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Quote1 I'm an investigative reporter. You know what that means? It means I collect facts, and I figure out the story. And when I determine who the bad guys in the story are, I punish them. Quote2
The Spider-Man[src]

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What tragic event drove Peter Parker (Earth-90214) to seek justice? toggle section
The tragic event that drove Peter Parker, also known as Spider-Man Noir or Detective Spiderman, to seek justice was the death of his Uncle Ben. This loss became the primary motivating factor in his life and superhero activities. Peter is quick to assume guilt and responsibility for anything bad that happens in his presence or that can, in some way, relate back to him. This sense of responsibility has led him to make dramatic and unrealistic proclamations, such as his "Nobody dies!" credo. This tragic event has shaped Spider Noir's character and continues to influence his actions and decisions.
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Who raised Peter Parker in the Earth-90214 universe during the Great Depression? toggle section
In the Earth-90214 universe, also known as the Spider-Man Noir universe, Peter Parker was raised by his Aunt May and Uncle Ben during the Great Depression.
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Spider Noir and Peter Parker from Earth-90214 are actually the same character. In this universe, Peter Parker takes on the mantle of Spider-Man in a noir setting, hence the name Spider Noir. He fights crime using his spider-like abilities, much like his counterparts in other universes. This version of Peter Parker is known for his detective-like approach to crime fighting, which fits the noir theme of his universe.
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Spider-Man Noir, also known as Peter Parker from Earth-90214, is a unique take on the traditional Spider-Man character. This version of Spider-Man is set in the 1940s, a stark contrast to the modern setting of the original. Spider-Man Noir's suit is also notably different. It was created by Peter Parker himself to combat crime in stealth. The suit is made from his Uncle Ben's WWI airman uniform and includes a pair of goggles, a leather trench coat, and gun holsters for his revolvers. This gives Spider-Man Noir a more detective-like appearance, fitting the noir theme. Additionally, Spider-Man Noir's origin story involves a personal vendetta against Norman Osborn, whom he swears revenge on after a tragic event. This version of Spider-Man is darker and grittier, reflecting the harsh realities of Depression-era New York.
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The Great Depression plays a significant role in the backstory of Spider-Man Noir, also known as Peter Parker. During this time, Peter's Uncle Ben was murdered for encouraging a strike against the local sweatshops, a reflection of the economic and social struggles of the era. This event spurred Peter to become an investigative journalist, seeking to expose the corruption rampant in New York. The era's atmosphere of desperation and injustice also influenced Spider-Man Noir's darker, more violent vigilante persona compared to other versions of Spider-Man. The Great Depression setting adds a unique, gritty layer to Spider-Man Noir's character and motivations.
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Becoming Spider-Man[]

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Peter Parker

Peter Parker was raised by his paternal aunt and uncle, May and Ben Parker, during the Great Depression. Peter was raised with the belief of good triumphing over evil and was supportive of his aunt and uncle's activism.

Peter tragically discovered the mutilated body of his uncle Ben, killed in retaliation by one of New York City's businessmen for organizing a strike on sweatshops. The murder of his uncle by the Goblin drove Peter's resolve to continue to seek justice. While helping May at a rally in a Hooverville, they encountered a violent response from the Enforcers. Fortunately, the two were saved by Ben Urich.[10] Subsequently, Peter became Urich's protégé for the Daily Bugle and explored the dire situation of New York City's denizens, especially those under the threat of the Goblin. After Peter mistakenly received a tip-off meant for Urich, he ventured to a warehouse where the Goblin’s men were unloading a shipment of stolen antiques.[11]

A particular antique – a Spider Idol – broke open and releases a horde of spiders. One of the spiders bit Peter, causing him to pass out and dream of a Spider-God. After waking up, Peter discovered he possessed arachnid superpowers. Donning a mask, Peter confronted Norman Osborn in his home in order to get him to give up his hold over the city. However, Peter was shocked to discover Urich, who was revealed to have been blackmailing Osborn with his information on the mob boss in exchange for fueling his drug habit. Angered, Peter left Urich. Upon returning home, Peter created a costume based on his uncle's World War I-era airman uniform and became the vigilante, Spider-Man.[11]

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Peter later returned to Urich's apartment to force him to help him to bring down the Goblin, only to find the reporter dead. Strengthened with resolve from his aunt and Urich's lover Felicia Hardy, Peter thwarted the Goblin's criminal operations. As the Bugle labeled him negatively in the papers, Spider-Man arrived at the Bugle building to meet Jonah Jameson over this matter, only to find Jameson shot to death. Later on, Peter learned that Jameson was replaced by the Chameleon and the real Jameson was imprisoned by Osborn. This lead Peter to Jameson's location, where he killed the Vulture, who was responsible for killing Ben Parker, to stop him from murdering May Parker.[12]

Despite saving his aunt, May criticized him for killing the Vulture, as he could have stopped him with his powers. She told Peter that killing people would make him less of what makes him human. Spider-Man later tracked down the Goblin's "torture house" and found the mob boss and his Enforcers holding Felicia and Jameson captive. He discovered that the Goblin had planned on murdering Urich, finding the reporter's information on the Goblin, which was kept by Felicia, and then eliminating every witness. He also discovered that Felicia was responsible for killing the Chameleon after she saw him, disguised as Jameson, murdering Urich. Spider-Man intervened, subdued the Enforcers and rescued Jameson. Spider-Man chased the Goblin, who held Felicia hostage, and cornered him. Peter had the chance to kill Osborn, but decided not to. The mob boss was then killed by spider-infested Sergei Kravinoff.[13]

Eyes Without a Face[]

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Months after the Goblin's demise, Spider-Man investigated a new, dangerous mob boss known as the Crime Master. During his investigation, Peter became infatuated with Felicia Hardy, though his lover didn't share her whole love for him as they lived different lives.[14] Peter later interviewed Dr. Otto Octavius with his fellow news writer and friend Robbie Robertson, who had strongly suspected and tried to convinced Peter that there was something very sinister about the doctor.

Though Peter didn't take Robbie's suspicions too serious, he came to learn that many African-American minorities were being abducted by the Crime Master and was shocked to learn that Robbie was also abducted. After coming into his first conflict with the Crime Master, Spider-Man was brutally assaulted by the Crime Master's adjutant the Sandman until he was saved by Federal Agent Jean De Wolfe. Spider-Man teamed up with De Wolfe in stopping the Crime Master, and deduced Dr. Octavius was involved in the kidnappings. Spider-Man traveled to Octavius' laboratory on Ellis Island and was shocked to discovered that the doctor was aligned with the American Nazi-sympathetic organization the Friends of New Germany, and had been experimenting African-American minorities to transform them into mindless slaves.

Spider-Man freed the prisoners, but was too late and found Robbie already lobotomized. He came into a second confrontation with the Crime Master when he held Robbie hostage before De Wolfe's agents arrived on the island. After taking Robbie to safety and learning that the Crime Master had claimed murdering Felicia Hardy, as she was her lover, Spider-Man witnessed the mob boss get mercilessly killed by Octavius. Following this Spider-Man attempted to strangle Octavius for his crimes and what he'd done to his friend until being stopped by De Wolfe. After returning to Manhattan, Spider-Man went back to Felicia's apartment, having learned from De Wolfe that she was alive, and finding her bodyguard, who informed him that Felicia was recovering from her injuries and that she doesn't want to see Spider-Man ever again, blaming him for her injuries from the Crime Master after the mobster discovered her secret infatuation with the vigilante.

Edge of Spider-Verse[]

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Peter, his aunt May and Mary Jane Watson visited the New York World's Fair, and were discussing whether to see Salvador Dali's display or assist in Mysterio's act, choosing the latter while he reflects on the distance between him and Mary Jane. During the show, Peter's Spider Sense spikes up, but he ignores it and after the act, the three of them discuss how Mysterio managed to perform his escape. While battling Mysterio, the Spider-Man was attacked by Karn, but saved by the timely arrival of the Superior Spider-Man, who takes them back to the year 2099. There the Superior Spider-Man brings The Spider-Man up to date.[15]


Peter was now a member of the Superior Spider-Army and was stationed on Earth-928. He was present when Superior Spider-Man was confronted by Spider-Man of Earth-616. When the team traveled to Earth-4 (where Morlun killed that world's Spider-Man) and tells Peter to protect the Scion, the Bride, and the Other at all costs. Silk steals Spider-Man's portal device, intending to set right the deaths she caused and opens a portal while attracting the Inheritors' attention. Spider-Woman volunteers to follow Silk while Superior Spider-Man sends Spider-Man Noir to accompany them. He and the others traveled to an unknown reality where they were being tracked by Brix and Bora. Spider-Man Noir was wounded and the trio escaped to Earth-90214 to allow him to recover from his injuries.[16]

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After the teams combined Spider-Man Noir and Six-Armed Spider-Man were assigned to a dimension where Peter was placed in a coma after being bitten by the radioactive spider, having arrived to recruit this Peter, they realized the Inheritors will still come for him, despite his condition. The Six-Armed Spider-Man creates a cure similar to the one which had given him his extra arms in order to save the comatose Peter. Before the antidote can be completed, Peter turns into a mindless Man-Spider and attacks Uncle Ben and Aunt May, but is restrained by Spider-Man Noir. The Six-Armed Spider-Man is able to cure Peter with the serum.[7] He was later mentioned by Spider-UK after he reported that Spider-Man Noir was badly injured and Spider-Woman and Silk have taken him to recover on his homeworld. Superior Spider-Man expresses concern since the Inheritors have already been there, but Spider-Man says Silk should be safe as long as she keeps moving and takes one of Superior Spider-Man's cloaking devices.

Web Warriors[]

The Spider-Man joined the Web-Warriors and helped to fight against alternate versions of Electro.[17] He eventually was stranded in his home dimension alongside Spider-Man of Earth-50101 and Spider-Ham. There they found modern technology and ended up fighting a version of Green Goblin in an attempt to stop him from corrupting the Multiverse.


After disrupting a secret meeting between the Shocker and his Nazi clients with the help of Felicia Hardy, now going by White Widow, The Spider-Man was approached by Spider-UK[18] since he had recently learned that the Inheritors' cloning technology being put to use in Earth-616.[19] The Web-Warriors confronted the person responsible, the Superior Octopus, who was trying to use the technology to make himself immortal. During the subsequent fight, the Inheritors managed to transfer their consciousness from their prison in Earth-3145 to new bodies made in Octopus' cloning tanks. The Spider-Man jumped at the tanks to destroy them, but Morlun broke out of the tank, snared him, and began to absorb his energies. In an attempt to take out Morlun, Peter shot a grenade equipped in his belt to trigger an explosion, sacrificing his life in the process. However, Morlun survived and consumed Peter's remaining essence.[20] Following the Inheritors' eventual second defeat,[21] Ghost-Spider visited Peter's home reality to inform Aunt May, Mary Jane, and Felicia Hardy about his passing.[22]

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After dying, Peter was resurrected by the same Spider-God that gave him his powers, claiming that his service had not yet ended. He woke up in the New York of his home reality, hanging upside down from a cocoon, much like when he first received his powers. Sometime after continuing his adventures as a vigilante, he was met by Miles Morales, who came to Peter's reality to take the same Spider Idol that gave Peter his powers in the hopes that it would heal the Web of Life and Destiny. After battling Nazi Germany and taking the spider statue from Madame Swarm, Miles warned Peter that by using the spider statue to repair the web, he may not be able to be resurrected if he died again. Peter reassured him that he didn't want "special treatment", since that was how it worked for everyone else.[23]

The Cicada Stone[]

An attack on the Black Cat Club left waitress Holly Babson, whom Peter knew, dead. After taking a mysterious Cicada Stone from her hand, an investigation led him to Dr. Huma Bergmann who revealed that "Holly" was in fact her sister Hellga and asked Peter to accompany her to Europe. After initially refusing, Peter reluctantly agreed.[24] Together, they traveled to London where the Cicada Stone was stolen from them while a diplomatic couple arranged their passage to Berlin. Peter and Huma took a ship to Sicily, from where pilot Harry Charles flew them to Berlin. Inside the Neues Museum they were attacked by Electro[9] and Peter was only rescued by the American agent Byron Ironsides. Ironsides directed them to Istanbul and Harry flew Peter and Huma to the Turkish capital, where they were joined by another agent codenamed "Checkpoint Red".[25]

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The four of them proceeded to Uruk in Babylon, where Huma revealed herself to be allied with the Nazis,[25] while Harry in turned revealed herself as Wakandan Dora Milaje Hu-Ri. Peter, Hu-Ri, and Checkpoint Red were able to escape the Nazi ambush with the help of Ironsider and together proceeded inside the Temple of Inanna where the M'kraan Crystal was hidden. After fighting a giant cicada, they were again attacked by Electro and Cicada Stone was used to open the door to the Tomb of Heaven and exposed the way to the Underworld itself.[6] The energies of the Cicada Stone in the proximity of the M'kraan Crystal briefly changed Hu-Ri and Peter Parker into spider-like forms, but the effect quickly wore off. Huma Bergmann revealed herself to be the Goddess Inanna in the flesh and summoned from the Underworld five of Peter's deceased foes: Sandman, Chameleon, Goblin, Kraven, and Vulture. Together with Electro, they attacked Parker, Red and Hu-Ri and Spider-Man fought them off until Electro eventually threw them both down to the Underworld. Down there, Peter experience a vision of Uncle Ben before unexpectedly coming face-to-face with late Holly Babson. She was indeed the sister of Inanna, the Queen of Underworld Ereshkigal, but also the very same Spider-God that granted Peter his powers and had already brought him back from the dead once through her connection to the Great Web. Ereshkigal revealed that the Cicada Stone was the key to destroying the M'kraan Crystal and send Peter back to the world of the living. Nabbing the Stone from Inanna, Spider-Man was able to connect it to the M'kraan Crystal, weakening its structure, after which he destroyed both with one well-placed shot. The energies of the crystal also destroyed Inanna's mortal form. Shortly after, Peter, Hu-Ri, and Checkpoint Red were extracted out of Babylon by Ironsides.[26]

Servant of Shathra[]

At one point, Peter was bitten by one of Shathra's Spider-Wasps and became a Wasp-Totem under her orders, she sent him to Earth-616 to attack the Chosen One of the Spider-Totems: his local counterpart, and all the other Spider-Totems present.[1] While they were all busy fighting Morlun, he used the occasion to stab Jessica Drew with a mystical dagger, severing her from the Web of Life and Destiny and erasing her from existence. Revealing his transformed state, he imposed them an ultimatum: joining the Wasp-Totems or be severed, then saying that he lied earlier when he said they were all out of friends, they were just their enemies now, being joined by Spider-Punk, Spider-Woman and Ghost-Spider, all transformed into Wasp-Totems.

After Shathra's defeat, Peter was freed from her corruption.[27]



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Spider-Man's Spider-Sense


Gifted Intellect: Peter Parker possesses a natural talent for science.

Skilled Photographer: Peter is a very skilled photographer.

Master Hand-to-Hand Combatant: He is also formidable in hand to hand combat.

Private Investigator: Peter is an experienced investigator.

Skilled Marksman: Peter has impeccable aim with firearms and more often than not is able to hit his targets accurately.



Spider-Man's Noir Suit: A sepia coloured uniform made up of Peter's winter attire that he modeled after his uncle's WWI airman uniform. It also sometimes consists of a fedora hat and a trench coat or a vest in the non-winter months. This suit allows Peter to stealthily move about in the shadows. In addition to two gun holsters for his revolvers. The chest also consists of light kevlar.


Pistol revolvers, Thompson submachine gun, Incendiary Grenades


On foot, and by web



  • Unlike most Spider-Men, Peter in this universe was never taught the motto "With great power comes great responsibility", but was taught "If there is too much power, then it is the responsibility of the people to take it away" in its place.
    • He would eventually develop the lesson regardless.[23]
  • This is the second incarnation of Peter Parker to use firearms and have no qualms about killing, the first being "Assassin Spider-Man" of Earth-8351.
  • Peter had collected a sample of Venom of Earth-50101 and it's offshoots to be studied. It is unknown if Peter still has the sample.
  • The Spider-Man was voiced by Jake Eberly in Spider-Geddon: Spider-Man Noir.
  • Peter being killed by Morlun and resurrected by the Spider-Totem that had originally empowered him mirrors what happened to the Peter Parker of Earth-616 during Other: Evolve or Die.
  • Peter's version of the "Parker Luck" was the "Parker Fortune".[29]

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