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Quote1.png I don't dream, Pete. Not anymore. But if I did, this is what I'd see. The end. Of course, you'll fight. Try to stop it. Try to push back the impossible weight. Try to be free. But we're all in a hell of your making. Living through the choices you've made. Suffering for them. Screaming for help-- dying in your arms. You have great power, old pal. And rest assured... you're responsible. Quote2.png

Appearing in "Sinister War: Part 1"

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  • Humans (Main story and flashback)
  • Demons (Main story and flashback)
  • Mutants (Only in recap)
  • Centipedes (Only in flashback)



Synopsis for "Sinister War: Part 1"

Kindred narrates how if he could dream, then this scenario would be it. Chiding Peter for taking on the insurmountable challenge but making a Hell of his own creation from the choices he made for all those in his life and that they will die in his arms. Assured that Peter had great power, but blaming him as responsible for all the hurt and suffering. Elsewhere, Quentin Beck portals himself and Mary Jane to his first studio where "Mysterio" was born. Reflecting on his classic bouts with Spider-Man, he lamented on his death after fighting Daredevil [1] and his damnation into Hell to suffer until he met Harry, who made him a deal which led to his resurrection[2]. Although he thought himself free, Harry visited Quentin intermittently throughout the years, even granting Quentin access to technology to reach an alternate universe[3] where Peter would arrive in. But as Spider-Man was more and more active as a superhero with his activities reminiscent of the old days, Beck thought he was free of Kindred until his master's return months earlier. Beck rationalized that Hell was also a state of mind.

At the Ravencroft Institute, Kindred left Norman alive and a clue for where to go next: Drake Kennard. At the office, Drake is pleased to meet Norman after weeks of failed contact in regards to Mendel Stromm's last will and testament. With the only item being a Safety Deposit Box with a key in it, Norman immediately knows its meaning and flies out to Paris. As Norman arrives, Kindred narrates how it was time to have Norman face his sins. In the hidden prison cell, Carlie Cooper continues to call for help only for Harry Osborn to give up again. Reminding him of his family awaiting him. But with his past, he feels they are better off without him, feeling that something is hiding and telling him that none of his life is real and none of it will last. Carlie retorts that he shouldn't give in, but as she goes on about those he loves awaiting him, Harry points out the door is open and they're free to go.

In an abandoned ambulance, Kindred sometimes sits in there to try feeling the memories[4] from when Peter comforted him dying, helped him die a hero, but now feels nothing. On a sound stage, Mary Jane recognizes the setting as the therapist's office she attended after Gwen died, and Beck explains that the suggestions he gave her to cope had her return over the years. But after her therapist retired, she got a new one for after Harry died, Ludwig Rinehart. Once Mary Jane realizes Ludwig is but an alias of Mysterio's, she notes how she never remembered that, with Beck explaining that memories were malleable and can lead some astray. Returning to the theater, Beck leaves Mary Jane there as she tries to once more convince him that he has changed, but he departs with his "big scene" coming up, leaving Mary Jane alone with Kindred.

Solicit Synopsis


Two of the most deadly villain teams are fighting both Spidey and each other, but what is Kindred’s role in all this?

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