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Quote1.png Dad used to tell me stories about him. He was a hero who died before I was born. Quote2.png


In the alternate future of MC2, Ben Reilly's "niece," May Parker aka Spider-Girl, wore Ben's version of the Spider-Man costume and web-shooters, having been raised on tales of her heroic "Uncle Ben". Like her father, May had an Uncle Ben. However, unlike her dad, May never knew her uncle: Ben Reilly, Spider-Man's clone. His last words before his death were about her: "Take care of my "niece", Peter... tell her about... her Uncle Ben".[4] Her first costume and web-shooters were in fact his, kept in storage since his death. When May asked her father about him, however, Peter left out the fact that Ben was really a clone, instead referring to him as a cousin. If May had any children in the future, they too would have an Uncle Ben, May's baby brother. As Peter and MJ named May after Peter's Aunt May, May asked which Uncle Ben the newborn was named after: her Uncle Ben, or Peter's Uncle Ben. Peter asked if it really matters, and May simply responded, "I guess not".[1]

Ben Reilly sired a son with Elizabeth Tyne, named Reilly Tyne, who became the hero known as Darkdevil after Kaine tried to save his "nephew" from cellular degeneration.[5]



Seemingly those of the Ben Reilly of Earth-616.


Seemingly those of the Ben Reilly of Earth-616.


Seemingly those of the Ben Reilly of Earth-616.



Web-Shooters, Spider-Suits


Seemingly those of the Ben Reilly of Earth-616.


Hints about Darkdevil's true identity in early issues of Spider-Girl led many fans, as evidenced by the book's letter page, to theorize that Darkdevil was in fact Ben Reilly himself.

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