- —Gwen Stacy
After the death of Gwen Stacy at the hands of the symbiote monster known as Carnage, Dr. Ben Reilly stole a sample of the Carnage symbiote from Dr. Curt Conners' lab after he was arrested for its creation.
At the behest of CIA agent Henry Gyrich, Dr. Reilly and Dr. Otto Octavius began experimenting with creating super soldier clones -- particularly of Spider-Man. In what was labelled the "Stacy Experiment," they infused the sample of the Carnage symbiote with a sample of Gwen Stacy's DNA and managed to create a genetic duplicate of her possessing all of the original's memories up to and including her death.
Unable to control her symbiote, the clone of Gwen panicked and escaped custody alongside the other clones, making her way to the Parkers' doorstep. When S.H.I.E.L.D. came to Peter's house in order to apprehend him because of the havoc a clone of him called the Scorpion had created, the clone of Gwen revealed she was bonded to the Carnage symbiote.
Afterwards, Gwen's clone was given some form of therapy by Tony Stark and a team of doctors within the compound. During one such therapy session, the Green Goblin caused a massive prison break and she escaped in the confusion. Using the symbiote to cross to Manhattan, Gwen's clone returned to the Parker's house in a confused and terrified state, with her face transformed into that of Carnage.
During the subsequent exchange between Peter and Gwen's clone, Eddie Brock came by in an attempt to gain access into the house and retake his lost symbiote, who he knew had returned to Peter. Peter attacked Eddie as Spider-Man and carried him to a nearby industrial rooftop, with Gwen secretly following them. When Eddie demanded Peter help him get the Venom symbiote back from S.H.I.E.L.D., Peter asked Gwen to turn into Carnage and show Eddie how insane he was for wanting to become a monster again. Gwen complied, but noticed Eddie was about to attack Peter and lashed out with her symbiote. Absorbing part of the Carnage symbiote to reactivate the remnants of the symbiote in his body, Eddie transformed into Venom and attacked Carnage intent on absorbing the rest of her symbiote. Spider-Man tried to break up the brawling symbiotes, but Venom bashed him aside. Enraged, Carnage redoubled her attack on Venom, but was eventually overwhelmed and engulfed. Venom assimilated the Carnage symbiote and transformed into a more powerful form, expelling the clone of Gwen. Venom subsequently fled the scene, and Gwen was taken back into S.H.I.E.L.D. custody by Iron Man.
While examining her at the Triskelion, Tony Stark noted she was a normal human with no traces of the symbiote in her system. Peter and May were called to the base, and Peter questioned Tony about what exactly "Gwen" was at that point. Tony speculated to the Parkers that the original Carnage symbiote had somehow survived and created a genetic duplicate of Gwen to serve as its host, and then posed the question that if she was biologically 100% Gwen Stacy and had her mind, "then who are they to say she's anything but Gwen Stacy".
Though she was nothing but a normal human girl at this point, S.H.I.E.L.D. Director Carol Danvers attempted to keep Gwen in S.H.I.E.L.D. custody. However, Peter and May were able to successfully argue for her release into their custody with the support of Tony Stark.
Six months Peter and Gwen became a romantic couple. Aunt May was somewhat annoyed by this as she constantly warned them that she wanted no "hanky panky" (a demand she had previously said about Peter and Mary Jane being together). Eventually, however, Gwen chose to break off the relationship, complaining that Peter never did seem to want to be in a relationship with her and that he did not find her attractive - though Peter was disappointed and flatly denied both.
Death of Spider-Man
Gwen and May were sent away, by Peter, for their safety after he had learned that Norman Osborn and his Six had escaped and were most likely coming for him. While they were leaving the city, however, May got a phone call from one of their neighbors informing them that Peter was Spider-Man (a fact they already knew) and he was outside their house being brutally attacked by five super-powered villains. They turned around and headed back home, only to find that Peter had been beaten nearly to death, though he would be fine. After a final fight with Norman, however, Peter died in May's arms as Gwen looked on in horror and hugged a wailing May.
The New Spider-Man
Gwen convinced May to accept the offer made by Tony Stark to take them to Paris, where they could start a new life. Also, to be less recognized by the press, she temporarily cut her hair and dyed it black. ...more...
Unable to cope with Peter's death, Gwen, Mary Jane, and Aunt May developed somewhat emo-culture personalities, with MJ also sporting glasses.
Months later, a new Spider-Man appeared, which caught the attention of May and Gwen, who moved back to New York in order to meet him, but before that they found themselves with the Spider-Man of another universe, with who she shared her experiences and he his. Miles Morales, the new Spider-Man, also made a presence during that scene, and left hours later with the other Spider-Man and S.H.I.E.L.D..
Powers and Abilities
Gwen was formerly merged with the Carnage Symbiote. When merged with it she had many of the abilities that Spider-Man possessed, including superhuman strength, regeneration, and the ability to climb on walls. Carnage could also swing from web lines created from its own matter. She lost these powers when Eddie Brock removed the symbiote from her.
- Although this Gwen has blue eyes, her Genetic Template had hazel eyes.
- In Ultimate Spider-Man #128 Gwen said she had nowhere to go and it was either coming back to Peter's house or jump off a bridge. This is a reference to Gwen's death in Amazing Spider-Man #121 where the Green Goblin threw Gwen Stacy off the George Washington Bridge. Spider-Man's webbing caught her but her neck broke because of the whiplash and she died instantly.
- Gwen used Facebook.
- 60 appearance(s) of Gwendolyne Stacy (Clone) (Earth-1610)
- 5 mentions of Gwendolyne Stacy (Clone) (Earth-1610)
- 50 image(s) of Gwendolyne Stacy (Clone) (Earth-1610)
- 6 quotation(s) by or about Gwendolyne Stacy (Clone) (Earth-1610)