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Uncle Ben[src]


Ben Parker is married to May Reilly and uncle to Peter Parker aka Spider-Man. He was a father to Peter and instilled in him a philosophy that led to the decision of becoming a hero. Uncle Ben was killed by a burglar (Walter Hardy) that Peter failed to stop and while defending his wife, May, during a break in at their house. Unbeknownst to him, Peter, having been bitten by a spider that was genetically altered by radiation, selfishly let that same burglar go earlier that day. Using his spider powers to help him get home, he then opened the door to a crying Aunt May. Peter ran over to comfort her and ask her what happened. She then tells him that Uncle Ben was murdered by a burglar who broke into their house and stole Ben's car. Enraged, Peter was furious at this and sought revenge, So he donned his Spider-Man costume and confronted the burglar in an old warehouse. Spider-Man unmasked the burglar, only to realize to his horror that it was the same burglar who he let escape earlier. After knocking the criminal out and lowering him to policeman via web line. Overcome with guilt, Peter vowed to use his powers for good and to never put himself before anyone else and to never to let another innocent person come to harm if he could help it. remembering his uncle's words that, "With great power there must also come great responsibility" he became a superhero. He was also the representation of Spider-Man's good side during that time he was possessed by the Symbiote. He helps free Peter from the symbiote's grasp.[citation needed]

Powers and Abilities


As he was a former soldier, it can be assumed that he has some knowledge in firearms and martial arts. Strength level

Physical Strength

Ben Parker possessed a normal human strength of a man of his age, height, and build who engaged in moderate regular exercise.


Uncle Ben appears in flashback in Spectacular Spider-Man episode "Intervention" voiced by Edward Asner.


Like in the comics, the 12th episode of the first season revealed that Uncle Ben was killed by a burglar that Peter failed to stop and while defending his wife, May, during a break in at their house.

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