Pavitr Prabhakar, a poor Indian boy, lived in a village, but moves to Mumbai with his aunt Maya and uncle Bhim to study after getting half a scholarship. His parents died some years earlier. Other boys at the school teased him and beat him. He knew his uncle Bhim was struggling to support him and his aunt Maya, and pay the school. Only Meera Jain, a girl from school, befriended him. Meanwhile, Nalin Oberoi, a local crimelord, used an amulet to perform an ancient ritual where he was possessed by a demon committed to opening the gate for other demons to reach to Earth. While being chased by other kids, Pavitr encountered an ancient yogi who gave him the power of a spider to fight the evil threatening the world. While discovering his powers, Pavitr refused to help a woman being attacked by several men. He left the place, but returned when he heared his uncle's cry, who was stabbed when he tried to help the woman. Thus Pavitr came to understand that with great power comes great responsibility.
Next, Nalin Oberoi became human again, transformed his doctor into Doctor Octopus (without the usual mechanical arms, he had demon arms that looked similar to his mechanical arms), and sent him to kill Spider-Man, as instructed by the demonic voices. Doc Ock failed, and Spider-Man made it into the newspapers where he was deemed a threat.
Oberoi kidnapped Pavitr's aunt, taking her to a refinery outside Mumbai. There he betrayeds Doctor Octopus, blasting him away with a ray. Spider-Man arrived and fought Oberoi, who had also kidnapped Meera. He let both aunt Maya and Meera fall. Spider-Man dove for his aunt, but then failed to rescue Meera, who was saved by Doctor Octopus coming back to exact revenge on Oberoi. Pavitr revealed his identity to Meera and asked her to take his aunt away.
Oberoi got rid of Doctor Octopus for good, and touched Spider-Man with the amulet. A Venom-like creature tried to turn Spider-Man to the dark side, but he remembered his uncle and rejected the evil. By doing so, the link between the demons and Oberoi was shattered, and he became human again.
Everything went back to normal, Spider-Man got the girl, and celebrated Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, with his aunt.
Sometime later, Spider-Man was encountered by Superior Spider-Man (Otto Octavius), who saved him from certain death by Karn. He joined the team of Spider-Men from many dimensions to battle the Inheritors.
Upon arriving in Earth-3145 and meeting this reality's Ben Parker, Pavitr suffered an existential crisis regarding to the overwhelming number of similarities between himself and the other Spider-Totems, especially the Peter Parker of Earth-616, in which Pavitr felt like he and the others are echoes or distorted reflections of the Earth-616 Peter, and therefore expendable in the coming battle against the Inheritors. However, his worries were refuted by Spider-UK, who stated that each Spider-Man is unique and special in their own way. Pavitr then participated in the final battle with the Inheritors and survived.
After the defeat of the Inheritors, Pavitr joined the Web-Warriors. Shortly after its formation, the team had to face the Electroverse, an army of Electro that raged across the Multiverse. The Electro reached their base, and after a fight the spiders retreated to Earth-803. There Pavitr created a communicator with which they lured the Electroverse to Earth-803. The team later discovered an ongoing demonic invasion into the world of Pavitr and managed to foil it. The Web-Warriors also responded to a distress call from Spider-Punk, saving his world from an invasion, but due to web of life and destiny problems Pavitr, Spider-Ham, and Spider-Man noir found themselves in the world of the latter and Pavitr sensed that the worlds for some reason were intertwining. The three decided to question Harry Osborn, but he attacked them by surprise and defeated them. Osborn took them to the World of the Loom, but in the end thanks to the involuntary help of the rest of the team, Ham, who had eluded him, managed to defeat him.
The Inheritors escaped from their prison and the totems gathered two armies, one bent on killing their enemies led by Superior Spider-Man, and another with less gory intentions which Pavitr joined. The group attacked the new base of the Inheritors but were overwhelmed and saved only thanks to the intervention of Otto's group. Eventually the two teams unified and discovered that Solus had been resurrected. Eventually, however, the spiders were able to transfer the minds of their enemies into newborn bodies, devoid of memories and powers.
- His name means "pure" and "light-maker", and is a play on "Peter Parker".
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