- —Peter Parker[src]
After being bitten by a radioactive spider, Peter Parker developed superhuman abilities, which granted him the proportionate strength and speed of a spider, as well as an uncanny ability to adhere to walls. Resolving to use his abilities to help those in need, he developed his own web fluid and web-shooters, and took on the costumed identity of Spider-Man and fight crime in the streets.
Avengers Civil War
After about six months of being Spider-Man, Peter was approached by Tony Stark, who had been following his vigilante activities and figured out his identity. Tony informed him of the situation involving the Sokovia Accords, and told him that Captain America was wrong in his decision to oppose it, and was dangerous because of it. Tony recruited him to his team, gave him a new suit, and brought him to Germany to face off against Captain America's opposing faction. As Spider-Man, Peter faced off against several enhanced individuals and managed to hold his own against them, before being injured by Scott Lang. After the mission, Peter returned home, having told May he got his bruises from fighting "Steve from Brooklyn" and his "big friend". He was seen in his room discovering the spider signal which was activated by his new web-shooters. Stark allowed Peter to keep the new suit and told him they would contact him again if they needed his help.
Back to Daily Life
Two months later, Peter still hadn’t heard anything from Stark of the other Avengers. Desperate to prove himself, Peter quit most of his school activities like the school band and the academic decathlon, so he could focus more on his duties as Spider-Man. He also frequently tried to contact Tony Stark through Happy Hogan. To his aunt and friends, Peter lied that he was spending his time on an internship offered by Stark. One day, when coming home from another day as Spider-Man, Peter found his friend Ned Leeds waiting for him in his room. Ned thus discovered Peter’s secret, and became his confidant. Using his computer skills, Ned hacked the Spider-Suit and removed the Training Wheels Protocol that Stark had implanted, thus giving Peter full access to all of the suits abilities, including the A.I., which Peter nicknamed Karen.
One night, when he was about to show up as Spider-Man on a party thrown by Liz Allan, he discovered two thugs named Herman Schultz and Jackson Brice selling high-tech weapons to a man named Aaron Davis. Peter tried to capture the two men, but they managed to get away when their boss, Adrian Toomes, interfered and dropped Peter in a lake where he nearly drowned, but he was saved in time by Stark with a remote controlled Iron Man armor. Stark ordered Peter to stay away from the dangerous criminals.
Peter didn’t want to give up so easily and along with Ned investigated a weapon left behind by Brice, removing its power core. Using a tracker he planted on Schultz, Peter discovered the gang had moved to Maryland. Peter thus signed up for the Decathlon again so he could go Washington DC. There, he attempted to stop Toomes from robbing a D.O.D.C truck, but was defeated, trapped inside the truck, and taken to the D.O.D.C. vault. With help of Karen, Peter managed to escape, and in the process learned that the power core he and Ned had taken with them was in fact an unstable Chitauri grenade. Peter made it back to Washington just in time to save Ned and their friends from the elevator of the Washington Monument when the grenade exploded and damaged the elevator.
After returning to New York, Peter sought out Davis and learned from him that Toomes was about to meet with Mac Gargan on board the Staten Island Ferry to discuss a weapons deal. Peter interfered and managed to capture Gargan, but Toomes got away again when a malfunctioning weapon tore the ferry in half. Peter’s own attempt to save the ferry with his webs failed, and it was only due to the timely arrival of Stark that a disaster was averted. Angered at Peters’ recklessness, Stark took back the Spider-Man suit.
Disappointed, Peter returned to his high school life and mustered up the courage to ask Liz to the homecoming dance. Upon picking up Liz from her house, Peter learned that she was Adrian Toomes’ daughter. Toomes likewise figured out Peter was Spider-Man, and threatened to kill him if he ever interfered with his plans again. During the dance, Peter realized Toomes was planning to hijack a D.O.D.C. plane transporting weapons from Avengers Tower to the team's new headquarters, and set out to stop him, even though this meant he had to rely on just his old homemade suit and webshooters again. With help of Ned, Peter first defeated Schultz, who was waiting for him just outside the school. Peter then confiscated Flash Thompsons’ car and had Ned track his phone, which Peter had left in Toomes’ car, to find out where Toomes was. Upon reaching Toomes’ lair, Peter found Toomes waiting for him. Using his wingpack, Toomes destroyed the building's support beams and left Parker to die under the rubble of the ceiling.
Peter was able to escape, however, and intercepted the plane with Toomes on board, steering it to crash on the beach near Coney Island. There, Peter and Toomes engaged in a final battle that ended with Toomes’ equipment exploding and Peter saving Toomes from the wreckage. Toomes was arrested afterwards, and Peter was offered by Stark to officially join the Avengers. Peter declined however, stating he’d rather be a local hero for now. Stark accepted this choice, but still gave Peter his suit back. However, when he used the suit again, Aunt May saw him with it.
Peter was on the school bus, during a trip to visit the Museum of Modern Art, when his Spider-Sense alerted him to the presence of an ominous spaceship in the sky. He asked Ned to distract the other students while he suited up and headed towards the danger. Peter met up with Iron Man after saving him from Cull Obsidian and was tasked with rescuing Doctor Strange from Ebony Maw. During his rescue attempts, Peter and Strange were both transported to Maw's spaceship, with Peter scaling the outer walls of the ship and running out of oxygen. Stark rescued Peter with an armored suit, which formed around Peter's body and provided him with oxygen. Stark then boarded the ship to rescue Strange and sent Peter home, but Peter snuck aboard the ship to help. Stark was furious that Peter disobeyed him, and asked Peter what his plan to save Strange was.
Inspired by the film Aliens, Stark and Peter rescued Strange using Peter's plan of blasting Ebony Maw into the vacuum of space, and sealing the open wall with nanotech. During this, Peter discovered the mechanical spider arms that his new suit featured. Peter was knighted as an Avenger and accompanied Stark and Strange to Titan, where they crash-landed and met Guardians of the Galaxy members Star-Lord, Drax and Mantis. Both parties mistook each other for allies of Thanos, whom Ebony Maw served, but upon learning that they were both there to stop Thanos they decided to team up to defeat him. Thanos arrived on Titan, where Peter and his allies ambushed the alien to try and remove the Infinity Gauntlet from his possession. The plan backfired after Star-Lord, enraged at the revelation that Thanos killed his girlfriend Gamora in order to get the Soul Stone, attacked Thanos and accidentally freed him from Mantis' trance. Thanos then used the Gauntlet to hurl a nearby moon at the heroes and left to Wakanda after gaining the Time Stone from Doctor Strange. Peter rescued Drax, Mantis and Quill from the debris from the moon and regrouped with his fellow defeated heroes. After Thanos completed the Infinity Gauntlet in Wakanda and snapped his fingers to erase half of life in the universe, Peter was one of the heroes that died, crumbling to dust in Stark's arms.
Following the creation of the Avengers' Infinity Gauntlet using the Infinity Stones they stole from the past, Hulk snapped and brought everyone Thanos had killed back from the dead. Among the army the Avengers effectively summoned was Peter himself, overjoyed to be back. Upon his return, he helped Tony defeat one of Thanos' troops and then received a relieved hug from his mentor. Peter was a critical part of defeating Thanos and his army, as he was one of the few who managed to play keep-away with the Avengers Infinity Gauntlet, jumping and swinging across the battlefield and even activating his Instant-Kill Mode of his suit, hanging on Mjolnir, and riding on a Pegasus, courtesy of Valkyrie. He was eventually buried under a pile of rubble with the Gauntlet, but was then found by Carol Danvers, to whom he tried to introduce himself.
Later on in the battle, Tony managed to attain the Infinity Stones himself and use them to eradicate Thanos' army, albeit at the cost of his own life. Peter was among those who were with him as he died, telling him that he could rest easy knowing that he had succeeded and beaten Thanos once and for all. Peter attended his late mentor's funeral alongside many other Avengers, as well as Pepper Potts, Morgan Stark, Happy Hogan, and Harley Keener. He later returned to his everyday life in school and happily reunited with Ned Leeds.
Back to Normal
Following Tony Stark's death and funeral, Peter continued to act as the friendly neighborhood Spider-Man, doing his best to live up to what he felt were the giant shoes Stark left for him to fill as his protégé. He hosted fundraisers and charity events for the homeless and did his best to cut down on the returning crime waves in Queens, as well as around the entire rest of the city, including thwarting a robbery by the Manfredi Mob. He became well-known and liked by the residents of the city and was hailed as one of the city's heroes, and was even thought to be taking Iron Man's mantle.
In spite of this, Peter still felt that he was not living up to the posthumous expectations of his mentor and struggled with the post-traumatic stress of being killed in the so-called "Blip" and brought back by what became known as "The Blip," only to have his world shattered by such a hard loss. In an effort to ease his anxiety and stress, Peter signed up for a trans-Atlantic trip to Europe with Ned, MJ, and the rest of his classmates who returned after the five-year time gap.
Europe and Mysterio
Prior to the trip to Europe, Peter decided to leave both of his suits at home, wanting to just be a normal teenager for the duration of the vacation and not wanting to remind himself of Thanos or Stark's death. Unbeknownst to him, however, his Aunt May packed the traditional Stark suit in his suitcase before he left on the trip. Peter also planned to confess his growing feelings for MJ to her while in Europe.
The class first traveled to Venice, Italy, where Peter discovered that May had packed his suit for him. He left the suit in the hotel room, but took the web-shooters just in case. Peter later began to flirt with MJ while on a gondola ride until a large humanoid figure made of water burst out of the canals and began to attack the Rialto Bridge. Peter helped clear his classmates out of the area and then donned his web-shooters and attempted to stop the creature, but was quickly defeated. A man then flew in trailing green smoke behind him and managed to take down the creature with only a little effort before disappearing again. Later on, the class watched a report on the attack on the news at the hotel, revealing the newcomer's name to be Mysterio.
That night, as Peter and Ned were getting ready to go to sleep, Ned was tranquilized and Peter was introduced personally to Nick Fury, who had previously tried to contact him, but had failed as Peter did not want to shoulder the extra weight of whatever assignment Fury had for him. Fury advised Peter to suit up, then took him to a secret base under the canals, where Maria Hill was also waiting. Here, Fury introduced Peter to Mysterio, whose real name was Quentin Beck. Beck revealed he was from a different Earth and that the creature that had attacked during Peter's class trip to the Venetian canals was something called an Elemental, more specifically the Water Elemental; according to Beck, they had arrived after Thanos' first snap tore a hole in the fabric of the universe, allowing the Elementals to slip through and Beck to follow. He also told Peter that the Elementals had killed his family and destroyed his universe's Earth by attacking key points across the world, and that those key points were the ones they were attacking now. Fury then appealed to Peter to team up with Beck to help stop the Elementals, though Peter was reluctant to do so and ultimately rejected his pleas, opting to stay with his class and continue with his field trip. Before he left, however, Fury gifted Peter with a pair of glasses from Stark which were meant for his successor and programmed with the E.D.I.T.H. AI, which could effectively hack into any and all Stark tech.
Unbeknownst to Peter, Fury then covertly altered the trip's itinerary for Prague, where the next Elemental was projected to attack. Along the way, the bus was stopped at a rest stop where a covert agent directed Peter to a different room where another agent was waiting for him with a custom black stealth suit meant to avoid arousing the suspicion Peter's friends and classmates would have if they saw that Spider-Man had somehow followed them to Europe. By giving him this suit, Fury left Peter with no excuse to not help mitigate the threat. While Peter was being given the suit, however, his classmate and rival Brad witnessed and photographed Peter with the agent who he believed to be an escort and plotted to show the picture to MJ to prevent the two from getting together. Peter employed the E.D.I.T.H. glasses to delete the photo, but not before inadvertently almost killing Brad via a Stark drone strike.
Upon the class's arrival in Prague, Fury cajoled Peter into working with Beck to take down the incoming Elemental and the two of them, along with Fury and Hill, came up with a plan of attack. Peter once again tried to back out, leading to Fury scolding him and implying that he wasn't ready to bear Stark's legacy and that he was squandering the potential he was given as a hero. Peter left and hid out atop a building, where Beck visited him and offered him some advice on being a hero. Peter later flirted more with MJ before a show at the opera, but was distracted when Fury contacted him to alert him to the Fire Elemental's arrival. The monster attacked at a carnival and Peter and Mysterio managed to stop it by working together, during which time Beck risked his life trying to take it down. Fury and Hill then invited Peter and Beck to Berlin to discuss assembling a new superhero team. He then told Peter that he would only be welcome to such a conference if Peter was ready to embrace his legacy. This stressed Peter out and when he and Beck went to a bar later to celebrate (though Peter only ordered lemonade), Peter convinced himself and Beck that Stark's message with the E.D.I.T.H. glasses meant that Peter was to choose the next Tony Stark, not to actually be him. Believing Beck to be more worthy of shouldering Stark's legacy, Peter bequeathed him the glasses and returned to his trip.
Later on, Peter took a walk in the streets of Prague with MJ and worked up the nerve to confess his feelings for her, but before he could do so, she revealed that she had deduced his true identity as Spider-Man. Though Peter quickly denied this, MJ showed him a piece of debris she found in the rubble of the Fire Elemental attack, which they then discovered was actually a projector which displayed an image of an Elemental they hadn't seen before, the Air Elemental; the two concluded that Beck was a fraud and had been playing everyone the entire time. Panicked by this revelation and realizing his massive mistake in giving Beck the glasses, Peter confirmed that he was, in fact, Spider-Man and warned MJ that she was likely in danger along with Ned. Peter hurried to Berlin to inform Fury of Beck's true nature and told him about the projector he and MJ found, but then found that this Fury was nothing more than an illusion created by Beck, who attacked him and wore him down with illusions; Peter was then hit by a train. Peter survived the impact but was badly injured and fell unconscious shortly after climbing aboard the train car.
Peter later woke up in a jail cell somewhere in the Netherlands, but found a way to break out and got in contact with Happy, who picked him up in a Stark jet designed for Peter. Realizing he needed a new costume after the stealth one was destroyed in his battle with Mysterio's illusions, Peter discovered, with Happy's help, a machine left to him by Stark specially designed to manufacture the Spider-Man suits. Peter designed his own new red and black suit while Happy flew him to London, where Beck planned to project the next Elemental, seeking to kill MJ and anyone else who knew his secret. Once they were over London, Peter told Happy to fly high into the sky so Beck wouldn't see him coming, and then dove and parachuted down into the midst of an upgraded Air Elemental, before using upgraded gliding technology to fly through the tempest illusion, constructed from several hundred projectors like the one MJ had found. Peter broke through the illusion using his Spider-Sense (which his friends and aunt referred to as the "Peter-Tingle") and landed on the bridge, rescuing civilians and calling out Beck to fight. After breaking through an illusion using purely his Spider-Sense, Peter regained control of the E.D.I.T.H. AI and used it to order all the projector drones to self-destruct, thereby defeating the so-called Elemental. During the ensuing battle between Beck and Peter, Beck was shot by a misfired gun from one of his own drones and fell to the floor. As he died, he taunted Peter before Peter quickly caught the real Beck's hand and prevented him from shooting Peter in the head; though Beck had been shot, the one on the floor was just another illusion. The real Beck also appeared to die from the gunshot wound, however.
Peter and his class returned to New York safely shortly after this, and with MJ now knowing Peter's secret, the two began a relationship together. Peter eventually took MJ swinging through the city, though this made her dizzy and nauseous and she asked to never do it again. Not long after the two had parted ways, however, J. Jonah Jameson, an executive reporter at the Daily Bugle, came on-air with footage of the London battle which Beck took and had doctored to make it appear as though Spider-Man was the one who caused the chaos and ultimately killed Beck. Jameson declared Spider-Man to be a public menace before showing another clip in which Beck publicly revealed Spider-Man's identity to be Peter Parker.
Fame and turmoil
Peter was swarmed immediately after this by reporters, federal agents, and normal civilians alike, all of whom wanted a piece of him and none of whom could tell whether the friendly neighborhood Spider-Man they thought they knew was actually an international masked murderer. Peter scooped up MJ and fled the scene, taking to the high rises and subway tunnels alike to make a beeline back to his and May's apartment, whereupon he attempted in vain to hide the fact that Beck had revealed his identity to everyone with Internet access. He was soon confronted by federal agents of the Department of Damage Control, who arrested him, May, MJ, and Ned and brought them in for questioning, thoroughly believing Peter to be behind Mysterio's murder. While many of these charges had no substantial evidence to them, as was assured to the Parkers by their lawyer, Matt Murdock, it put Peter and his friends on the map in the worst of ways, making them into the subject of controversy in their senior year of high school and causing them all to get rejected from the colleges to which they applied.
Desperate to reverse the effects that Mysterio's scheme had on his life, Peter went to seek the help of Doctor Stephen Strange in hopes that he could use the Time Stone to make it so it had never happened, though Strange, who had been stripped of his title of Sorcerer Supreme in the five years of his absence due to Thanos' plot, lamented that he couldn't do that because he no longer had the stone, since the one belonging to their universe had been destroyed by Thanos and the one used by Bruce Banner and Tony Stark had been returned to its proper place in the timeline. He did, however, have the idea to erase the memories of everyone on the planet that Peter was Spider-Man, to which Peter eagerly agreed, despite Wong's warnings of the dangers of that spell. Nonetheless, Strange took Peter to cast the spell, but after realizing just how universal the effects would be, Peter began to tamper with the spell himself, making it so that MJ would remember their relationship and his being Spider-Man. Unsatisfied, he added that Ned and May should remember too, and Happy as well, until finally the spell destabilized so much that it opened several rifts in the fabric of the universe, though Strange swiftly stitched these shut and contained the corrupted spell within a magical artifact. After realizing that he hadn't so much as tried to plead his case to the admissions officer for M.I.T., Strange kicked Peter out of the Sanctum Sanctorum.
Peter heeded Strange's advice and tracked down the M.I.T. admissions officer who was just leaving town after a New York City admissions mixer and attempted to talk to her about MJ's and Ned's applications, more concerned for them due to their peripheral involvement in his vigilantism than for himself, but was warned by his spider sense of some kind of impending danger. After seeing that the highway ahead was being torn to pieces by some unseen individual, Peter donned his Iron Spider armor and warned the officer to flee before they were attacked by a man with four mechanical arms, who seemed to recognize Spider-Man and demanded that he tell him where his machine was, despite Peter knowing nothing about who he was or what he was talking about. Believing his foe was playing games with him, the man attacked Peter and attempted to kill him, throwing the admissions officer's car off the bridge in the process. Peter saved her from imminent death but was forced to leave her car hanging when his attacker pinned him against the overpass support and tore apart his suit, integrating it into his own arms. He next attempted to run Peter through with a spike on one of his arms, but the suit defended him by using nanites from his mask to protect his torso, revealing his face to his attacker, who bewilderedly stated that he was not, in fact, Peter Parker. Unbeknownst to him, however, the man's integration of Peter's suit had allowed Peter to take control of the limbs and use them to save himself and the admissions officer, bringing them both to safety once more on the bridge. The grateful admissions officer told Peter she would reconsider all three applications before promptly leaving the scene, but Peter's spider-sense warned him of an even greater danger approaching, which manifested in the form of a green-armored man with a creepy elf-like mask appraoching on a glider while dropping bombs. The man he had just captured identified him confusedly as "Osborn" before they were transported back to the Sanctum Sanctorum by Strange, where the man with the arms was imprisoned in a magical cell and Peter was startled by a reptilian monster leaping from the shadows of his own cell to try and attack him.
Strange explained to Peter that after he had meddled with the memory erasure spell, it had opened a rift in space and time which allowed individuals from across the multiverse who knew about Peter Parker's identity as Spider-Man to leak into their own universe, including the two already in the Sanctum, who identified themselves as Otto Octavius and Curt Connors, respectively. After Strange enchanted one of Peter's gauntlets from his Iron Spider armor to be able to capture the remaining multiversal "visitors," Octavius identified the other man they had seen on the bridge as one Norman Osborn, warning Peter that he was running off into the night to fight ghosts, as the Norman he knew was long dead. Peter, disturbed by this, went to go and capture the other individuals he had been tipped off about with the help of MJ and Ned, operating out of the Sanctum's basement. He encountered a man made of electricity and another of sand. The "Sandman," recognizing Peter as his own version of Spider-Man, showed up to help him, and assisted him in capturing the electrical man after he became apparently hostile. After unmasking himself, however, the Sandman saw that this Peter was not the one he recognized, and became distrustful of and hostile toward his former ally, causing Peter to have to capture him, too. Peter then stayed behind overnight to fix some of the damage his battle with the electrical man had caused, not wanting his reputation to be tarnished further as a vandal.
As dawn broke, Peter was informed that a man matching the description of Norman Osborn had been picked up by the F.E.A.S.T. shelter where May was working. Believing her to be in mortal danger, Peter rushed there, only to find a seemingly entirely normal, however depressed, Osborn being fed by May. Peter took him back to the Sanctum where all the other prisoners were being held, but not before talking with May about the responsibility he had to help them if he can instead of simply sending them home. Back at the Sanctum, the electrical man introduced himself as Max Dillon, while the Sandman called himself Flint Marko. Strange revealed his intention to send all of the multiversal trespassers back to their respective realities, but they pleaded with him, stating that they would all die if they were sent back, as they couldn't remember anything from their worlds after what they perceived to be death of some kind. Strange confirmed that the majority of them die during or after a fight with their respective Spider-Men, sending them into a frenzy as the sorcerer moved to finalize the reversal of his spell which would send them home. Recalling May's words about his responsibility and reluctant to send them home to their fates, Peter stole the artifact Strange was using to contain the corrupted spell, making off with it before being captured and pushed out of his physical form by Strange. After managing to retake control of his body, Peter fled the sorcerer once again, almost being captured multiple times as his pursuer opened the Mirror Dimension around him, until Peter used his knowledge of geometry to manipulate the dimension to his advantage, ensnaring Strange in a trap of his webs and stealing the box and Strange's sling ring before stranding him there.
Peter then took the displaced individuals to Happy Hogan's apartment, where he and May had been staying temporarily, devising various solutions to cure them of their ailments and abilities using Stark Tech entrusted to him after Stark's death. He successfully reverted Doc Ock to Doctor Otto Octavius, giving him control of his mind and arms once more. He moved to do the same for Dillon, Marko, and Osborn, but was thwarted when his spider-sense warned him that Osborn's Goblin persona had taken over. He subdued the would-be attacker with his webs but was then attacked by Dillon, who removed his cure device after being manipulated by the Goblin into believing it would kill him and immediately moved to steal the Stark arc reactor that was powering the device Peter had used to create the cures, blasting Octavius and letting the others flee. Goblin got free and began to attack Peter after May had fled with the remaining cures and a long and painful battle between the two ensued, with the Goblin beating Peter relentlessly until they reached ground floor. Peter attempted to inject him with the cure he had made, but it was flawed and had no effect. The Goblin then told Peter that no good deed went unpunished, proceeding to call in his glider, which struck May and left her helpless on the ground. Though Peter managed to deflect the bomb Goblin threw with the intention of killing her, he could not save her from the wounds she had received from being impaled by the glider, and his aunt died in his arms as he was shot at by armed agents moving to arrest him.
Peter was forced to flee and chose to hide out atop his high school where he could be alone. It was here that MJ and Ned found him and he broke down as they hugged him, stating that he didn't know what to do and that he didn't feel he could save anyone. The two then introduced him to two people they thought he should see, those being his own variants from the universes of the villains he had been attempting to cure, the Peter Parker of Electro's and Lizard's universe and the Peter Parker of Goblin's, Sandman's, and Ock's universe. Both told him that they, too, had lost people they loved; both had lost their Uncle Ben like him and one had lost the love of his life after he failed to save her, and the pain had made them vengeful. In spite of this, however, they had been told the same words May had passed on to Peter before her death, that his great power meant he had a great responsibility to help those who couldn't help themselves. Their words uplifted Peter, and they began to engineer a plan to take down the villains.
The first step was to break into the lab in the high school and use their collective intellect to reengineer the cures Peter had initially created. Here, they were also awed by one of the Parkers' ability to generate web fluid biologically, without need for mechanical web-shooters like the other two. One of the variant Peters also told the other one not to give up on his life as Peter Parker, and that there was more to it then just being Spider-Man, as this Peter had devoted most of his life to being Spider-Man after losing his Gwen Stacy, but had yet to meet his counterpart of MJ like the other two. After this, Ned, who had used Strange's sling ring to bring the other two Parkers there and could now shakily open gateways like Strange could, opened a gateway to the Statue of Liberty. Peter called in to the Daily Bugle to share his role in bringing the multiversal villains to their universe, using the call as a ruse to lure them all to him and his variants at the Statue. This worked incredibly well, with all five villains quickly showing up to steal the box Peter himself had taken from Strange. The three Spider-Men attempted to fight in tandem and cure the villains but found themselves distracted by different villains and getting in each others' ways. After Sandman caused a sandstorm around the Statue, the three regrouped and the two variants confessed that they had never fought in a team before, but Peter reassured them that he had after fighting with the Avengers, and instructed them to, as a group, target one at a time. To avoid further confusion between the three Peters it was decided that this Peter would be 'Peter-One', Norman, Octavius and Marko's Peter would be 'Peter-Two' and Connors and Dillon's Peter would be 'Peter-Three'. After this, the three worked together cohesively, swinging off of each other and giving each what the other needed in battle. Like this, they were able to cure Sandman and Lizard before Electro almost killed his counterpart variant of Spider-Man as he had intended to do years prior, but was interrupted by Octavius, who had seemingly returned to being evil after he grabbed and choked the two variant Spider-Men. This was a trick to throw Electro off, however, and allowed Octavius to administer Dillon's cure to him.
It wasn't until then that Goblin returned, bombing the Statue of Liberty and causing it to begin to fall apart. Octavius attempted to stop him himself, but had one of his arms severed before Peter managed to relieve the Goblin of his glider, rendering him flightless on a large piece of debris from the Statue designed to look like Captain America's Shield. Here, Goblin taunted Peter for being too weak to cure him or even send him home to die, to which Peter responded that he just wanted to kill Goblin himself. Peter then savagely beat the man, not relenting until he was crippled on the ground and only then did he pick up the villain's glider in order to impale him on it. He was stopped from going through with this by his variant counterpart from the Goblin's universe, however, who understood what it would do to Peter in the long run. This variant was promptly stabbed in the back by an unrepentant Goblin, who teased Peter once again, this time about being the one to kill May: the Goblin was the one who struck the blow but she was only in a dangerous situation because of her connection to Spider-Man. The third Spider-Man then threw Peter the revised Goblin antiserum, which Peter vengefully stabbed into Goblin's neck, successfully reverting him permanently to a remorseful Norman Osborn.
After this, as the universe around them started to tear open as a result of the spell breaking free of its containment, Peter approached Strange, who had been accidentally freed by Ned and MJ minutes earlier, and told him that if it was the only way to reverse what was happening, then he should complete the spell as he had intended to the first time. Strange refused, warning Peter that everyone would forget about him being Spider-Man, but that they would also forget who Peter Parker was to them, what he meant to them, and what they had been through together. His relationship with MJ would be erased, as would his friendship with Ned, his enrollment in school, and his relationship to the Avengers, including Strange. Peter acknowledged this, stating that it was what had to be done, and ordered Strange to complete the spell. Strange advised him to say his goodbyes while he could, and Peter did so, vowing to MJ and Ned that he would find them again and remind them of what they had all been through together, before kissing MJ goodbye and doing one final secret handshake with Ned. From here, he returned to the city, watching as Octavius, Osborn, Marko, Dillon, Connors, and the two other Parkers returned to their universes and the breaches in reality were closed.
Brand New Day
Sometime shortly thereafter, Peter, his identity as Spider-Man a secret once more, sought out MJ in the coffee shop and diner where she worked, only for her to stare right through him as another random customer and greet Ned with a smile as he walked in. Despite his plans and promise to remind the two of who he was, after seeing their happiness and planning to go to M.I.T. without his problems in their lives, he decided against it, and ordered a coffee instead, wishing them well and leaving. He visited May's grave and promised to carry on doing what she had taught him to do, and also held a brief conversation with Happy, who was also visting the grave site but was oblivious to who Peter was. He began renting out a cramped and dingy studio apartment, where he moved in with a fresh lease on life, planning to finish out his GED, since his high school transcript had been erased, and readying himself to resume life as Spider-Man with an all-new red and blue suit.
Being younger than most other superheroes active while the Avengers were in their prime, Peter possessed a much more optimistic worldview than his more experienced counterparts. By this same token, however, he was significantly more naïve and immature and did not know the full extent of his still-developing powers or how to use them yet. He has also accidentally revealed his secret identity as Spider-Man twice to both his best friend and his aunt., as well as recklessly revealing it to Quentin Beck in Europe, which subsequently led to it being exposed to the entire world when Beck framed Peter for his murder. Peter showed a darker side of his personality when he let his anger get the best of him and nearly killed the Norman Osborn of a parallel reality, but was stopped and reminded of his goodness and responsibility by his own counterpart from Osborn's world. Peter is known to frequently make pop culture references to films from the 80s, which have actually helped him develop successful strategies in combat before. When he's not fighting crime, Peter is generally kind-hearted and fun-loving and values his friends and family above all else.
Spider Physiology: Spider-Man possesses the proportionate powers of a spider. The bite triggered numerous body-wide mutagenic changes within Parker, granting him superhuman strength, speed, toughened flesh, and numerous arachnid-like abilities. However, due to his inexperience, he doesn't have full control of his powers and is still discovering them, including his spider-sense. His powers are also still developing.
- Superhuman Strength: Spider-Man possesses the proportionate strength of a spider, enabling him to lift more than the weight of a car. There is footage of him stopping a car moving at 40 mph before hefting it aloft. He was also able to catch and support a collapsing jet bridge.
- Superhuman Speed: Spider-Man can move at greater speeds than that of an ordinary human, making him adept at dodging attacks.
- Superhuman Stamina: Spider-Man is able to exert himself much longer than normal humans, without tiring.
- Superhuman Agility: Spider-Man is exceptionally agile and fast, capable of swinging around on thin spider-webbing and jumping very high distances without difficulty.
- Superhuman Reflexes: Spider-Man's reaction time and coordination is significantly enhanced. He is able to catch objects moving at high speeds even without looking.
- Superhuman Durability: Spider-Man possesses denser bones and muscle tissue, that allows him to survive great impacts. He was unaffected when he fell from the height of several stories. Spider-Man has endured punches from super soldiers without sustaining any lasting damage.
- Superhuman Senses: Spider-Man's senses are greatly enhanced as he describes them being "dialed up to eleven."
- Superhuman Balance: Spider-Man's sense of balance is similar to most arachnid species, allowing him to perform acrobatic feats and gymnastics.
- Superhuman Sight: Spider-Man's sense of sight is superhuman, as he was forced to restrict his eyesight with dark goggles to avoid it from handicapping him in a battle.
- Spider-Sense: Spider-Man has a pronounced survival instinct which warns him of impending danger in no time before the time of danger.
- Wall-Crawling: Spider-Man is able to adhere to surfaces like a spider, enabling him to crawl along walls or ceilings with ease. When asked about it by Iron Man, he stated that he doesn't use a mechanical device to achieve this.
- Regenerative Healing Factor: Spider-Man's enhanced metabolism allows him a much faster and extensive recuperation rate than normal humans. After his fight with Vulture, the large scars and burns on his body healed up in a matter of hours.
- Gifted Intellect: Peter Parker is an exceptionally smart science enthusiast, capable of inventing and constructing his own web-shooters (the sophistication of which impressed Tony Stark) and using the laws of physics to his advantage in a battle as Spider-Man.
- Skilled Combatant: Spider-Man is a relatively skilled fighter at both close and long distances. However, he does not seem to be skilled in martial arts, and instead fights instinctively. He emphasizes the use of his speed, agility and his spider webs, which he uses as a non-lethal weapon.
- Bilingualism: Peter has been shown to be able to speak both English and Italian.
- Expert Inventor: Parker has been able to use his intellect to create inventions such as his Web-Shooters with over-the-counter materials. With Stark Indrutries technology, he has been able to design his own suit with some improvements, later he also used Stark technology to create cures to strip villains from other universes of their powers to prevent their deaths.
- Master Acrobat: Parker has demonstrated that he can perform various acrobatic and gymnastic feats.
Due to his enhanced senses, Peter uses goggles in his original suit to filter out information from the world around him to a more tolerable degree, with the lenses in his new costume helping him maintain this level for control.
- Tom Holland portrays Spider-Man in the films Captain America: Civil War, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Avengers: Infinity War, Avengers: Endgame Spider-Man: Far From Home, and Spider-Man: No Way Home. He also makes an uncredited cameo at the end of the film Venom: Let There Be Carnage.
- Jon Bernthal, who portrays the Punisher in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, filmed audition tapes with Holland to help him get the role of Spider-Man. Holland later returned the favor by filming audition tapes with Bernthal to help him get the role of the Punisher.
- During an interview with The Huffington Post, Peter Parker actor Tom Holland proposed the idea that his character made an uncredited appearance in Iron Man 2, as a little boy with an Iron Man mask whom Tony Stark saves from a Hammer Drone at the Stark Expo. Spider-Man: Homecoming director Jon Watts subsequently supported the possibility, additionally revealing he got the idea to attribute Peter Parker's identity to said little boy while rewatching all Marvel Cinematic Universe movies in preparation for Homecoming. While the idea gained traction online, when Holland talked with Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige, he didn't confirm it.
- This version of Spider-Man potentially appears in Spider-Geddon #5 as part of the Spider-Army assembled to fight the Inheritors on Earth-616. He appears wearing the Tony Stark-made suit that he wore between Spider-Man: Homecoming and Avengers: Infinity War. The character also makes a potential cameo in Spider-Verse (Vol. 3) #1.
- Peter's safe space was the roof of Midtown School of Science & Technology.
- 22 appearance(s) of Peter Parker (Earth-199999)
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