Quote1.png Peter, no! Just a few seconds more... listen to me, Peter, listen to me. I know, in my heart of hearts, that you and I were always meant to be together. Whatever he throws at us, whatever he does, whatever he undoes, it doesen't matter. Because whatever he does to pull us apart would have to be bigger and stronger than what brought us together and kept us together, no matter what happened. And there's no power in the universe big enough for a job like that. Not the Devil, not God, not anybody. We'll find each other again, and we'll be together again, I know we will. And I'm always right about these things, right? Quote2.png
-- Mary Jane Watson-Parker seconds before the time-alteration


Appearing in "Spider-Man: One More Day, Part 4"

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Synopsis for "Spider-Man: One More Day, Part 4"

As Aunt May's life support fails and she begins to flat-line, Peter and Mary Jane spend one more day together. After an emotional discussion, they come to terms with the fact that more than anything else, Peter wishes his Aunt May to survive so that she can die of natural causes instead of her being a victim of one of Spider-Man's foes.

They then spend their final night as husband and wife holding each other until Mephisto comes to hear their decision. They agree to allow Mephisto to save May's life in exchange for their wedding, however under a few conditions: First that history is altered so that Peter never revealed his identity during the Civil War, in order to prevent May from becoming a target of Spider-Man's enemies once again, and another condition which Mary Jane offers to Mephisto in secret.

With the terms of the bargain explained, Mephisto begins to change reality, revealing to them that the greatest victory of taking their marriage is that they will never have a daughter, whom Mephisto reveals was the little girl Peter met earlier the previous night. Although it is too late for their deal to be reversed, Peter tries to attack Mephisto, but Mary Jane stops him. In their last moments she tells Peter to be a hero, her hero, and if their love has been able to endure so much, they will someday be together again. Everything goes black.

Then begins a brand new day where Peter and Mary Jane were never married and his best friend Harry Osborn never died. At a party Harry introduces Peter and Flash to his girlfriend Lily Hollister and her best friend Carlie Cooper. Peter celebrates with the others, and it is revealed that Peter and Mary Jane had a relationship that recently ended. As Mary Jane leaves the party, Harry reveals that he's been in Europe this whole time and says "You know the worst thing about rehab, fellas? The parties suck." As Harry says how glad he is to be back, Peter jokingly says "Speak of the devil and he appears." Harry then proposes a toast to all present: To a Brand New Day.

Appearing in "Aunt May Profile"

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Profile of Aunt May.

Appearing in "The Wedding!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Amazing Spider-Man Annual #21.

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This story is a reprint of the comic
Amazing Spider-Man Annual #21.

It is days before his wedding, Spider-Man is web-slinging across town when he happens upon the police attempting to stop a heist being run by Electro.[Continuity 1] Spider-Man swings in to lend a hand webbing up one of his men and tying him to a lamp post. During the course of the battle, Electro puts the lives of innocent people at risk, forcing Spider-Man to save them and leaving himself open to attack. However, the wall-crawler ultimately defeats Electro by tossing a manhole cover at a fire hydrant. Upon impact, the fire hydrant breaks open and sprays Electro with water, short-circuiting his powers and knocking the villain out. Although the police attempt to arrest him, Spider-Man slips away and recovers his camera which has been taking photos from afar. He takes a few shots of Electro and his men being taken away by the police.[Changes 1] Later across town, Spider-Man prevents a bank heist by flipping over the getaway car and webbing up the doors and windows so the thieves inside cannot escape.

Later, Spider-Man returns to his apartment in Chelsea where he strips off his costume and gets to develop his photos. An hour later, Mary Jane arrives with a bunch of luggage as she is moving into his apartment. After explaining how his automatic camera manages to take photos of him in action as Spider-Man, Peter discovers that they might not have enough room to store all of their belongings together. Mary Jane suggests that Peter throw out the replica of his original costume that he purchased in Berlin recently.[Continuity 2] Peter decides that this is a concern for another time and that they should call their Aunts and let them know the good news. Mary Jane tells Peter to sell his photos to the Daily Bugle and that she can call them from the limo that is taking her to a modeling shoot. As he watches his bride-to-be leave his apartment, Peter realizes that Mary Jane comes from a very different world, one that requires a great deal of money, something Peter doesn't have a lot of.

When Peter goes to the Daily Bugle to sell his photos, he is happy to find that Joe Robertson is willing to buy all the photos, even though he feels that the paper overexposes the costumed hero. Before Peter can go to get paid, Joe brings him to the Daily Bugle staff lunch room where his co-workers have prepared a surprise party for him. The celebrations become tense when J. Jonah Jameson enters the room. However, he hasn't come to badger his employees back to work, but to congratulate Peter on his upcoming wedding. When Jameson reminds Peter how serious getting married is, Peter suddenly begins to question if he is actually ready to get married. Before Jonah can leave to answer a call from his own wife, Joe Robertson uses the opportunity to guilt Jonah into signing a bonus check for Peter to go to his wedding. After the party, Peter bumps into Betty Brant on the way out. He tells her about his upcoming wedding and Betty tells him that she and her husband Ned will be in attendance. This disturbs Peter as Betty seems to be blocking out the fact that her husband is dead.[Continuity 3] Running into Betty makes Peter think about how they once had a relationship and that his career as Spider-Man affect him.[Continuity 4]

At lunchtime the next day, Peter Parker meets up with Mary Jane at her apartment for lunch. There he presents her with a ring which he purchased with the bonus he got from the Daily Bugle. As they sit down to eat, Peter mentions the pep talk that he got from J. Jonah Jameson. This prompts Mary Jane to ask if Peter has had some second thought. He stammers but tells her that he hasn't, and when she is asked as well, she stammers through a response as well. They are saved from any uncomfortable questions when the phone rings. The caller is a man named Bruce, a someone from Hollywood who is trying to talk Mary Jane out of getting married by offering to take her on a trip to Paris. She declines his offer, but when she tells Peter about it, and the possibility of a fashion gig on her wedding day, Peter is once more left to question the type of life he will provide to his future wife. Later, Mary Jane is at the office of a world famous fashion designer, who offers her a job on a shoot in the Bahamas. However, Mary Jane has to turn it down because it is her wedding day. The designer understands and tells MJ that he will have a surprise waiting for her in the next few days.[Continuity 5] On her way out, she is confronted by a man who gives her an audio recording and tells her to listen to it in a nearby parked car. She recognizes it as Bruce's car and listens to the recording. It's another attempt to convince Mary Jane to reconsider marriage, revealing that there are two tickets to France in the glove compartment.[Continuity 6] Mary Jane thinks Bruce will never change but considers the idea could be fun.

Later that day, Peter pays a visit to his Aunt May at her home in Forest Hills. While she attends to a pie, Peter looks through an old family album. Coming across a picture of himself with his Aunt May and his Uncle Ben get Peter to think about the events that turned him into Spider-Man. How a moment of selfishness led to a crook to get away, a crook who later shot his Uncle Ben.[Continuity 7] Peter then finds a photo of his old girlfriend Gwen Stacy. He thinks about how his career as Spider-Man led to her death at the hands of the Green Goblin.[Continuity 8] That's when Aunt May startles him from behind, and he questions if he should keep his loved ones at arms length. May tells him that is a foolish thing to do and goes back to the kitchen to attend to her pie. While she is busy, Peter slips the photo of Gwen Stacy into his shirt pocket. Moments later, Mary Jane and her Aunt Anna arrive. With everyone present, Peter and Mary Jane announce that they are getting married. The two aunts congratulate the young couple on the announcement. Having a private conversation with Aunt May, Peter admits that the idea of getting married is scary. Aunt May reminds him that he's a Parker and he loves Mary Jane and will do what's right for both of them. Outside, Mary Jane tells Peter that she is meeting someone and is picked up by Bruce, making Peter feel jealous and suspicious over what's going on.

Peter spends most of the evening pacing his apartment wondering where Mary Jane could have gone and with who. Suddenly she arrives at his apartment at 1 in the morning. She tells Peter that she had spent the last few hours thinking. She then asks him to take her where he goes when he wants to be alone to think. Peter then changes into Spider-Man and takes up to the very top of the Empire State Building. Peter says he goes up here to think and look at the sites.[Continuity 9] When Mary Jane notices he can also see the Brooklyn Bridge, the place where Gwen Stacy died, Peter assures her that he has moved beyond that part of his life. When Peter drops Mary Jane home she reminds him that they have to pick up their marriage license the next day. Peter then returns home where he spends the rest of the early hours of the morning looking at the photo of Gwen. Peter is roused by a phone call at 9 am from Mary Jane who is excited to tell him about the beautiful wedding gown that was gifted to her by the fashion designer. She is excited for their upcoming wedding, but Peter is reluctant to share in her excitement.

The following day, Peter and Mary Jane go to the Department of Licenses and Registration to get their marriage license. When Mary Jane says their marriage will be forever, this instills more doubt in Peter. Still, they fill out the required paperwork and agree to meet up for dinner. Peter then pays a visit to Flash Thompson who is about to be released from the hospital.[Continuity 10] Peter asks Flash to be his best man, and Thompson is honored to accept the offer but notices that Peter is a little nervous. However, Peter brushes it off as nothing. Later when he is sitting down for dinner with Mary Jane, Peter tries to call off the wedding, but she interrupts him to show a picture of her wedding dress. When she asks Peter what he wanted to talk about, she loses his nerve and tells her that Flash wants to throw a bachelor party for him. Mary Jane is happy to hear it because her friends are throwing a party for her as well. Peter's bachelor party is a tame affair at the Coffee Bean drinking champaign with Harry Osborn and Flash Thompson. Peter takes this opportunity to express his doubts about getting married, but when Thompson asks if Parker loves Mary Jane, he says he does. Thompson says the issue is settled and proposes a toast.

Meanwhile, Mary Jane and her friends are throwing a party at an upscale club. The whole time the men in attendance are trying to talk Mary Jane out of getting married. Later, Peter and his friends are leaving the Coffee Bean, and he thanks them for their advice before heading home for the night. While at the nightclub, Mary Jane gets a message from Bruce giving her a final chance to rush off with him to France at 4 am that morning. Mary Jane finds herself conflicted and decides to party the night away.[Continuity 11][Changes 2] That night, Peter has a nightmare about the wedding. In it, he is dressed in his Spider-Man costume while standing at the altar. In attendance are his Uncle Ben, as well as a bunch of Spider-Man's allies and greatest foes. When the priest asks for the ring, Flash Thompson can't find it. That's when Gwen Stacy approaches Peter with the ring. She gives Peter the ring and kisses him on the cheek. When Gwen says goodbye, she vanishes and Spider-Man begs for her to come back. When the priest asks if there are any objections to the wedding, the villains have just tied up all the other heroes and attack. Peter tells Mary Jane to run for it, but she refuses to go. When the villains rush at her, Peter Parker wakes up from his dream screaming. It's 3 am when Mary Jane leaves the club and finds Bruce waiting for her outside in his car. He once more asks her to accompany him to France. She decides to get in, but only because she has to make a decision once and for all. Meanwhile, Peter is atop of the Brooklyn Bridge where he is torn by his old feelings for Gwen Stacy and wonders what he should do.[Changes 3]

The following afternoon, the guests are arriving at the church waiting for the bride and groom. That's when Bruce's red sports car pulls up. Mary Jane comes out in her wedding dress and discovers that Peter hasn't arrived yet. For a brief moment worries that Peter has gotten cold feet.Peter then arrives just seconds later, apologizing for running late, Mary Jane is relieved to see that he has arrived. Soon everyone gathers inside the church for the service. After the couple exchange vows and rings, the priest pronounces them husband and wife, and the newlywed couple kiss.[Changes 4] Soon after, a reception is held in honor to the newlywed Peter and Mary Jane Parker. As usual, J. Jonah Jameson takes the opportunity to take credit for the Bugle picking up the tab and giving a long-winded speech. Even though he just got married, Peter is sulking a little because he can't afford to take Mary Jane on a honeymoon. That's when Mary Jane produces the plane tickets given to her by Bruce. He had given them to her as a wedding gift when he realized that she wouldn't reconsider getting married to Peter.[Changes 5] Two weeks later, Peter and Mary Jane return to their apartment in Chelsea after an adventurous time in France.[Continuity 12] Peter asks Mary Jane what they should do after such a romantic getaway and have to return to a dump like his apartment. Mary Jane assures him that no matter where they are they will always be doing the same thing: Living happily ever after.[Changes 6]

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  • Mary Jane's "secret" speech to Mephisto could not be read in the print edition, but in the digital edition, over a super zoom, the following sentence was allowed: "You will remind me of everything", indicating that Mary Jane continued to know of everything that had happened even when Peter Parker's mind was completely cleared of these events. However, in the recount of events in One Moment in Time, MJ said "I know he will not accept the pact unless I ask him... But if it is the end of it, you will leave him peace for the rest of his days.", leading to believe that Marvel omitted the facts.

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