I know, I... please stop yelling at me. I know I'm too young to be out here. I know I'm not super hero enough to go to war or be an Ultimate. I know. You're right. Just-- help me get home and I'll go home.
What was I thinking anyhow? Norman Osborn killed Peter Parker. He killed him. Right here on this street. I come here and what? Let him kill me? Is that-- is that the Human Torch? Ow. Oh, my God. This is it. This is the exact place it happened. This is the exact place the Green Goblin killed Spider-Man.
This is not the way the world is supposed to be. this wasn't the way the world was created. This -- this is a patchwork quilt of madness so madness can rule over it. The world you are living in now -- it was constructed using cosmic forces way beyond us. This isn't what New York is. Our dimensions were -- they were thrown on top of each other on purpose. We didn't do this. Man didn't do this. This was done to us. This is a zoo. A prison. This is a circus of -- terror and confusion built specifically to torture and punish everyone who has ever crossed its maker. And the real punishment is: ignorance. You would know if the world was ever different. You -- you were all put here to specifically to beat each other... to stomp on each other... to murder each other. Everyone here... We, all of us, have one enemy in common and he finally found a way to get at all of us. He is not your god. He is not your ruler. He is a mad scientist and dictator. He is just a man who has found a way to make you believe he is your god. But he isn't. And he never was. Doctor Doom is just a man. A broken, angry rage monster who finally got the power he needed to remake the world in his own image. He finally found the power to punish his enemies and rule over everyone. And he created this part of the world to punish you. He plucked you up and dropped you here to torture each other. To fight a fight with no winners and losers. With no memory of a better time and a better world. 'Let alone two better worlds. Doom is not god. He's just-- He's just Doctor Doom. And he won.
You have no idea, in mid-fight, how often I think about pulling someone's head right off and I-- It's thoughts like that that make me worry that I am more like my dad and uncle than I want to admit. I worry that my dad isn't the guy I want him to be... that he's just pretending because I showed up in his life. I worry that it's in my DNA. My family... that we're just... not good.
Hey, you know, I don't think I was sent here to see how crappy your all-day is... I can get that at home... I think I was sent here to see how personal it all was. I didn't see how much pain was here. This is your pain. I felt it so powerfully, so personally, I made it mine, but it's yours.Spider-Man is yours. You're amazing to share it with me... you're amazing to let me prove myself to your high standard... but even that is just about how amazing you are. Not how much I deserve it. I guess I really never understood how personal it was.
I'm not an Avenger. I'm not Thor. Or Cap. Or Peter. I'm just a kid in a mask. Doing the best I can. But I'll never give up on the world. Or this city. Or anyone that needs me. I'm Miles Morales. And I'm Spider-Man.
You're right. We'll do what you say. Get the geniuses together for a planning session. But let's also let the others -- the ones you don't need -- bring in new spiders. It's called a compromise. If we're gonna survivethis... we both have to step out of our comfort zones a little.
"With great power there must also come great responsibility." The first Spider-Man used to quote that at me all the time. I've been to other planets. I know androids and demigods. But real talk? Our neighbors are more important than alien invasions or global conspiracies. And the people around us are our great responsibility.
As long as it lives, this disgusting little piece of Carnage will look for someone to twist and control. But it's my only link to Carnage. My only way into his plans. And I've proven I can beat it. And just like that I know what I have to do.