing the drone strike. Parker decided to web-shoot the wheel and pull back it so that it could turn to the right. Unbeknownst of him, Parker tried to call off the drone strike again but lost the glasses to ground and quickly picked them up.
After picking up the glasses, Parker was told by Roger Harrington to sit down but distracted them by telling the class to look at the baby mountain goats. While the class was distracted, Parker leaped over the bus through the skyline and webbed the drone to a rock to destroy it. Parker told the class that they missed the goats while he saw, keeping lie a secret but was told by Brant something off about him. After she complimented his hair, Parker thanked Brant and sat back down in relief, deleting the photo from Davis' phone afterwards.
The night of Parker's arrival in Prague, he regrouped inside the Carlo IV Hotel with his class and was told by their chaperones that they will go to the carnival of lights. Parker then received a call from Maria Hill and picked it up for the plan that was going to happen. Parker was told that his Stealth Suit had an earpiece and once he arrived at the carnival they will be further instructions.
After the phone call ended, Parker was confronted by Ned Leeds, being told if that if he left out from Leeds and his relationship with Betty Brant, he should not take offense. Parker told Leeds to not worry about it and was asked on the status of the Elemental attack that is about to happen, telling Leeds that he is figuring that out as they speak. Parker was told by Leeds that he and his friends are all counting on him.
Parker confronted Nick Fury and his crew on another hideout. After being distracted from Leeds' words on himself, Parker was yelled at Fury to focus on planning the mission out. Mysterio justified the distraction by acknowledging that he kidnapped him, but Fury noted that Parker had obstacles and had to completely removed them. Being asked about the plan, Parker told the group that he will at the cathedral to keep an eye on the Fire Elemental, contact the crew, and fight it along with Mysterio, much to Beck correction on the name. After knowing how the Fire Elemental will get stronger if it was contacted by metal, Parker told the crew about not putting his friends in danger.
Parker was then berated by Fury, noting that he was not ready for this fight after knowing about using E.D.I.T.H. to call a drone strike on one of his friends. After being verbally yelled at, Parker sat on the roof to contemplate on the situation. Mysterio confronted Parker by making a sarcastic joke on joining him on the roof to talk by Fury's orders. Being asked how he was feeling, Parker expressed that he was planning to express his feelings to a certain girl.
With Beck sitting beside Parker, he told him that it wasn't selfish for wanting a normal life and how it was a hard path to do the right things. Parker listened to Beck about he was glad to fight a battle and knowing what's at stake, despite wanting to tell him to leave. Parker expressed that he always keeps putting his friends in danger but Beck offered to let them be inside a place away from the battle for a few hours to keep them safe.
After Parker thanked Beck for having to talk about superhero activities, they shared a joke about once the mission was over he will have all summer to kill Davis. Once he regained focus, Parker departed and jumped off the roof, apologizing the civilians that were startled by his entrance. Parker then used E.D.I.T.H. to place his classmates in an opera far away from the upcoming battle for a long duration to ensure their safety.
Night at the Opera
Once Parker had gotten E.D.I.T.H. to lead his class into a safe place, he regrouped with them when Roger Harrington had an announcement. Harrington told the class that they were going to the opera, having the entire class be disappointed from the announcement. As Ned Leeds looked at Parker to see if it was part of his plan, he shook his head in secret, leading to Leeds' confirmation.
After Harrington let the class dress up for the opera, Parker walked along with Michelle Jones, as his intercom from Maria Hill kept barging him for a response. As Parker's class were taking their seats in a mostly empty opera house, Parker gave Jones a compliment about how she looked pretty; Jones joked about her appeal means value, flustering Parker until she admitted a reciprocating feeling about him.
Parker and Jones then noticed Leeds and Betty Brant discovering opera glasses, as they were ecstatic at the look of them. Parker was asked by Jones if he wanted a pair of opera glasses and sit next to each other but before Parker could answer, Nick Fury called him on his hidden earpiece to move Parker into position. Parker told Jones that she could take a seat while he would get a pair of opera glasses and when she left to sit down, Parker told Fury he is on his way.
While Parker was about to leave the opera house, Parker asked Leeds to provide an alibi, telling Jones that if she asked, tell her that he was sick. Leeds then plead Parker to not let the Fire Elemental destroy the opera house, to which Parker promised him that he already knows. As Parker was about to sneak out of the opera, he quickly glanced over to Jones until Brad Davis looked at him and gave him the middle finger, causing Parker to be angry until Fury called in for his position.
Fighting Molten Man
As the Prague carnival continued on with the celebration, Spider-Man, in his new Stealth Suit perched on a high vantage point, kept an eye on the location that the Fire Elemental was predicted to emerge. Parker landed on the ledge and contacted Mysterio to keep him on alert. Parker was then asked by Nick Fury about the suit, telling him that it fits great despite noting that it feels tight around the groin area.
At the predicted time and location, Fury and Maria Hill had detected an energy spike that signaled the arrival of the fire Elemental. Upon the monster's emergence from a statue, it roared at the crowd as Spider-Man contacted the crew that of the monster's entrance and called in Mysterio to battle it. As the Fire Elemental started to rampage and Mysterio arrived in front of it, Spider-Man was called in and attacked it with a wooden crate, causing it to get hurt. Once Spider-Man clung onto a wall and used his Web-Shooters to shoot at a fire hydrant, he pulled it off the ground and sprayed the water all over the Fire Elemental while Mysterio blasted it with his powers.
After the Fire Elemental was attacked and started to attack Spider-Man with its fist, he evaded the attack, back-flipping away, and landed on top of a carousel. Once Fire Elemental destroyed the carousel and pushed Spider-Man off of it, he got up from the ground and noticed Betty Brant and Ned Leeds on top of a Ferris wheel, shouting 'Night Monkey' at him. Spider-Man grew even more worried about his friends being in peril and witnessed the Fire Elemental growing even larger.
Spider-Man attempted to stop the Fire Elemental with his Web-Shooters only for the webs to quickly burn. When all was about to end badly, Spider-Man was protected by Mysterio, as he was using his energy dome to cover each other up. While the monster kept attacking them in the dome, Mysterio asked Spider-Man to go with a strategy, to which Spider-Man noted to attack it with something it can't absorb. Mysterio prompted Spider-Man to move over to the right, as they move to the side.
Spider-Man web-swung on top of a building as the Fire Elemental used its powers against him, letting Spider-Man run up the wall and back-flip off of it to avoid any fires. Spider-Man used his webs to grab a piece of debris and launched it at the Fire Elemental. Spider-Man managed to hurt the monster and while the debris was stuck inside it, he prompted Mysterio to shoot at it, causing more damage. Spider-Man landed on a top of a lamppost, being told to attack it again.
Spider-Man used his webs to grab another debris of concrete and throw it at the Fire Elemental for Mysterio to shoot at it. Once Mysterio told Spider-Man to keep the Fire Elemental away from the Ferris wheel, he fell down during battle and witnessed the monster punching the ground as the cracks were about to reach toward the Ferris wheel. While Mysterio was attempting to keep the monster away, Spider-Man was on his way to rescue Leeds and Brant until he snagged onto an unseen object.
After Spider-Man pulled off the object as it went flying over the battlefield, he looked on over to his friends and ran to save them, using his webbing to hold the Ferris wheel still and stop it from falling down. While he was keeping the Ferris wheel still, Spider-Man witnessed Mysterio turning the tide in their favor, but when a scaffolding crumbles onto the Fire Elemental. Mysterio realized it was too large to stop it and tried to stop it with his powers.
Mysterio announced to Spider-Man that he was glad they met, leading him to ask Mysterio what he was about to do. Mysterio took a moment to use his powers to absorb its energy and flew toward the Fire Elemental, as Spider-Man told him to not do that. Once Mysterio sacrificed himself to destroy the Fire Elemental, Spider-Man witnessed it and settled the webbing aside to hold onto the Ferris wheel. Spider-Man saw Mysterio lying on the ground and dropped himself off the ground to inspect his survival.
As he tried to wake Beck up, Spider-Man was relieved to see him awake from his attempted sacrifice and helped Beck get back on his feet. As Fury and Hill approached the scene, Beck was requested to join the crew in Berlin, as he candidly agrees to do so. Spider-Man was then confronted by Fury and tried to reason with him until he got interrupted and was told that he would've loved to have him in Berlin as well.
Spider-Man was told by Fury that he has gifts but must decide if he's going to step up, noting that Tony Stark chose him and made him part of the Avengers. Fury noted to Spider-Man that he needed an Avenger and the world as well but wasn't sure if Spider-Man was the one to be that. After Fury told Spider-Man that Stark might be wrong and left with his crew, Beck invited him for drinks at a nearby pub to cheer him up, but Spider-Man replied that he wasn't old enough to drink yet.
Talking with Mysterio
Relaxing inside of the bar in Prague after fighting an intense battle, Parker ordered a glass of lemonade and drank from it in disappointment, being hurt from Nick Fury's words of discouragement. Quentin Beck cheered Parker up, telling him to celebrate his victory for what he did.
Parker told Beck that Fury was right, noting that Tony Stark did a lot for him and he owed him big time. While Beck asked Parker if Stark really meant a lot, he told Beck that Stark gave him the chance to do more and wanted him to be better, letting Fury to hopefully keep him to live by that. Once Beck asked Parker what he wants right at this moment, he didn't think of it right away until Beck edged him on, leading him to tell Beck that he wants to go back on his trip.
Parker told Beck he wanted to back on his school trip with his friends and go to the top of the Eiffel Tower with the girl that really has feelings for so that he could possibly give her a kiss. As Beck admired the detail from Parker, he told Beck to shut up about it. Beck then told Parker that he'll never do that, leading Parker to agree but Beck asked him why he should. Parker noted that he has too much of a responsibility to that kind of thing now.
When a waitress picked up the E.D.I.T.H. glasses from the floor and returned them to Parker, he was asked by Beck what were those and how they were just on the floor. Parker was asked to put on the glasses to see how they look, leading him to put them on and show off to Beck. As they took a moment on the look, Parker told Beck that he really likes them but he was told that they look really stupid on him, much to his genuine disappointment.
Parker then begrudgingly passed them to Beck to see how they fit him, though Beck didn't really want to; he decided to pick up the glasses. Upon seeing the way they looked, Parker had thought over Tony Stark's note for him and what it said; "For the next Tony Stark, I trust you." After Parker told himself this, he noted to Beck that Stark gave him a message when he received the glasses, leading Beck to become in disbelief of that conclusion.
Parker told Beck that Stark knew every mistake he made so he must have known that he wasn't ready to fight battles bigger than him yet. As Beck asked why would Stark give the glasses to Parker, he told him that he was probably trusted with the power to choose Stark's successor with E.D.I.T.H. and not someone like Fury because he would just give himself the glasses. Parker emphasized that he needs to pick the next Iron Man who is an adult with experience and not himself.
Despite Beck refusing to handle control over the glasses, Parker decided to put them on and tell E.D.I.T.H. to have Beck gain access over the network. With Beck asking Parker to not do it, Parker noted to him that Stark gave him the choice and wanted to do the right thing by giving it to him for saving the world. Once Parker was asked for any confirmation, he accepted the agreement and gave Beck the glasses, welcoming him to be part of the Avengers.
Having a moment to think, Beck ultimately accepted the glasses and shook hands with Parker, telling him that it was an honor to be apart of something. As Parker was about to leave the pub, he was told by Beck that he's partly rooting for him to get with his girl due to his sheer awkwardness. After Parker and Beck shared a chuckle, he left Beck alone and bid him farewell. With immense confidence, Parker walked out of the pub, so that he could finally enjoy his vacation.
Walking on Charles Bridge
Returning to the Carlo IV Hotel, Parker was hugged by Ned Leeds in a bathrobe who informed him that their vacation had been summarily canceled, telling him that each travel destination had an Elemental attack. After Parker told Leeds that his mission was over and the Elementals were gone, Roger Harrington announced them that they are leaving the trip in the morning, much to the fear of Julius Dell.
As Leeds went to get dressed and hang out with Betty Brant, Flash Thompson told Parker to keep the noise level down while he was live streaming on his phone. Now knowing that his classmate's parents want them back, Parker was found disappointed that his plan to express his feelings to Michelle Jones was too late. Parker was then confronted by Jones on the same floor and was asked where he was, telling her that he was lost on the way back.
After the two had an awkward talk about not leaving to Paris, Jones closed the door on Parker, leading him to finally ready to ask her out. As he was about answer the door, Parker found Jones on edge of leaving the room and asked her out to go for a walk, as they accepted to do that accordingly. In the lobby, Parker saw a news report of Mysterio and the 'Night Monkey' on television before Jones' arrival to meet up with and walked out of the hotel guestroom.
They made their way to Charles Bridge, and Parker listened to Jones about a fact that people used to commit public execution on the landmark. After the awkward small talk from wanting to see more of the city, Parker told Jones about something he wanted to do something he was meaning tell he about. Ready give her the Black Dhalia necklace from Venice, Parker was told by Jones that he was Spider-Man. After the interjection, Parker was momentarily silent from the statement.
As Jones tried to mention that it was obvious, Parker told her that he wasn't Spider-Man, despite her mentioning what happened in Washington, D.C. and that all of his absences coincided with that guess. Once Jones accused him for being in the carnival battling the Fire Elemental, Parker told her that doesn't know that he was in that conflict and that 'Night Monkey' was the one fighting the monster, much to Jones disbelief.
Once Parker denied being Spider-Man, Jones presented an item she took from the carnival, which was coated in webbing. As he saw the item, Parker kept his secret and tried to dissuade her for her accusation. Once he started to realized about Jones, Parker asked her if she was looking at him because she thought he was Spider-Man, confirming that answer. Before Parker would elaborate, the item projected a momentary appearance of the Air Elemental.
After the projection was over and startled the two of them, Parker investigated the device and deduced that it is an advanced projector. Given the image and technology, they had concluded the Elementals were all illusory projections. As Parker and Jones pondered who could have done such deception, the hologram continued, to show a simulated Mysterio fighting the Air Elemental. After the projection was over, Parker realized that he had made a huge mistake.
Upon Parker's realization that Mysterio was behind a larger conspiracy, he outright confessed to Jones that he was in fact Spider-Man and really messed up. As Parker made sure of affirming that fact, he made her calm down from the questions she and told her to rush back to the hotel before they ran out of time. Back at the hotel, Parker hurriedly explained himself that Tony Stark left him with the E.D.I.T.H. glasses.
Closing the drapes of his windows, Parker speculated that he might watch him or have a drone to kill him. With Jones being surprised that Parker had access to killer drones, he told her that he like it since he almost killed Brad Davis. Knowing that Beck might be spying him on his phone, Parker decided to undress and put on the Stealth Suit. While Parker was suiting up, Leeds shockingly saw Parker and Jones together.
Finished suiting up, Parker saw Leeds entering the room and was glad to see him as part of the plan to prove that Beck is fraud. Upon Leeds attempt to lie about Parker not being Spider-Man by letting Jones know there was a costume party, Parker told Leeds that Jones knows his secret identity by telling her outright. Jones then clarified that she knew Parker was Spider-Man a long time ago, much to Leeds surprise.
Parker told Leeds that Mysterio is a fraud and that despite of the news saying he saved them, Jones noted that he is trying to lie to the public eye. Parker told Leeds that Mysterio is using some illusion tech through a holographic projection. Once Leeds was caught up, Parker asked Leeds to get his aunt to call Harrington and lie about Berlin. Ready to leave, Parker was given the projector and left them with a warning to keep this a secret, swinging out into the city afterwards.
- "You are so gullible."
"I mean as smart as a whip, just a... sucker. Now all your friends have to die."
- ―Mysterio and Spider-Man
Arriving at the Prague Main Railway Station, Spider-Man web-swung above the tracks and landed on a train. Riding all the way to Berlin, Spider-Man ran top of the train once his destination had arrived and jumped off of it. After web-swinging across the station, he landed on the ground and tried to talk to one of the locals, but she was too scared of him, thinking he was the 'Night Monkey.'
Spider-Man was then met by Nick Fury who was driving a car and offered him a ride, prompting himself to get in the vehicle. Unmasking himself, Spider-Man attempted to explain the situation but Fury told him to wait until the road was clear. Spider-Man was then silently told to put on his seat belt, leading him to pull it out, only for it to be suddenly stuck. Spider-Man then accidentally broke the seat belt completely, much to his embarrassment.
After Fury had drove all the way to his own facility, Spider-Man followed him along and reached over into Fury's office. As Fury and Maria Hill were settled in the meeting, Spider-Man told them Beck was lying about the being superhero, including the Elementals. Spider-Man noted that Beck had illusion tech and is tricking the public into believing him as some sort of new hero, presenting a illusion projector to Fury and Hill from the battle in Prague. As Fury tried to backtrack Spider-Man's conclusion about Beck's deceptiveness, he further elaborated to Fury that Beck is possibly using drones to create more destruction.
Once Fury and Hill understood the situation, Spider-Man was asked if he told anyone about this, but immediately sensed danger nearby and told Fury that Beck had arrived. As Fury and Spider-Man prepared for an attack, they were suddenly met with confusion as the entire room was revealed to be fake, including Hill's existence. As the whole facility was shown to be a construction site, Spider-Man was then fired upon by a drone from behind, shooting Fury in the process.
While Fury was down, Spider-Man was shot across the room by the drone and felled down several feet, hitting the pavement. After the painful shot, Spider-Man slowly got up and was found being targeted at the many drones that had suddenly appeared. While Beck was talking about how Fury would always have to die but not Spider-Man, he attempted to shoot webbing at one of the drones, but it dodged away from webs and made itself disappeared, much to his complete shock.
While Mysterio talked over a loudspeaker about how Spider-Man should of walked away, he witnessed the drones disappearing out of thin air and projected a dark space around him. The illusion had Spider-Man in his red and blue suit, having him traverse in a nightmare illusion of Mysterio's design of a school locker room. Spider-Man spotted Mysterio in the hall and tried to use his webbing against him but were seen as green gas with no effect.
Seeing Mysterio from behind, Spider-Man tried to punch him in the face but was hurt by the concrete pillar that it was revealed to be. Hearing a loud echo from Michelle Jones' voice, Spider-Man ran towards a door and found himself to be on top of the Eiffel Tower, stopping his tracks of moving forward. Spider-Man looked towards Jones, as she asked him what was going on, leading him to calm himself and told Beck that his illusions aren't real.
As Mysterio grabbed Jones by the neck, Spider-Man willingly ran toward her as she was falling down, only for it to be another illusion. After hurting himself by landing face front on the ground, Spider-Man heard Beck's voice about telling him not knowing what's real. Spider-Man was then transported into a miniaturized version of Queens but was punched in the faced by Mysterio's hand as it went through a building and crashed into a glass wall, hitting the many web-lines surrounding him until he landed on the hood of a car.
After being ejected out of the building, Spider-Man dropped himself to the ground and found himself in an empty lot. Being badly injured and afraid, Spider-Man witnessed Mysterio's drones again, as they descend upon him to resume the illusion of many shards of glass that stopped his tracks. Spider-Man was then alluded to imagery of himself and tried to touch one of the glass, but was taken out of surprise when one of them pulled him in. After escaping one of their grasp, Spider-Man met himself in another mirror that was about to attack him until he punched it in the face.
As more of himself as mirrors started to get out of the reflection, they attacked Spider-Man by piling him on top of him, taking off his Stark Suit until it was turned into his Homemade Suit. While Beck was taunting and berating him, Spider-Man then saw a series of statues that had the founding Avengers being shown to be broken in front of him but witnessed Mysterio as the one still standing. Spider-Man was then ambushed by Mysterio, but evaded his energy blasts while trying to attack him with his webbing.
Once Spider-Man shot his webs at Mysterio and tried pull him in front, he was tricked again as it was revealed to be another illusion and avoided the lifting crane he pulled. As Spider-Man dodged away more of Mysterio's energy blast, he felled down to the ground from the explosion he faced and saw a stature of a fist falling down on him, only for it to another illusion. Spider-Man then looked up to see Iron Man's gravestone in front him, as he was told by Beck that if he were good enough, maybe Stark would've been alive.
After pausing on Stark's gravestone to sink the notion harder, Spider-Man was then startled by a zombiefied hand, as Iron Man crawled out from his grave to horrify him. While Iron Man's head transitions itself into an army of Mysterio figures, Spider-Man found himself being lost and accidentally ran into another, hurting himself again. Spider-Man was caught off guard by noticing himself inside a snow globe, as he freaked out by the buildings coming out from closely.
As Mysterio kept playing with Spider-Man's mind, the illusion was cut off by Fury, once he shot him in the back. Spider-Man stood up as Europol agents surrounded Beck, while Nick Fury approached him to demand anyone who knows Beck's deceit, as they might expose him. Confused and pressured, Spider-Man named Jones and Ned Leeds as well as and maybe Betty Brant, but Fury laughed at him for being smart yet gullible. Confusing Spider-Man, Fury was revealed to be an illusion that Beck made to drop his guard.
With Beck telling Spider-Man that all of his friends had to die for knowing his secret, he resumed the nightmare illusion and steered Spider-Man away from his path. Spider-Man witnessed a barrage of illusions that changed his environment, such a room full of lockers, shards of glass, and a dark room of statues that are all falling apart as he sees, while Beck kept telling him that he really is sorry. As the illusion had ended, Spider-Man was suddenly hit by a train.
After being hit so hard by a high speeding train, Spider-Man managed to survived the impact of the collision with minimal harmful injuries and crawled back to the side of it. Spider-Man would finally gain access to the doorway of the train and waked forward inside, unmasking himself so that he could breathe heavily. Now further away from Beck's illusions, Spider-Man sat down on one of the seats to recover from his pain but was soon passed out from succumbing to his wounds.
Creating a New Suit
Waking up from being unconscious for hours, Parker found himself in a jail cell with a trio of soccer fans, who one of them gave him one of their shirts to keep him warm. As Parker told them they were nice for treating him so well and they're complimented their English, he was told by them that he was in the Netherlands. Freaking out over the situation, Parker tried to call the guard but was told that he was on break. Parker then broke the holding cell lock and found the inattentive security guard wearing his mask while talking on the phone.
The injured Parker made his way into a town and was confused on where to go, stepping on feces from one of the barnyard animals. Parker asked a friendly stranger for his phone to call someone for help. Thinking of someone that could him get out of the situation, Parker decided to call Happy Hogan, who picked up immediately. While they were talking, Parker asked the man to tell Hogan exactly where they were, as he had no idea how to pronounce Broek op Langedijk.
Wondering into a remote field surrounded by tulips, Parker witnessed Hogan arriving in the Stark Industries Private Jet. Given the recent deceptions from Quentin Beck, Parker demanded Hogan to prove himself to be real, asking Hogan to tell him something only he would know. As Hogan recalled their time staying at a hotel in Germany, revealing his awareness of Parker pay-per-viewing an adult film, a flustered Parker told him to stop talking and hugged Hogan for comfort after what he had faced.
While inboard the jet, Hogan was providing first aid to Parker, stitching up a wound on his back. After feeling too much pain from the suturing and being told to relax, Parker got up from his seat and angrily vented to Hogan about how he failed to stop Beck from taking the E.D.I.T.H. glasses away and now Beck will use it to kill his friends and other civilians. Calming himself down, Parker apologized to Hogan for his outburst and expressed how much he missed Tony Stark.
Taking a moment to think, Parker tearfully expressed how everywhere he went, he saw Stark's face and was asked if he was going to be the next Iron Man. Parker admitted he felt incapable of living up to his mentor's legacy. Hogan then reminded Parker that he'll never be Iron Man and that not even Stark could ever live to it. Hogan revealed that Stark always second-guessed everything he did, but never regretted picking Parker to be the next superhero to protect the world and be looked up to.
Once Hogan gave Parker the necessary motivation to focus on stopping Beck, Parker stood up and declared that he will kick Beck's ass. While Hogan asked Parker what to do when leaving, Parker noted that he can't call his friends because Becks tracking them and asked Hogan's mobile phone to find them. Knowing Flash Thompson had a livestream going on his school trip, Parker learned that his friends were in London, leading Hogan to prepare flying the jet.
Parker then asked Hogan that he needed a suit, leading Hogan to activate a hidden room with a suit synthesizer which Stark had left in for him. To the surprise of Parker, he commanded the machine to bring up anything it had on Spider-Man. Looking at the many Spider-Man Suit designs available, he focused on the designs of different Web-Shooters and while he was about to work on them, he looked over to Hogan smiling at his ingenuity.
Hogan told Parker to focus on the suit, while he handled the music for the occasion. While Hogan turned on Back in Black on the sound system, Parker mistaken the artist for Led Zeppelin upon taking off. As the jet took off for London to intercept with Beck, Parker told the machine to bring up his Web-Shooters again and upgraded its taser webbing by increasing the voltage, as well as giving complete control over detonation.
After finishing his suit design and waited for printing of it, Parker was told that he gave Nick Fury a code to let him know that he is being tricked into believing Beck's lies. As Hogan noted that he will pick up his friends, Parker told him that his suit was almost done, and later asked him to give his Black Dhalia necklace to Michelle Jones in case of something happens, but Hogan refused and told him to give it to her later once this is done.
Once Hogan asked Parker how his plan would go, he explained that all he needs to do is go inside Beck's illusion tech so that he could take it down, find Beck, and take E.D.I.T.H. back into his hands. While Hogan counteracted his point about him being hit by a train, Parker noted to him about his sixth sense, having Hogan be familiar with it as the "Peter Tingle." Being told by his aunt's words, Parker told Hogan that does work, despite his unsure of its fully active. As Hogan left for the plan, Parker awaited for his new suit to finish.
Arriving in London, Spider-Man rode on the side of the Stark Industries Private Jet, while Happy Hogan piloted it over to the city. While Hogan asked Spider-Man how he was feeling, he told him that felt great and even thanked him for complimenting his new suit. Entering London airspace, they saw the huge Elemental Fusion raiding on the Tower Bridge, Spider-Man noted that it wasn't real, and is now a hundred time bigger than he had anticipated.
Once Spider-Man told Hogan to get the jet high enough so that Mysterio won't see him coming, they were soon hoisted up in the air above the Elemental Fusion. As the jet has got enough air that is set in the plan, Spider-Man told Hogan that when this is done they must have a serious conversation with him and his aunt before letting go of the jet. As Spider-Man head dives into the Elemental Fusion above, he equipped himself with his new parachute to slow down his altitude and used his paraglider to move forward into through the illusion.
After heading towards the illusion and telling himself that it isn't real, Spider-Man crashed into one of the Combat Drones that was projecting the Elemental Fusion, looking all over in awe of how the illusion was made so efficiently to prepare for such larger than life. Spider-Man then used his webbing to stick onto one of the Combat Drones he was holding on, and with his superhuman agility, created a linkage between some of them in a row, in order prepare setting them up for destruction.
Once Spider-Man was finished settling the webs to some of the drones, Spider-Man took a moment to dismount the last drone he was on. Spider-Man shot his web to set off the control of his taser webbing which detonated the amount electricity being circuited within his webbing on some of the drones that were connected. Spider-Man landed on top of a Combat Drone and looked over to see the illusion being cut off as the drones were exploding.
While the illusion has set off a number of Combat Drones that now reappearing, Spider-Man looked over to see Mysterio in his motion capture suit and prepared to attack inside the room where he's hiding. Unbeknownst of Spider-Man, Mysterio called E.D.I.T.H. for protection, causing one of the Combat Drones to attack him. After being hit against the wall and falling down to the ground, Spider-Man painfully gets up from the ground.
Aware of and agitated by Spider-Man's interference, Mysterio had cut the illusion and ordered the drone fleet to attack Spider-Man around Tower Bridge. Spider-Man contacts Hogan after noticing a explosion from far away, asked him if he was fine after tracking his friends through Flash Thompson's livestream. Now knowing that Mysterio is attacking him, Spider-Man ran away from the firing of the many Combat Drones and jumped away, swinging across to avoid any crossfire.
Taking cover by a car, Spider-Man attempts to contact Hogan again to ensure if he is safe, being told that he and his friends are fine. Spider-Man told Hogan that he's trying to get to Mysterio but can't avoid the many Combat Drones, all while using his webs to shoot above and use the car in front of him to cling onto and swung up to push the car onto the drones, destroying them completely. Landing on top of the bridge, Spider-Man saw the drones using flames against him.
As he avoided the flames by swinging away from the built in flamethrowers, Spider-Man was then caught in the flames and tried to shake them away from his suit. With his upgraded suit, Spider-Man handled the drones and confined them to the side of the bridge with his webbing, sticking onto them until they explode on impact. Spider-Man swung under the bridge and used the water to put out the flames on his suit and then using one of the drones for a ride around the bridge.
After drone that he was riding had been destroyed, Spider-Man shot his webbing at one the drones and swung up around to destroy the many upcoming drones in front of him. Now above the two bridges, Spider-Man used his webbing to set a trap between them and swung up into the string of webbing to enclose them with his webs and bring them down, destroying the surrounding drones that were all around him. As the big explosion had settled Spider-Man away from him in the air, he landed on his feet in satisfaction that handled them all.
After the coast was seemingly cleared, Spider-Man was then pushed back by one of the Combat Drones and was slammed by one of the cars that were piled on, causing him fall onto the water. Swimming back up and managing to get up from the shoreline, Spider-Man saw the drones lining up to prepare the illusion. Jumping over to the bridge again, Spider-Man realized his out of web fluid and looked over to see if he can reach above to get to Mysterio.
Upon sighting a downed drone with a concussion wave being blasted continuously, Spider-Man found a toy and threw it at its sonic cannon, which projected the toy into the air and the drones overhead attacked it. Based on this, Spider-Man then devised a plan by using the battery of a broken drone, paired with the broken off sign of the Tower Bridge. After getting his supplies, Spider-Man prepared to charge forward and attack the drones from above.
As the drones saw him running, Spider-Man used the sign as a shield and threw the battery at the drones, leading them to destroy it. As the drones had exploded next to each other, Spider-Man used the sign to hoist himself up to one of the upper walkways, breaking the glass floor below it. Hanging upside down, Spider-Man apprehended Mysterio and broke his interface dome helmet, which disengaged the remaining drones piercing the vault of the Jewel House, and deactivated upon reaching Hogan and Parker's friends.
Duel with Mysterio
Atop Tower Bridge's upper walkway, Spider-Man had hold Mysterio up in the air after breaking his dome helmet. Spider-Man told Mysterio that his lies are over but was told that that he had contingencies and was shot down by one of the summon Combat Drones that Mysterio had called upon through E.D.I.T.H.'s network. Being shot at and send several feet away from Mysterio, Spider-Man got up on his feet and told Mysterio to give up the glasses.
Once Mysterio asked Spider-Man if its the glasses he was holding are the ones he wants, he witnessed a number of Mysterio's Combat Drones disappearing as well as himself, transforming the rest of the room into dark void with green gas clouding all over the ground. Being noted that he has get the glasses back, Spider-Man took a breathe to focus on the goal and prepared to use his sixth sense to avoid the Combat Drones. With his eyes close, Spider-Man ran towards the hall once he was ready to fight.
Spider-Man then jumped up to the side of the wall and punched down an incoming drone from down under. Spider-Man continues to attack the numerous drones by using his superhuman agility and strength to dodge away any incoming fire or drone charging at him. Using the pipes on the ceiling for more leverage, Spider-Man kicked down a drone and stopped one of them with his bare hands. Spider-Man grabbed another drone and split it to two pieces, stabbing any incoming drone that gets in front of him.
As the dark illusion had fallen apart, Spider-Man used drone as a shield to protect himself from fire until he broke free and pushed a drone back. Once Mysterio was shot down by drone that was pushed, Spider-Man wrestled with a drone until it blow him back against the ceiling, causing him yo knock down incoming drones away and destroy the final drone. Once Spider-Man destroyed the last drone in the walkway, he stood over Mysterio and asked him if he had a reason to do all this.
After Mysterio told Spider-Man that he agreed on his behavior and how he deserved the glasses the glasses the whole time, Spider-Man sensed his surroundings again while Mysterio was about to pass the glasses down to him. Spider-Man then grabbed Mysterio's wrist without looking and turned over to him, noting that he can't be tricked by his illusions anymore. As the illusion fell apart, Spider-Man took the glasses away from Mysterio and told E.D.I.T.H. to turn off the drones.
As the biometric scan was completed once Spider-Man had put on the glasses, he was asked if he wants to execute all cancellation protocol's for the remaining Combat Drones, answering yes to execute all the drones. Once E.D.I.T.H. confirmed to execute the drones, Spider-Man witnessed the drones flying away from the Tower Bridge, as they return back into the Stark Industries Satellite that is hanging above in space.
Happy to see all the drones gone, Spider-Man took the glasses off and turned back over to Mysterio, as he dropped to the floor from his injuries. Spider-Man asked Mysterio how he could do all of this, being told that people need to believe and that now in days people will believe anything before Mysterio had succumb to his wounds and died. Putting on the glasses, Spider-Man asked E.D.I.T.H to confirm if Mysterio's death was an illusion, being told that all illusions are down.
With the crisis averted, Parker then exited the walkway and into the Tower Bridge, where Michelle Jones discovered him, hugging each other for comfort. Asking if anyone else is fine, Parker listened on as Jones confirmed that that his friends survived. After Jones noted to Parker that the drones were attacking her and suddenly stopped, he told her that it him that stopped them. Jones further noted that she brought a mace in case Parker needed some help.
When Jones brought up that Happy Hogan gave her a Black Dhalia necklace, Parker was disappointed that it broke and told to her about his whole plan to give it to her in Paris, but was then kissed by her. As Parker was confused, he was told that she had difficulty getting attached to people and wasn't just looking at him because he's Spider-Man. As they expressed their feelings to each other, Parker and Jones passionately share a kiss before returning to the trip.
Return to New York
- "So glad you're okay!"
"No. For real, I'm good. I'm actually really... fine."
- ―May Parker and Peter Parker
With the Midtown high school European Tour trip concluded, Parker managed to get back into his group and onto the airplane for a ride home. Parker took a nap on the flight with Michelle Jones, as they slump over for resting too deeply, chuckling at their mishaps and continued resting for whole ride home.
Once the fight ended upon landing back into Newark, New Jersey where they were about to greet by their respective families, Parker and Jones walked together in the airport, holding hands to signify their new relationship. While the rest of the group were meeting their families, Parker asked Jones if anyone has figured out his secret identity, being noted that no one has since nobody really pays attention to him, except for her; thanking her for the compliment.
As Jones left the airport, Parker was told by Betty Brant they look cute together, leading him to offer her and Ned Leeds to go on a double date. Parker was told by the two of them that they broke up, being told that when men and women grow apart their journey will always be with them. When Parker exited the airport to find his aunt, he found her as she was about get a ticket, hugging her in relief and noted to her that he felt fine before she asked him about his bags until she remembered that they were blown up.
- "Spider-Man's name is Peter Parker!"
"What the fu―!"
- ―Mysterio and Spider-Man
A week after returning from Europe, Parker went on a monologue in his home about how he kept his identity very guarded for the last couple of years and faced a lot of deception. Parker was tired of the lies and had an intervention with his Aunt May and friend Happy Hogan about them becoming a couple. When Parker asked his aunt of the question, May told him they weren't dating at all, much to the confusion of Hogan.
As Parker was confused from their unclear dynamic, he continued listening to May and Hogan argue about their status, with May feeling unsure where Hogan was taking their brief romance and Hogan rationalizing that they might have a relationship which can grow. Once the conversation grew awkward as it was revealed that Hogan is stuck at being friends with May, Parker excused that he has go out for a date with Michelle Jones, departing as fast he could.
After Spider-Man made his awkward exit, he started swinging over to Jones and got his phone to take a picture of himself web-swinging. Spider-Man continued to swing over high distances and ran on walls of a building, apologizing to the employees who were inside of it. As Spider-Man kept on web-slinging around New York City, he received a text from Jones, saying he shouldn't text and swing before almost hitting himself against a bus. After swiftly dodging it, Spider-Man ran on top of the bus and continued on web-swinging.
Going up on a building to gain some momentum, Spider-Man shot his webbing at the top and ran on the side of rooftop, giving him edge to jump off it and dive straight into the air. As he neared the location he intended, Spider-Man activated his equipped web-wings and glided through a new opening in the former Avengers Tower to the Grand Central monument. He then landed on a street pole to break his momentum, and spun down to plant his feet to meet Jones.
Now on the ground, Spider-Man met with Jones on the sidewalk and apologized to her about being late. As Jones told him it was fine, Spider-Man asked her if she's ready, as she accepted before telling her that she's going to love it. Starting their date, Spider-Man swung with Jones across New York, which placed her in a state of heightened fear given the speed. Spider-Man continued on over City Hall where Jones screamed in terror as they were in the air holding hands.
After sometime passed, Spider-Man was told by Michelle Jones that he could put her down now, leading him to stop at Madison Square Garden. Spider-Man asked her if she was fine, as Jones assured him that she was indeed but admitted to not enjoying the ride with him. Once the two mutually agreed to never do that again, Spider-Man parted ways with Jones and perched atop a light post, waving bye as she left.
Taking notice of the breaking news broadcast from the NY1 station, Spider-Man turned around to watch the outer television monitor of the stadium. As news anchor Pat Kiernan reported on the attack in London, Spider-Man listened closely about an anonymous source that provided video of Mysterio's final moments before his death. As Mysterio talked over in the video, Spider-Man was accused for killing him and staging a crisis to try and become the "next Iron Man."
When Kiernan went on about having the footage being cited from the controversial online news site, The Daily Bugle, the online tabloid's host, J. Jonah Jameson, accused Spider-Man to be responsible of the murder of Mysterio, who would go down in history as the greatest superhero of all time. As Jameson went on, the broadcast showed more footage, displaying Mysterio revealing Spider-Man's civilian identity, horrifying Parker as he swore in public.
- "Look, 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 high school student, being a very intelligent science enthusiast, capable of inventing and building his own Web-Shooters, as well as homemade computers. Parker is also an avid Stars Wars and science-fiction fan, making frequent pop-culture references to it in battle. He collects both science and comic books in his room, where he also keeps his Spider-Man suit. Parker is a friendly but shy and awkward individual; he is happy to talk but often stumbles on his own words in a conversation. Parker deeply cares about his and friends and Aunt May, his only family.
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. Parker even restrained Tony Stark with webbing when Stark implied telling his aunt his secret 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, Captain Marvel, and Mysterio. As such, when Beck revealed his identity to the world, Parker was shown to be utterly horrified and devastated.
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 claimed 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 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 also admires and has great respect for Tony Stark, even when the latter contemplated telling 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 elderly 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 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, becoming more serious and determined to capture Vulture on his own while wanting to prove to both himself and Stark that the Spider-Man Suit is not what makes him strong. 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 knowing 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 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.
Eight months after Stark's sacrifice and death, Parker was shown to still be reeling from the loss of his beloved mentor. When he spotted a tribute of Iron Man in the form of a graffiti on a wall, Parker promptly turned his head away, clearly feeling anguished as he broke into tears soon after. Parker also began to feel mounting pressure to succeed Stark as the world's next Iron Man, as seen when he fled from the crowd of reporters who were hounding him with questions about the topic. Parker's reluctance to replace Iron Man may be due to the fact that Parker views himself as unable and unfit to fill in his mentor's shoes and continue his vast legacy. In contrast to when he initially wanted to do more and become an Avenger, he now wanted less and would rather keep being a street crime-fighting hero and enjoy a vacation.
After encountering Mysterio and gradually familiarizing himself with the "hero," Parker soon came to see the former as a close comrade and a role model akin to Stark, feeling comfortable enough to discuss his personal life with Beck and confessing his relief at the prospect of being able to disclose his woes and troubles with a fellow superhero. Parker's respect and admiration for Beck were so great (more so after witnessing the former being more than willing to "sacrifice" himself fighting an Elemental) that he went so far as to bequeath the immensely formidable E.D.I.T.H. to him, entrusting the latter to continue Stark's legacy and succeed him as the next Iron Man. After discovering Mysterio's true nature and subsequently defeating him, Parker shed tears over the former's death but nevertheless resolved to continue Stark's heroic legacy after a rousing talk with Happy Hogan.
Powers and Abilities
- "You got gifts, Parker."
- ―Talos to Peter Parker
Spider Physiology: After Peter Parker was bitten by a spider, he gained the proportionate physical capabilities 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 Andre Wilson for his participation in Captain America's Fitness Challenge.
- "Look at you go. Wow, nice catch! 3,000 pounds, 40 miles an hour? It's not easy. You got mad skills."
- ―Tony Stark to Peter Parker
- 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, and he claimed to Ned Leeds to be able to move a bus with his bare hands. He was also able to casually overpower the Winter Soldier and his cybernetic arm, pushed Captain America to his limits for a prolonged period of time, breakthrough a bulletproof glass window with only a few blows, lift 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. Parker's strength helped him overcome Mysterio's Drones. He was able to punch and kick through them with ease while simultaneously dismembering mechanical components to use them to his advantage in a sophisticated fashion. He was able to hold and slightly pull together a Ferry cruise boat before Iron Man come to assist him. During the Ambush in Berlin, he punched a depression into a concrete wall.
- 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 Civi