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"I'd rather just stay on the ground for a little while. Friendly neighborhood Spider-Man. Somebody's got to look out for the little guy, right?"
―Peter Parker[src]

Peter Benjamin Parker is a high school student and a superhero with spider-like abilities, fighting crime as his alter ego Spider-Man. After receiving his abilities from a spider's bite, Parker chose to protect Queens from crime with his powers, juggling all of his superhero duties and the demands of his high school life. Despite his best efforts to keep his identity secret from the world, he was found and recruited by Tony Stark in the Avengers Civil War, while gaining a new suit and technology in exchange for his help.

Following the Clash of the Avengers, Stark allowed Parker to keep the suit for his time as Spider-Man. Parker forged a reputation for himself in New York City and became a well-known local hero. He later stumbled into a group of criminals led by the Vulture, who were creating advanced weapons from stolen Chitauri technology, and went on a quest to defeat their own leader in order to prove to Stark that he was worthy of being an Avenger. Only after defeating Vulture did Parker discover the true responsibilities of a hero, so he decided to decline Stark's offer of membership in the Avengers in order to continue helping the little guy however he could.

Biography

Early Life

Growing Up in New York

Peter Benjamin Parker was born in 2001, in Queens, New York City, New York. During his childhood, he was orphaned by his parents and went on to live with his Aunt May and Uncle Ben, the latter of whom died under unknown circumstances later in his life.[10] He grew up and was educated at Midtown School of Science and Technology; there, he made friends like Ned Leeds, who became his best friend but was also bullied by Flash Thompson, one of his classmates.

Battle at Stark Expo

"Nice work, kid."
Iron Man to Peter Parker[src]
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Peter Parker challenges a Hammer Drone

When he was young, Parker visited the Stark Expo and acquired toy replicas of the Iron Man helmet and glove. During his visit, Hammer Drones began attacking the expo sent by Ivan Vanko, prompting Iron Man to fight them. One drone landed in front of a fearless Parker, who held his hand up in defiance. Iron Man arrived just in the nick of time and destroyed the drone, thanking Parker for his help before flying off to continue the battle, leaving Parker completely awestruck.[11]

Becoming Spider-Man

"You got bit by a spider? Can it bite me? It'd probably hurt, right? You know what, whatever. Even if it did hurt, I'll let it bite me. Maybe. How much did it hurt?"
"Spider's dead, Ned."
Ned Leeds and Peter Parker[src]

After being bitten by a spider and acquiring spider-like abilities, Parker chose to fight crime in the streets of New York City as the masked superhero named Spider-Man. According to Peter, the spider died after biting him. To keep his identity as Spider-Man a secret, Parker maintained his normal, unassuming lifestyle, refusing to join the football team or do anything he would not have done before. He used his powers to stop small crimes and save people in Queens.[12]

Internet Sensation

"That's uh, that's all on YouTube though, right? I mean that's where you found it. 'Cause you know that's all fake. It's all done on a computer."
―Peter Parker to Tony Stark[src]

Since the start of his superhero duties, Spider-Man captured the attention of several news organizations and reporters interested in superheroes[13]. Witnesses filmed amateur videos of several of his feats, such as quickly subduing a thief and stopping a speeding car from hitting a bus[14], and have posted said footage to numerous video hosting websites such as YouTube.[12]

Recruited by Tony Stark

Meeting Tony Stark

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Parker returns home to find Tony Stark there

"So, you're the Spiderling? Crime-Fighting-Spider? Spider-Boy?"
"...S-Spider-Man."
Tony Stark and Peter Parker[src]

Parker returned home from school, greeting his Aunt May and mentioning a 'crazy car' parked outside the apartment building. The presence of Tony Stark, his biggest idol, in the living room caught Parker off-guard and left him speechless. Parker became confused when Stark told his aunt that Stark Industries planned to give him a sizable grant, claiming that Parker had signed up for it in the past.

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Stark shows Parker online footage of him.

During a private conversation in Parker's room, Stark showed him footage of the rumored "Spider-Man" that was said to be active in New York City for several months. His videos showed a figure in red and blue clothing apprehending criminals and stopping speeding cars with his bare hands. Stark jokingly wondered if that figure was not Parker, to which Parker awkwardly denied the figure's existence, claiming all of the footage had been edited.

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Parker explains the origins of Spider-Man.

Parker kept claiming that the video was fake footage that was made on a computer, but his cover was blown when Stark discovered the makeshift outfit that Parker used as his costume. Parker had no other choice than to confess that he had been Spider-Man for six months. Stark ridiculed Parker for his cheap costume, but was impressed by, and complimented, the tensile strength of his web fluid and asked who had made it.

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Parker is recruited into Iron Man's team.

Parker became defensive when Stark mocked the design of Parker's goggles from his costume, explaining that the goggles helped him focus his senses. When Stark asked why he became Spider-Man, Parker, without going into detail, explained that he understood that he needed to stop bad things from happening. Stark invited him to come to Germany to confront Captain America, but Parker claimed he had too much homework to join the mission.

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Parker webs Tony Stark to the door knob.

Stark said that the mission could be dangerous and decided to tell Aunt May that he was taking Peter out on a field trip. As Stark walked toward the door, Parker over-reacted for a moment and used his Web-Shooters to web Stark's hand next to the door knob, telling him not to tell Aunt May. Stark relented but asked to be freed from his webbing, and Parker freed his hand from the door awkwardly so he could be allowed to leave. Parker and Stark then went to Germany.[12]

New Suit

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Parker films his trip with Happy Hogan

"This is the greatest day of my life."
―Peter Parker[src]

Parker was then escorted by Happy Hogan to Stark's private jet. While Happy was driving him, Parker made a video throughout his trip which Hogan told him that he can't show it to anyone. When Parker tried to make conversation with Hogan, he was ignored for the rest of the trip. When Parker arrived on the jet, Parker was amazed by all the cool features on it, such as its need for no pilots. When Parker sat down, Hogan was confused by Parker's awkwardness as he had never been on a plane before as he chose to sit across from him. While Hogan slept on the jet, Parker videoed him, waking him up in shock.

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Parker finally arrives in Berlin for his mission

When they arrived in Germany, Parker explored the country video-logging everything without actually knowing why he was there — Parker was simply told that Captain America had apparently gone crazy. When they arrived at the hotel, Hogan directed Parker to his room.

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Parker is amazed by his new Spider-Man Suit

Parker then prepared for his fight and put on his original suit. Hogan walked in on Parker and, bewildered, asked Parker why he was not wearing the suit that Tony Stark made him. Parker, who was unaware of such a suit, then located the suitcase in another part of his hotel room and opened it, revealing the new suit and its features and upgrades. Parker, speechless, put on the suit and joined Hogan who took him to Flughafen Leipzig-Halle airport.[2]

Clash of the Avengers

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Spider-Man prepares to join in with the fight

"Nice job, kid."
"Thanks! Well, I could've stuck the landing a little better, it's just this new suit--it's nothing. Mr. Stark, it's perfect, thank you."
"Yeah, we don't really need to start a conversation."
Iron Man and Spider-Man[src]

While waiting for Iron Man's cue to join the fight, Spider-Man secretly filmed from a distance, capturing Iron Man along with other members of the Avengers who were currently in a standoff. While he was wondering who Black Panther was as he was currently standing alongside the Avengers, Iron Man ordered Spider-Man to come by shouting underoos, much to Spider-Man's great excitement.

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Spider-Man steals Captain America's Shield.

Spider-Man quickly placed his phone[2] and swung into the standoff, quickly stealing Captain America's Shield with his webbing while also using his Web-Shooters to stick Captain America's hands together, before getting distracted at the sight of the Avengers who he had admired for so long, much to Iron Man's annoyance as he ordered Spider-Man to keep calm. Iron Man and Captain America continued to argue all about the Sokovia Accords while Spider-Man looked on, keeping the shield to ensure Rogers was at a disadvantage.

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Spider-Man asks what he should do next.

Spider-Man was surprised by Ant-Man at first, who had managed to sneak atop the shield and kick him in order to return the shield to Captain America. As the former teammates began to fight each other, Spider-Man asked Iron Man what to do. He told Spider-Man to keep his distance and use his Web-Shooters against Captain America and his companions, as Stark did not want to hurt any of them or Spider-Man himself during the fight with the various heroes.

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Spider-Man battles Winter Soldier.

Spider-Man then followed Falcon and Winter Soldier in the airport terminal building by ascending onto and crawling along the outside windows. He then smashed his way through the glass panel and, with one kick, knocked Falcon to the ground and then turned upon Winter Soldier. While stopping a punch from Winter Soldier, Spider-Man became fascinated by his metal arm, allowing Falcon to tackle him and fly into the air while Spider-Man wrestled him.

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Spider-Man beats Winter Soldier and Falcon.

During a battle with Falcon, he webbed him to some hand railings in the terminal building but became distracted, this time by Falcon's wings, asking him if they were made from carbon fiber. Winter Soldier tried to intervene but Spider-Man was able to trap him and Falcon in his webbing. The hero was soon snatched away by Redwing, which grabbed his leg and ripped him through a window, dropping him outside while Falcon and Winter Soldier escaped.

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Spider-Man runs into battle with his allies.

Unfazed by his defeat, Spider-Man rejoined his fellow teammates as they lined up against Captain America's own team in a brief standoff, with Vision trying to divide the pair with a beam from his Mind Stone. When the two teams began charging at each other, Spider-Man had initially thought that Rogers' team would back down, stating this to Iron Man, who noted that they would not back down from a fight either as they all began running.

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Spider-Man swings across the battlefield.

As he charged into battle with the rest of his team, Spider-Man briefly fought with Scarlet Witch as he fired his Web-Shooters at her while dodging the cars she threw back in return and evading Hawkeye's various trick arrows before Hawkeye left to fight the Black Widow. Meanwhile, Spider-Man swung across the airport dodging whatever Scarlet Witch threw at him in an attempt to subdue him and assist Captain America's fight against his opposing team.[12]

Fighting Captain America

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Spider-Man confronts Captain America.

"Stark tell you anything else?"
"That you're wrong. You think you're right. And that makes you dangerous."
Captain America and Spider-Man[src]

Captain America brought Spider-Man to the ground when he threw his shield at Spider-Man's webbing. The pair expressed their respect to each other while Rogers asked what Tony Stark had said about him, with Spider-Man explaining that Stark believed Rogers was wrong about his views on the Sokovia Accords and that made him dangerous.

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Spider-Man tries to subdue Captain America.

Spider-Man also explained that Stark had advised him to aim for his legs, which he did, using his Web-Shooters to trip Rogers and drag him across the ground while kicking him. Spider-Man attempted to subdue Rogers by webbing his arms and pulling him backward, but Rogers was able to flip out of the situation and throw Spider-Man away from him before hitting him hard across the face with his shield, forcing Spider-Man to retreat by leaping backward.

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Spider-Man holds a platform.

Seeking to end the fight, Captain America used his shield to damage the support beams of a platform, which fell and forced Spider-Man to hold it up. Rogers found Spider-Man's strength impressive and his heart genuine. As Captain America retrieved his shield and prepared to rejoin the battle, he asked Spider-Man where he from in New York City as Spider-Man told he was from Queens while Rogers was from Brooklyn before leaving the beleaguered hero behind.[12]

Taking down Giant-Man

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Spider-Man updates the vlog during the fight.

"Hey guys, you ever see that really old movie, Empire Strikes Back? You know that part? Where they're on the snow planet, with the walking thingies?"
―Spider-Man to War Machine and Iron Man[src]

Once he had finished fighting against Captain America, Spider-Man once again picked up his phone and then described what happened during his scuffle, explaining how he had stolen Captain America's Shield during their skirmish. However, while he was describing everything that had happened to the camera, Spider-Man witnessed Ant-Man transforming himself into Giant-Man before grabbing hold of War Machine's leg in mid-air which briefly stopped the battle.

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Spider-Man is amazed by Giant-Man's arrival.

Realizing that he had to go and help his team fight against Giant-Man, Spider-Man placed his phone on the ground,[2] and cursed in amazement at the sight of Scott Lang towering above them all. When War Machine was thrown across the airport by Giant-Man, he was about to smash into an aircraft parked just outside, but Spider-Man saved him by firing his own Web-Shooters at War Machine and then pulling him away from the aircraft and swinging him back.

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Spider-Man climbs on Giant-Man's face.

Spider-Man continued to fight against Giant-Man with the help of War Machine and the Vision, while Captain America and the Winter Soldier used the distraction to attempt to escape by stealing the Avengers' Quinjet from the hanger. Spider-Man then climbed onto Giant-Man's face and attempted to distract him by pressing himself against his goggles, but was forced to retreat when Giant-Man threw him off from his own face with his own gargantuan hand.

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Spider-Man defeating Ant-Man.

Towards the end of the battle, Spider-Man, inspired by the movie The Empire Strikes Back, came up with a strategy to defeat Ant-Man. He webbed up his knees so that Ant-Man lost his balance, and then let Iron Man and War Machine hit him against the helmet with full speed. Ant-Man fell over, hitting Parker, making him fly into a pile of wooden boxes; knocking him unconscious for a short while on the battlefield while the fight continued elsewhere on the battlefield.

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Spider-Man collapses after the fight.

After the battle, Iron Man quickly checked on Spider-Man and told the exhausted Parker, whose mask had come out of his face, that he was done and should go home, threatening to call his Aunt May if he did not. Feeling like he had disappointed Stark, Parker desperately tried to convince Iron Man that he could still keep fighting, but soon reluctantly agreed while Iron Man flew away, claiming he was indeed done as he lay down utterly exhausted on the floor.[12]

Keeping the Suit

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Parker tales the Clash of the Avengers.

"Don't do anything I would do, and definitely don't do anything I wouldn't do. There's a little gray area in there and that's where you operate."
"Does that mean that I'm an Avenger?"
"No."
Tony Stark and Peter Parker[src]

In his hotel room, Parker filmed himself describing in excitement what had happened during the Clash of the Avengers. He was interrupted by Happy Hogan, who knocked on the door and said to him he could hear him through the thin walls. Unable to go to sleep, Parker then wore the suit and left his hotel room via the window, and using the rooftops, traversed Berlin until he happened upon a nightclub. Parker, vlogging the entire experience, took pictures with the partygoers and even swung some female guests using his web. The next morning, Hogan thrust a German newspaper in his face, which featured a photo of Spider-Man saving the Berlin chancellor, with the German media dubbing him as "Der Erstaunliche Klebrige Junge".[15] After returning from Germany, Parker and Tony Stark were driven by Hogan to his apartment in New York City.

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Parker is allowed to keep the Spider-Man Suit.

Parker filmed Stark explaining to Aunt May that Parker did an impressive job at "Stark internship". When they arrived home, Stark told Parker that he could keep the Spider-Man Suit, with Hogan keeping an eye on him. Parker returned home not before Stark had given him advice on how he should operate as Spider-Man and refused to let him join the Avengers.[2]

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Parker lies to Aunt May about the fight.

Parker returned home, resting on his bed as Aunt May gave him an ice bag for his black eye. When she asked Parker who had injured him, he told her about a Brooklyn man named "Steve" and his huge friend. May jokingly asked how he had done during the fight, hoping he had stood up for himself and he assured her he had gotten a few punches in himself, which May seemingly believed.

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Parker discovers his new Spider-Signal.

When May had exited the room to leave him alone, Parker continued to inspect his new Web-Shooters designed by Stark Industries. When Parker accidentally pressed a button hidden underneath the devices, a bright red beam suddenly emitted from the Web-Shooter on his right wrist, projecting the Spider-Signal onto the ceiling — much to Parker's surprise and delight as he considered what his future as Spider-Man would hold for him.[16]

Back to Daily Life

After Civil War

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Parker returns back to his normal school life

"Can't you just be a friendly... neighborhood Spider-Man?"
"I'm ready for more than that now!"
"No, you're not."
"That is not what you thought when I took on Captain America!"
"Trust me, kid. If Cap wanted to lay you out, he would have."
Tony Stark and Peter Parker[src]

Two months after the Avengers Civil War, Parker continued his daily life as a high school student and interact with his best friend Ned Leeds as well as harboring a crush on Liz Toomes. However, his stint with Stark has left him anxious for another mission with the Avengers. He quits his school's academic decathlon team in favor of doing his heroic activities which he covered up by saying it was a 'Stark Internship'.[2]

Hero Duty

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Parker puts the Spider-Man Suit back on

"Mr. Stark, here is my report for tonight, I stopped a grand theft bicycle. Oh and I helped this old lady and she bought me a churro so... yeah, that was nice."
―Peter Parker to Tony Stark[src]

Thus every day after school, Parker made his way into the outskirts of New York City where he would find an empty alleyway to hide his school bag and don the Spider-Man Suit. Seeking to prove himself as a hero, Spider-Man would then patrol the city and continue his crime-fighting in New York, searching for anybody who may need his assistance.

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Spider-Man stops a bicycle thief with his webs

As he swung across the city looking for trouble going on, Spider-Man soon came across a bicycle thief charging down the streets in an attempt to get away, so Spider-Man leapt into action and blocked the thief's path before then using his Web-Shooters to send the thief flying up to be arrested by the New York City Police Department, all while Spider-Man then took possession of the bicycle, awkwardly searching for it's owner who was nowhere to be found.

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Spider-Man helps an old lady with directions

As his search for people to aid with his super-powers proved more challenging than he expected as he struggled to find some legitimate crimes going on which he could stop, Spider-Man ended up using his time on the streets to perform minor acts of kindness, including helping to guide an old woman through New York City when she had gotten lost, being rewarded with a churro for his efforts in helping her, which Spider-Man gratefully took and later ate and enjoyed.

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Spider-Man attempts to capture a carjacker

Not every heroics were successful, in one instance he webbed a man trying to get into his car, which he had mistaken for him attempting to steal the car. This resulted in the man's car alarm being set off while he demanded to be freed of the webbing. This in turn landed Spider-Man in a lot of trouble among the neighbors, with one man yelling out while Marjorie also yelled out from her own window as Spider-Man awkwardly attempted to resolve the matter peacefully.

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Spider-Man gives an update to Happy Hogan

Desperate for something more exciting and meaningful, Parker kept trying to call and text Tony Stark through Happy Hogan but was continuously ignored by him. While taking a break for his attempts at heroics, Parker left a message of Hogan's answer phone in which he explained how he had stopped the bike thief and helped the old lady, hoping this would help get him into the Avengers so he could be a real hero at last and be able to make a real difference.[2]

Bank Robbery

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Spider-Man interupts an attempted robbery

"What's up, guys? Forgot your PIN number? Whoa! You're the Avengers! What are you guys doing here? Thor, Hulk – nice to finally meet you guys. Thought you'd be more handsome in person. Iron Man! What are you doing robbing a bank? You're a billionaire."
―Spider-Man[src]

Eventually one night, Spider-Man spotted a small group of thieves attempting to rob an ATM. Building up confidence and determined to prove himself as a hero, Spider-Man went to confront them. Getting their attention, Spider-Man mocked the group for having disguised themselves with cheap Avengers masks, questioning why Tony Stark would be robbing a bank, as the robbers attacked him.

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Spider-Man fights against all of the robbers

Spider-Man then fought them all off effortless, continuing to mock them all for their attempted robbery and for their cheap masks. During the fight, Spider-Man took the robber dressed as Thor and threw him into the robber dressed as the Hulk. Using his enhanced abilities as well as his own Web-Shooters, Spider-Man soon subdued almost all of the robbers, becoming more confident as the fight went on with Spider-Man easily dominating the entire skirmish.

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Spider-Man is shot with an Anti-Gravity Gun

However one of the thugs used a highly advanced Anti-Gravity Gun made from Chitauri technology to even the odds, knocking back Spider-Man. The fight resulted in one of the weapons accidentally destroying one of the nearby shops where Delmar was working. Spider-Man managed to capture the thieves and rescue Delmar and his cat before allowing the New York City Police Department and Damage Control to come in and deal with the robbers.[2]

Found by Ned Leeds

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Parker sneaks back into his room

"Well, Mr. Stark knows because he made me my suit but that's it!"
"Tony Stark made you that? Are you an Avenger?"
"Yeah, basically. You can't tell anyone!"
―Peter Parker and Ned Leeds[src]

Parker returned home and stealthily crawled into his room through the windows. Once inside it turned out that Leeds had been there all along and witnessed Parker in his costume as well as crawling on the ceiling. Parker tried to defend himself but wasn't able to convince his friend otherwise. After a brief talk to May Parker who informed Peter that they will be eating outside tonight, Peter convinced Leeds to keep it a secret from May, not wanting to cause any more distress on his aunt after the death of his uncle.[2]

Party Invitation

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Parker is bombarded with questions by Ned Leeds

Parker tried to resume his daily life with his friend now aware of his heroic activities. Ned Leeds kept pestering Parker with questions regarding his abilities such as how he gained his powers as well as other trivial matters.

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Ned Leeds tells his class that Parker knows Spider-Man

When they were training in the school's gym, Parker and Leeds overheard Liz Toomes talking with her friends and that she harbored a crush on Spider-Man. Leeds suddenly announced that Parker was friends with Spider-Man and that he will appear at Toomes' party, much to Parker's annoyance. After enduring some mocking from Flash Thompson, Leeds convinced Parker that this was a good chance to get involved with Toomes.

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Parker and Ned Leeds attend Liz Toomes' party

Later in the evening, May drove the two to the Toomes Residence. Parker was wearing his suit beneath his clothing. Parker was adamant to be himself. They greeted Toomes and met up with Michelle Jones who were also in the party. However after another taunt from Thompson, Parker excused himself and donned his costume outside on the residence's roof.[2]

Conflict Against Vulture

First Encounter with Vulture

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Spider-Man fights Jackson Brice

"Hey, hey! If you're gonna shoot at somebody, shoot at me!"
"...A'ight."
―Spider-Man and Herman Schultz[src]

On the roof, Parker spotted an explosion happening not far away. Taking on his mask, Spider-Man went to investigate. He found two men trying to sell the same weapons from the ATM theft the other day ago. The buyer wasn't interested in such dangerous weapon and preferred a simple gun. The deal was suddenly interrupted when Leeds' called Parker about his whereabouts. This made the two criminals believe that Davis set them up and aimed their guns at him. Spider-Man intervened and told the thugs to shoot him instead to which they happily obliged.

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Spider-Man is dragged across all the streets

A chase ensued. Spider-Man webbed on the thug's van and was dragged along as they tried to make their escape, causing massive damage throughout the neighborhood. Finally managing to shake him off the van, Spider-Man was left to chase and search for them yet again.

Spider-Man looked for the van, causing plenty of disturbance in the neighborhood in his pursuit. He managed to find the criminal's van. Just as he was about to jump on to their van, a man with armored wings appeared and grabbed him from behind. Spider-Man struggled to get off this new adversary's grip as the man brought him higher into the sky. During their struggle when Vulture reached high enough the Spider-Man Suit's emergency parachute activated. The parachute caught the wind and allowed Spider-Man to get off Vulture's grip, crashing him into the lake below.

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Spider-Man is confronted by Iron Man

The parachute hindered Spider-Man and he struggled to release himself from it, seemingly about to drown. All of a sudden, Iron Man appeared and rescued him. Pulling him up from the lake, Stark talked to Parker as he dried off in the neighborhood playground. Parker wondered how he knew where was, sarcastically asking if he put a tracker in his suit. Stark reveals that he actually did put a tracker into the suit - along with various other advanced features that Parker was unaware of - which allowed him to observe his activity. Parker explained Vulture situation to him, but Stark simply urged Parker to let more experienced people handled the situation. He also revealed that he wasn't there in person and that he was remotely controlling the suit from a foreign country he was currently in.

Once Stark left, Leeds called Parker and advised him not to return to the party since Thompson had made a mockery out of him. As Parker began to leave the area, he discovered a Chitauri power core that has been left behind by the thugs during the chase.[2]

Hunting Vulture

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Parker and Ned Leeds locate Vulture

"I'm sick of him treating me like a kid all the time!"
"But you are a kid."
"Yeah, a kid who can stop a bus with his bare hands!"
―Peter Parker and Ned Leeds[src]

Despite his talk with Stark, Parker began investigating on his new adversary. He told Ned Leeds about his encounter with Vulture and the power core that has been left behind during the chase. After they spend time examining the power core, they encountered Herman Schultz and another thug looking for the missing core in school. After convincing a reluctant Leeds to stay put at safety, Parker followed them during their search and planted a tracker on them. Parker and Leeds began following the gang's movements and learned that they were heading to Maryland.

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Parker rejoins the decathlon team

Since the school's decathlon team were heading to Washington, D.C. for the national tournament, Parker rejoins the team. Once there Parker began preparing himself for his task. While removing the tracker from his suit, Leeds learned that the Spider-Man Suit was on the Training Wheels Protocol.

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Parker frustrated by being treated like a kid

Eager to prove himself to Tony Stark, Parker convinced Leeds to disable the protocol despite his friend's misgivings. And then Parker left to pursue Vulture's gang. When he donned the suit, Spider-Man discovered that the suit was harboring an A.I. After introducing herself, Spider-Man learned about the suit's full capabilities such as an heads-up display and many more advanced web-shooter combinations.

He found Vulture's Crew near an empty gas station. Using the suit's advanced function to overhear their conversation, Spider-Man learned that Vulture intend to steal confiscated alien tech from trucks of Damage Control. Spider-Man went after the truck and confronted Vulture when he was about to leave. They fought and the fight resulted in Spider-Man getting trapped inside the truck. Spider-Man accidentally knocked himself unconscious when he banged his head against the ceiling in his hasty attempt to escape.[2]

Trapped in the D.O.D.C. Vault

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Spider-Man inside Damage Control's Vault

"Karen, you have to help me override that time lock. Lower the voltage and run it."
"Trial unsuccessful."
"Okay, we're just gonna have to try every sequence."
―Spider-Man and Karen[src]

Spider-Man woke up inside the truck. The Suit's A.I informed Spider-Man that he was inside Damage Control's Deep Storage Vault and will not be able to leave until morning. At first, he tried to force the door open to no avail. Deciding to wait it out, he spent some time learning his different Web-Shooters combinations such as web-grenade and web-net, ricochet web, splitter web, and web-wings. This even included making a hammock from his web-shooters, seemingly nothing to do but just wait the night.

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Spider-Man names his suit's A.I. Karen

Parker discussed giving the A.I. a name, deciding on Karen. Spider-Man talked to her about his feelings for Liz Toomes. Eventually, Parker asked how many minutes have gone by, Karen replied with 37 minutes, growing impatient and he went on to explore, searching through the Vulture's duffel bag he left behind. Finding another purple Chitauri power core, Karen told Spider-Man that power core will explode if exposed to enough radiation. Horrified and knowing that Leeds had a power core with him, Spider-Man immediately began to try to get himself out of the safehouse.

Working together with Karen, Spider-Man tried to manually open the door by tinkering with the fuse box. After a lot of effort and different combination, Spider-Man managed to open the door and immediately began making his journey back to Washington, D.C.[2]

Washington Monument Rescue

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Spider-Man rushes back to save his friends

"Hey, don't worry. I got you."
"Yes! Yes, yes, yes!"
"Hey, Big Guy! Quit movin' around!"
"So sorry, sir. So sorry."
―Spider-Man and Ned Leeds[src]

Spider-Man tracked all his friends to the Washington Monument and reached the Monument just as the Chitauri Energy Core exploded. Hitching a ride on passing vans as he was unable to swing to the city, Spider-Man attempted to call Ned Leeds but found Leeds had no signal to answer the call. Upon finally arriving, Spider-Man found Michelle Jones who then informed him that all of her friends were trapped inside the Monument elevator. Karen then confirmed that the elevator had been damaged and would then plummet all the way back to the ground floor in just a short amount of time.

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Spider-Man climbs the Washington Monument

With limited time to act, Spider-Man immediately began to crawl on the Monument and tried to reach the top as quickly as he can. Using his Web-Shooters, Spider-Man attempted to propel himself forward with more speed, however he found himself becoming intimidated by the height he was now at, with Karen informing him that since he had used his only parachute from the Spider-Man Suit during his recent encounter with the Vulture, if he fell off the Monument then he would very likely be killed as a result, which he did not appreciate.

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Spider-Man attempts to enter the Monument

As Spider-Man reached the top of the Monument were his friends were in danger, his rescue attempt gained the attention of the local authority who dispatched a helicopter to confront him and order him away. Spider-Man attempted to explain the situation to them but they instead started to demand Spider-Man to leave the monument and get back on the ground on the threat of being shot, however Spider-Man sent the Spider-Tracer to find a way into the Monument.

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Spider-Man rescues all of his classmates

Ignoring the threats, Spider-Man managed to enter the monument by jumping over the helicopter blades with the aid of the wings on the suit before then swinging back towards the monument and breaking through the windows. He barely managed to get inside in time to hold the elevator with his Web-Shooters as it started to plummeted to the ground. Spider-Man managed to save his schoolmates and his teacher Roger Harrington who were trapped in the elevator.

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Spider-Man saves Liz Toomes

While Ned Leeds celebrated the rescue, Spider-Man told him to stop moving as he helped everyone to safety. However Liz Toomes fell and Spider-Man was forced to catch her midair and pull her back up to the safety of her friends. While hanging upside down, Spider-Man checked that Toomes was safe while Karen recommended that he kiss her. However Spider-Man's web then snapped, causing him to fall, while Flash Thompson questioned if he knew Parker. [2]

Back to New York

"What happened to your voice?"
"What do you mean, 'What happened to my voice?'"
"I heard you by the bridge, I know what a girl sounds like."
"I'm not a girl! I'm a boy! I mean, I'm a man!"
Aaron Davis and Spider-Man[src]

In the wake of the events of Washington, D.C., Parker returned back to New York City. He reunited with Aunt May who was worried for his safety. Thanks to his heroic actions, Spider-Man was hailed as a hero in his school. However, due to Parker's recent skipping of classes, he got into detention for his action. Ignoring the detention, Parker left and returned home to immediately resume his hunt for Vulture.

He learned from Karen that the Spider-Man Suit has recorded everything he did while wearing it. Reviewing back to the day of the aborted weapons deal, he learned the identity of the buyer was Aaron Davis and went to confront him. At Karen's suggestion, he put on intimidation mode which amplified his voice into an intimidating one.

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Spider-Man interrogates Aaron Davis

Spider-Man confronted Davis in a parking lot. He webbed his hand onto his car bonnet. Spider-Man attempts to intimidate Davis failed as the man already heard his voice several nights ago. Disabling the voice amplifier after some teasing, Spider-Man asked for Vulture's location. Grateful for saving him the other night and caring for his nephew's safety, Davis informed Spider-Man about another weapons deal that will take place on Staten Island Ferry.[2]

Skirmish on the Staten Island Ferry

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Spider-Man climbs the Staten Island Ferry

"The illegal weapons ferry was at 10:30! You missed it!"
―Spider-Man[src]

Following Aaron Davis' lead, Spider-Man sneaked into the ferry and went looking for Vulture. He learned that they were about to deal with a criminal named Mac Gargan to which Karen provided information about.

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Spider-Man spies on Mac Gargan's deal

During his scouting, Tony Stark called Parker with the intention of apologising for not answering his calls and having Parker instead try to speak with Happy Hogan. While Stark was still speaking to him however, he could see that Randy Vale was preparing to hand over the Chitauri weapons to Gargan and the other criminals, so Spider-Man was forced to hang up on the annoyed Stark in order to focus on his targets before it was too late and Gargan got away.

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Spider-Man interrupts the weapons deal

Spider-Man interrupted the deal and began fighting the crew and Gargan. Spider-Man fought against Herman Schultz who has gained possession of the Shocker's Gauntlet from Jackson Brice and then attempted to strike him with it. Spider-Man managed to defeat them, knocking Gargan overboard and trapping Schultz's arm but was then interrupted by FBI who began arresting everyone including Spider-Man who they mistook for Gargan's ally, much to his surprise as he tried to insist that he was not the criminal in this situation.

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Spider-Man fights against the Vulture

This distraction was all the Vulture needed to don his suit and began attacking Spider-Man and the FBI. While Spider-Man protected and saved the agents from the villain's attacks, Vulture freed his men and urged them to escape. Another fierce fight ensued as Vulture tried to kill Spider-Man with his advanced weaponry. Spider-Man countered by using his new Web-Shooters advanced function to even the odds, webbing Vulture to a car in an attempt to slow him down.

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Spider-Man tries to disarm a Chitauri weapon

Vulture managed to free himself of Spider-Man's webs by cutting through them with his wings and continued attacking him. Eventually, the fight resulted in Vulture's Chitauri alien weapon malfunctioning. Spider-Man tried to webbed the weapon up only for Vulture to say he was dealing with things he did not understand. The weapon then exploded and cut the ferry in half. Vulture escaped as Spider-Man desperately tried to save the people inside the ferry.

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Spider-Man attempts to save the ferry

Karen quickly calculated the strongest points of the ship and Spider-Man quickly went to work by webbing the strongest points together. Using his web-shooter and his own enhanced speed, Spider-Man seemingly managed to hold the ship together only to learn that his missed one spot and the ship starts collapsing. In desperation, Spider-Man webbed and painfully held both halves of the ship by himself in a herculean effort to save the ship.

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Spider-Man tries to hold together the Ferry

Then Spider-Man noticed that the ship wasn't sinking anymore and it stopped being painful to hold the ship together. Iron Man revealed himself and has come to rescue the civilians.

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Spider-Man attempts to assist Iron Man

He quickly rebuilds the ship by reforging the cutlines. After that, he took Spider-Man away to have a private talk.[2]

Losing His New Suit

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Parker argues with Iron Man

"I'm gonna need the suit back."
"No! You don't understand! This is all I have! I'm nothing without this suit!"
"If you're nothing without this suit, then you shouldn't have it."
Iron Man and Spider-Man[src]

After resolving the Ferry incident, Stark then approached Parker. He admonished him for his reckless actions that would have resulted in innocent people dying. Parker countered that he tried to warn Stark of the danger of Vulture but he refused to listen to him. He further said that Stark would be here in person if he actually cared. Stark stepped out of the suit and answered that he did listen to Parker. Stark told Parker that he was the only one who believed in him in spite of everyone else believed he was crazy to recruit a kid. He was the one who tipped the FBI about Vulture and they would have succeeded if it wasn't for Parker's action.

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Parker is told to return the Spider-Man Suit

Then Stark demanded the suit back. Parker tearfully protested and pleaded that the suit was all he had and that he was nothing without it. Stark replied that if he was nothing without the suit then he shouldn't have it. Stark returned Parker home and gave him a t-shirt to wear.

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May Parker comforts Parker after he lost the 'Stark internship'

Once home he found May frustrated and worried for him. She has been calling everywhere for Peter's whereabouts and she learned that Peter has been skipping classes and detention. She demanded to know what he has been doing. In tears, Peter covered it up by explaining that he lost the 'Stark Internship'. May believed him and comforted her nephew.[2]

Homecoming Preparation

Demoralized by the recent events and having lost his Spider-Man Suit, Parker returned to his daily life and put his superhero activities on hold. With the upcoming homecoming celebration coming soon, Parker prepared himself for the celebration. In school, he met Liz Toomes. He talked to her and learned that she had been too busy handling the celebration to find a date. Parker took the chance to ask her out and she accepted.

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May Parker teaches Parker to dance

Delighted, Parker asked Aunt May for help to help him dress for the celebration which included learning how to make a tie. On the evening for Homecoming, May drove Peter to the Toomes Residence in order to pick up his date..[2]

Vulture's Secret

Parker headed to the residence and rang the doorbell, nervously waiting for Liz Toomes' parents to open the door. To his shock, the man who opened the door was Adrian Toomes, who he immediately recognised as none other than Vulture. Having previously seen Toomes' face during the Skirmish on the Staten Island Ferry, Parker was on guard as Toomes politely welcomed him inside the residence.

Parker tried to hide his displeasure from Toomes as well as the revelation that his date's father was the man he has been hunting all this time. After awkwardly taking some picture with Liz, Toomes drove the two to the celebration. During their drive to the school, Parker listened as Toomes explained to her father about Parker and his disappearance during Washington, D.C.. Toomes was able to deduce that Parker was Spider-Man based on this information as well as the similarity with Parker's voice.

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Parker attends the Homecoming dance

Stopping outside the school, Toomes told his daughter to get inside first while he has a 'dad's talk' with Parker. Once alone, Toomes showed his color and asked Parker if Liz knew to which Parker declined. Toomes warned Parker to stay away from his business. He told Parker that he was grateful that he saved his daughter's life and for that, he gave him one chance to walk away with his life. Toomes gave Parker one final warning that if he chose to pursue him, he will kill him and everyone he loved.

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Parker tells Liz Toomes he has to leave

As Parker began headed toward the celebration, he was in deep misgivings. He could stay and be with Toomes, which was what he wanted. But that would mean leaving Vulture to steal alien tech which would mean more weapons that will inevitably result in innocent people dying. He could go off and pursue Vulture but that would mean Toomes would lose her father. Ultimately Parker chose his responsibility as Spider-Man. He entered the celebration and apologized to Toomes, telling her that she deserves better and then left her.[2]

Against Shocker

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Spider-Man smashes into a school bus

"Why did he send you here?"
"Guess you'll never know."
―Spider-Man and Shocker[src]

Parker went to grab his home-made suit that he stashed beneath the lockers. Hastily putting on the suit, Spider-Man went outside only to be ambushed by the Shocker. Spider-Man was unprepared for his presence and his enemy's attack caused him to lose his Web-Shooters, putting him at a disadvantage. Shocker relentless kept attacking Spider-Man, smashing him through school buses. On the ground, Spider-Man asked why the Vulture send him here, to which Shocker replied that he'll never know.

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Spider-Man fights against the Shocker

Before Shocker could hit him again, Spider-Man was saved by the timely arrival of Ned Leeds who stopped Shocker's attack with the web-shooter. Immediately taking the advantage, Spider-Man defeated Shocker and webbed him against a school bus. Spider-Man informed Leeds about Vulture's true identity and told him to call Happy Hogan and to track his phone. And then Spider-Man went off.

Spider-Man stopped Flash Thompson who was on his way home with his date. He stopped him and demanded him to get out of the car. He then drove away in Thompson's car.[2]

Confronting Vulture

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Spider-Man finds and confronts the Vulture

"Come on, Peter! Come on, Spider-Man! Come on, Spider-Man!"
―Spider-Man lifting the debris[src]

With the help of Ned Leeds, Spider-Man then quickly managed to track down Adrian Toomes to an old warehouse. He went inside and found him standing near a working table. Toomes calmly said that he admired Spider-Man's determination and offered to work together. Spider-Man still refused and webbed his hands onto the table. He demanded to know why Toomes could do this to his family. He replied that he was only doing his crimes for them. Spider-Man insisted that selling weapons were wrong. Toomes countered that men like Tony Stark earned their fortune by selling weapons and there was no difference between him and Stark. Spider-Man asked why he was telling him this.

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Spider-Man dodges the Vulture's Exo-Suit

Then Toomes revealed that he can remotely control his Vulture's Exo-Suit and his wings seemingly began attacking Spider-Man. He dodged all of the attacks and taunted Toomes only for him to reply that he wasn't aiming at him. The wings smashed through the last supporting beam of the warehouse and debris collapsed upon Spider-Man. Vulture then put on his suit and left him to die.

Beneath the rubble, Parker was trapped between two big debris. Unable to move and barely able to breathe, Parker desperately cried for someone to help him, only for his plea for help going unanswered. Struggling and in pain, Parker spotted his Spider-Man Mask in the water and his own reflection. Remembering Stark's words, Parker finally understands what his mentor meant. With or without the suit, he was Spider-Man.

Encouraged by this realization, Spider-Man regained his resolve and began to painfully push the rubble off of him. Finally, he broke free of his entrapment and determinedly pursued Vulture..[2]

Hijacking of the Stark Cargo Plane

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Spider-Man chases after the Vulture

Spider-Man managed to find Vulture. He webbed on to him as he flown toward the Stark Cargo Plane. Unaware of his presence, Vulture continued his hijacking. Crawling on the plane, Spider-Man attempted to remove Vulture's Wings that were covering the hole he made. It wasn't long before Vulture learned about his presence and another fierce fight happened in the sky.

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Spider-Man dodges the Vulture's Exo-Suit

Lacking his new Spider-Man Suit's advanced capabilities, Spider-Man could only improvise and dodged Vulture's relentless attacks. Their fight resulted in extensive damage to the cargo plane. When Spider-Man realized that the plane was about to crash into New York City, he used his Web-Shooters and strength to change the crashing to the beach of Coney Island instead. He succeeded and the plane crashed into the beach..[2]

Duel at Coney Island

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Spider-Man survives the plane crash

Exhausted and injured, Spider-Man was forced to take off his mask to breath. Without the mask, his senses overwhelmed him and allowed Vulture take him by surprise. Despite the damage on his adversary's suit, Vulture maintained the advantage and brutally attacked Spider-Man.

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Spider-Man is brutally beaten by the Vulture

Despite Spider-Man best effort to defend himself, already exhausted, unable to focus and no nearby tall buildings to web onto, Vulture heavily injured him. Holding him up with his Exo-Suit Wings, Vulture was about to kill him when he spotted a nearby crate filled with Stark Industries' Arc Reactors. He then left Spider-Man on the ground and went to grab it instead. Spider-Man noticed that Vulture's wings were about to explode and tried to save him.

Finally, Vulture's wings exploded and crashed back down to the ground in flames. Spider-Man went into the flames and managed to find and save Toomes. He then webbed him to the remaining cargo and watched from afar as the police went to arrest Toomes.[2]

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Parker is questioned by Michelle Jones

"I think with a little more mentoring, you could be a real asset to the team. [...] When you're ready... why don't you try that on? And I'll introduce the world to the newest official member of the Avengers – Spider-Man,"
Tony Stark[src]

With the Vulture finally defeated, everything began to return back to normal. However, with Toomes arrested and his crimes revealed, Liz Toomes and her mother decided to move to Oregon. In the decathlon team meeting, they revealed Toomes would be replaced by Michelle Jones. During the meeting, Parker got a text from Happy Hogan to meet in the bathroom. Parker excused himself and met him. Having apologized for ignoring him and not treating him seriously, Hogan thanked Parker for saving the Stark Cargo Plane from Vulture.

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Parker arrives at the New Avengers Facility

Hogan then took Parker to the New Avengers Facility where Parker marveled at the advanced technology that the facility possessed and met with Tony Stark who was waiting for him. Stark apologized for taking away Parker's suit though he was quick to add that he had it coming. He then admitted that he was wrong about Parker's capabilities and that he was worthy to join the Avengers.

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Parker is presented a new Spider-Man Suit from Tony Stark

Stark displayed a new Spider-Man Suit. He told him that if Parker was ready, he would introduce the world to the newest member of the Avengers, Spider-Man. While Parker was excited at the prospect of joining the Avengers and working with his mentor, his conflict with Vulture has given him a newfound maturity and he knew that he had more to learn before he was ready. Parker politely declines Stark's offer and simply stated that he prefers to stay 'on the ground' for the time being and be 'a friendly neighborhood Spider-Man'.

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Parker is given back the Spider-Man Suit

His mentor respected his decision. As Parker was about to leave, he turned and asked if this was simply a secret test of character, Stark replied that it was and he passed. Unknown to Parker, Stark was serious about his desire to add Parker to the team. Back home, he found that Stark had returned his second suit. Excited, Spider-Man put on the suit again, ready to resume his heroics. Unknown to him at first, May saw him put on the suit.[2]

Personality

"When you can do the things that I can, but you don't... and then the bad things happen, they happen because of you."
―Peter Parker to Tony Stark[src]

Outside of his Spider-Man alter ego, Parker lives the life of a normal 15-year-old high school student. He cares deeply for his Aunt May. He is a very intelligent science enthusiast, capable of inventing and building his own web-shooters. He gathers both science and comic books in his room, along with his Spider-Man costume, which he hides in a tiny hatch above the ceiling.

Parker is a friendly but shy and awkward individual; he is happy to talk but often stumbles on his own words in a conversation. As opposed to Iron Man or Captain America, Parker makes it a point to keep his identity secret since if such knowledge was made public his aunt would be worried sick and he would have major trouble with the law on the grounds of vigilantism. He even restrained Tony Stark with webbing when Stark implied to tell his aunt his identity.

Parker is also highly impressionable towards figures of authority, which is likely due to his young age and inexperience. An example of this was towards Captain America, when asked about why he was fighting, Parker stated that it was because Stark had said that Rogers was in the wrong, while he had no opinion of his own on the matter. Parker was also very excited to be in a fight with other superheroes, to the point where people on both Captain America's and Iron Man's teams were asking how old he is, due to his child-like behavior during the Clash of the Avengers. As such, he was also the least experienced fighter at the airport battle.

A neophyte to being a superhero, Parker idolizes Iron Man and sees him as a role model, he even admires and has respect for Tony Stark, even when the latter contemplated telling Aunt May his identity which he was strongly against. Through his first official mission as Spider-Man, Parker showed a strong desire to impress the other superheroes and prove his worth, especially towards Iron Man. As Spider-Man, Parker is courageous and capable, being able to come up with clever strategies due to his scientific expertise. He frequently annoys his enemies with fast-talking humor and quipping, prompting members of both Captain America's faction and Iron Man's to ask how old he was during the Clash of the Avengers.

During his fledgling career as a superhero, Peter was shown to be stressing over his jokes and trying to make a lasting impression on people. At first Peter was overly-excited about being Spider-Man and constantly called Happy Hogan asking about "a new mission with the Avengers", unknowingly irritating him. He was very displeased about having to stick with minor jobs like stopping a bike theft or helping an elder woman.

Peter gets frustrated when other superheroes don't take him seriously due to his young age. Above anything, Peter wants to prove himself and the other superheroes that he can handle being the Spider-Man despite being a teenager, but he tends to try too hard which results in him doing reckless actions and annoying others. Peter was particularly angered when he found out Tony was limiting many of his suit's functions with the "Training Wheels Protocol" and demanded Ned to hack into the suit to disable it.

After multiple encounters with Vulture and getting crushed under a gas station, Peter came to understand better the dangers of being a superhero and became more serious and determined to capture Vulture on his own, and wanted to prove himself and Tony that the Spider-Man Suit isn't what makes him powerful. He does value life, ordering Karen to not make him kill anyone when he activated his 'advanced combat mode'. Peter even tried to stop Vulture from overloading his wings and when it happened, he risked his life to save Vulture from the explosion and resulting fire, despite Vulture attempting to kill him and possessing knowledge of his secret identity.

After his success at capturing the Vulture, Peter shows signs of becoming a more mature and responsible superhero. When he was finally given the chance to become an official Avenger, he turned it down feeling he still wasn't ready yet, a decision which Tony himself applauded.

Powers and Abilities

Powers

"Look at you go. Wow, nice catch! 3000 pounds, 40 miles an hour? It's not easy, you got mad skills."
Tony Stark on the video of Spider-Man catching a car.[src]

Spider Physiology: After Peter Parker was bitten by a genetically altered spider, he has now gained the proportionate powers of a spider.[17]

  • Superhuman Strength: Spider-Man has considerable superhuman strength, due to it being the proportional strength of a spider. Although he is relatively untrained, his strength alone is sufficient enough to catch a 1.4-ton car that was moving at 40 miles an hour when it was just inches away from hitting a bus. He was also able to casually overpower the Winter Soldier and his cybernetic arm, break through a bulletproof glass window with only a few blows, lifting up rows of school lockers, as well as to support the weight of a jet bridge that weighs about 30 tons, and was even able to lift a considerable portion of concrete roof that Vulture had collapsed on top of him, though both prowesses visibly strained him painfully.
  • Superhuman Speed: Spider-Man can move faster than an ordinary human and is adept at dodging quickly. His speed has allowed him to casually catch the Winter Soldier's bionic arm before it could even punch him. During the Avengers Civil War, Spider-Man was able to easily outrun Black Widow, as well as evade Scarlet Witch's telekinetic attacks.
  • Superhuman Durability: Spider-Man's body is inhumanly resistant towards impact force, as he has taken a punch from Winter Soldier and a spinning air kick from Captain America, without any serious injuries. Additionally, Spider-Man easily endured a collision with Falcon's Redwing flying at full force and a strike from Captain America's Shield, as well as being backhanded across the airport from a gigantic Ant-Man, falling unharmed from from several stories in the process. Indeed, Peter only sustained a black eye from the entire Clash of the Avengers and was able to pass it off as a result of bullies at school while telling his Aunt May. Moreover, Spider-Man survived being dragged from a speeding van and enduring hits from garbage bins and stacks of bricks, as well as Vulture collapsing a considerable portion of a concrete roof on top of him, with only minor injuries. However, according to Karen, even Spider-Man would not be able to survive a fall from the top of Washington Monument. He later survives a plane crash and falls from the inside of the Washington Monument while only being incapacitated, which he recovered from faster than a human would.
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Parker jumps over a high fence with minimal effort

  • Superhuman Agility: Spider-Man is superhumanly agile, capable of swinging around on thin spider-webbing and jumping great distances and heights without difficulty. His bones, muscles, and joints have more elastic strength and durability, allowing him to perform gymnastic and contortionist maneuvers without damaging his bone structure. He used his agility to outmaneuver and beat both Winter Soldier and Falcon, to dodge most of the Vulture's attacks, and to even dodge the many cars that Scarlet Witch telekinetically hurled at him.
  • Superhuman Equilibrium: Spider-Man possesses the ability to achieve a state of perfect equilibrium in any position imaginable. He is able to adjust his position by instinct, which enabled him to balance on a string of web and effortlessly performing a flip, as well as catching his web cartridge while standing aside on a railing of a fire escape.[2] Virtually, he can balance himself on any object, no matter how small or narrow.
"When whatever happened, happened; it's like my senses have been dialed to eleven. There's just way too much input."
―Peter Parker to Tony Stark[src]
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Parker experiences his Spider-Sense.

  • Enhanced Senses: Spider-Man's senses are greatly enhanced, with him describing them as being "dialed to eleven". Hence, Peter is able to sense potentially dangerous things shortly before they occur. For example, if an object is being thrown at Spider-Man, he will usually be aware of it, even if it is hurled from far away and he is facing the opposite direction.
    • Enhanced Vision: Spider-Man's sense of sight is superhuman, to the point that he is forced to wear dark goggles to prevent it from handicapping him in a battle, as there is "too much input".
    • Spider-Sense: Spider-Man's brain intakes and responds to stimuli at an accelerated rate, alerting him to dangers around him as a sixth sense. This awareness functions on a subconscious level, thus alerting Spider-Man of dangers he cannot readily notice at first, allowing him to effectively dodge and counter incoming attacks in combat, including projectiles aimed at him from a blind spot. Peter was able to catch the small cartridge of web fluid tossed to him by Tony Stark, even though he was facing away from him. He later sensed the bench that Winter Soldier had hurled at him while he fought Falcon. During the Skirmish on the Staten Island Ferry, he sensed someone coming his way and, without looking, incapacitated him with a web grenade. Later, he was also able to dodge Vulture's Exo-Suit at full speed, effectively maneuvering in close quarters at a high rate of speed. However, as his enhanced reflexes directly correspond to his sensory input, he can be rendered vulnerable to attacks if his senses are overloaded, such as during his final fight with Vulture. Spider-Man also, despite his incredible reflexes, can be caught by surprise should he allow himself to get distracted, as seen when he was ensnared by Redwing's grapple line due to his excitement during the Clash of the Avengers. He was able to sense the Sanctuary II landing in New York City, despite being miles away from the site.
  • Wall-Crawling: Spider-Man can adhere to walls, ceilings, and other surfaces in order to scale them and had said that he does not use any adhesive gloves or fabrics to do it. This ability allows him to stick to almost any surface when willing himself to, as physical contact with said surfaces creates a locking connection necessary to support his body, even when he is inverted above the ground. Alternatively, Peter could make individual portions of his body adhesive, which allowed him to stick his foot onto the chest of a bank robber to fling him into a wall.
  • Regenerative Healing Factor: Spider-Man's increased metabolism allows him to rapidly heal and regenerate from harm faster and more extensively than normal humans can recover from. He was able to rapidly heal from a black eye from Giant-Man. After suffering harmful scars while fighting the Vulture, the scars were fully healed in a matter of hours.

Abilities

  • Gifted Intelligence: Peter Parker is a highly intelligent science enthusiast, with aptitudes in chemistry, physics, and engineering, developing a highly advanced chemical compound into a silk-like material (the sophistication of which even impressed Tony Stark) and constructed his own web-shooters. As Spider-Man, he can also come up with witty and incredibly annoying quips and references, much to his allies and enemies' irritation. In addition, he was a valued member of the Midtown School of Science and Technology academic decathlon team, with Liz Toomes claiming that Peter was its most intelligent member.
    • Tactician: Parker uses the laws of physics to his advantage in battle, notably when he let Iron Man and War Machine know of his plan to tie up Ant-Man's legs, after which they knocked the immobilized giant down or when he used the lift from a SWAT team's helicopter blades to his advantage to get enough momentum to break a window in order to save his classmates. Peter is still relatively inexperienced, however, since he asked Iron Man for advice during the Avengers Civil War, and later consistently asked for Karen's assistance in taking down Vulture and his gang.
  • Combatant: Ever since he fought crime for six months, Peter's style of combat is somewhat instinctive and improvised. It emphasizes the use of his superhuman strength, speed, agility, and web-shooters. Hence, Peter uses quick, powerful attacks and agile movements while firing his spider-webs to immobilize his enemies. However, he is not skilled in martial arts and often gets distracted while in combat. Despite his inexperience, Spider-Man easily defeated both Falcon and Winter Soldier, who are military-trained hand-to-hand combatants. Spider-Man was also able to temporarily hold his own against the far more experienced Captain America; according to Iron Man however, Steve was holding back during that fight and could've knocked out Peter easily.
  • Master Acrobat: Due to his superhuman agility, Spider-Man can perform acrobatic and gymnastic feats, such as flips, with little effort. Hence, he was able to accurately shoot a string of webbing at Captain America's Shield then, caught it while jumping in the air and land over a vehicle.
  • Skilled Marksman: Spider-Man possesses extremely keen eyesight, and is able to accurately utilize his Web-Shooters to neutralize his targets during his crime-fighting. He was capable of ensnaring Captain America's hands and strip him of his shield, mid-air, executing it all at high speed.
  • Trilingualism: Peter speaks his native English, as well as some Spanish, studying the language in school with success. He can also speak and understand enough Italian to know a quip Delmar was making about his Aunt May and then make his own quip about the deli owner's daughter.

Equipment

"How'd you find me? You put a tracker in my suit or something?"
"I put everything in your suit."
―Spider-Man and Iron Man[src]
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Spider-Man is given his newest suit

  • Spider-Man Suit: Parker originally wore a handmade suit while operating on the streets of New York City. Nothing more than a red hoodie, blue sweats, and a pair of goggles, this suit was created with the intention to help Parker to conceal his identity and keep his superhuman senses in check. Parker would later use an upgraded and much more refined suit designed by Tony Stark to better focus his superhuman senses.The new suit also included moving eyepieces that resemble camera shutters to filter out stimuli while in use.
    • Utility Belt: The suit has a utility belt seamlessly integrated into it. It contains spare web fluid cartridges for Spider-Man's Web-Shooters.
    • Spider-Drone: The spider emblem on the front of Parker's suit can detach and act as a reconnaissance device. It has a drone mode allowing it to fly onto a target for Peter to follow.
    • GPS Tracking System: In his right Web-Shooter, Parker has access to the suit's GPS tracking system via a holographic display, allowing him to follow his Spider-Drone.
    • Karen: After deactivating the Training Wheels Protocol, Parker's suit now features an A.I. user interface program similar to J.A.R.V.I.S. and F.R.I.D.A.Y. that provides diagnostic and tactical reports.
"You have 576 possible web-shooter combinations."
Karen[src]
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Spider-Man fires his Web-Shooters

  • Web-Shooters: A pair of wrist-mounted mechanical devices used by Spider-Man to project synthetic webbing. Parker invented the first pair while Tony Stark created a new and improved pair to go along with his new suit. Though, this new pair supplied by Stark merely involved technological improvements and a few new features while the overall mechanics and webbing itself Stark did not attempt to replace. The upgraded Web-Shooters come with selective web types and a laser targeting system for accuracy. Peter finds the amount of possible Web-Shooter combinations Stark included to be excessive.
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      Parker designs and creates his webbing

      Synthetic Webbing: Created by Peter Parker himself, this web-like organic chemical substance is meant to emulate the silk created by the common spider, while its composition and tensile strength are substantial enough to greatly impress Tony Stark himself. This synthetic spider silk is used by Parker to help swing around New York City, bind and tie up enemies, steal weapons, and make other useful applications. Spider-Man combines this synthetic web with agile movements to dodge enemy attacks and often targets the enemies' arms and legs to break their balance and immobilize them. The chemical compound was so durable that both Captain America and Winter Soldier had trouble breaking it, despite their enhanced strength. Peter is shown to fabricate his web compound with ordinary school chemicals used while in chemistry classes. According to himself, the webs take about two hours to dissipate. The latest formula developed is his 3.01 version.
    • Spider-Signal: A red light emitted from Spider-Man's web-shooters, which Tony Stark added much to Parker's surprise and delight.

Relationships

Family

Allies

Enemies

Appearances

Appearances for Peter Parker

In chronological order:

Trivia

  • In the comics, Peter Parker was bitten by a radioactive spider that granted him superpowers. He first used them for personal gain, but became a selfless superhero after the death of his uncle, Ben Parker.
  • Peter Parker is a fan of the indie rock band Alt-J.
  • Peter Parker is a Star Wars fan and a Lego collector. He has Lego models of the Death Star, an X-Wing fighter, and an AT-AT Walker. He also has Star Wars action figures, and he references The Empire Strikes Back during the Clash of the Avengers. Despite this, Tom Holland is not a big Star Wars fan and has never seen the original trilogy, though he did enjoy Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Rogue One, as well as the prequel trilogy when he was a child, which he is now embarrassed to admit.[18]
  • Tony Stark, Happy Hogan, Ned Leeds, Adrian Toomes and May Parker are the only people to know Spider-Man's secret identity.
  • In Captain America: Civil War, Peter states that he has had his powers for 6 months. Since the Clash of the Avengers took place in June 2016, that would mean Peter received his powers around December 2015.[19]
  • Peter Parker is a fan of the Major League Baseball team the New York Mets, as seen by the baseball cap in his bedroom.
  • According to May Parker, Peter loves larb chicken.
  • Peter normally gets out of school at 2:45 pm.
  • In Spider-Man: Homecoming, Peter uses a tan Jansport Backpack.
  • Much like his Earth-92131 counterpart, this Spider-Man does not rely on his fists as he has not thrown a single punch since his appearance in Captain America: Civil War.
  • The design of Parker's bedroom is different from it looks in Captain America: Civil War, than it is in Spider-Man: Homecoming. For example, in Civil War, Peter has a twin bed, while in Homecoming he has bunk beds.
  • Peter is a member of his school's decathlon team.
  • Peter used to be on his school's marching band and robotics lab, but later quit so that he could have more time to be Spider-Man; this also implies that he knows how to play an instrument.
  • Peter is a dumpster diver, explaining the old computer seen on his desk in Captain America: Civil War.
  • Peter seems to have a strong moral code, judging by how he reacted to when Karen activated the suit's Instant-Kill mode and how immediately ordered her to turn it off.
  • Spider-Man is one of three superheroes who defeated the main antagonist of their first standalone movie without any assistance, the other two being Hulk and Ant-Man.
  • Peter's school locker is #1182.

Behind the Scenes

  • Tom Holland made audition tapes together with Jon Bernthal while filming Pilgrimage, both landing their roles of Peter Parker and Frank Castle respectively.[20]
  • Tom Holland learned that he had been cast as Spider-Man on Instagram: "I was actually having a really bad day, and I found out on Instagram. I was in my bed, I was scrolling through Instagram, and Marvel had posted a photo of Spider-Man. It said, 'Go to our website, and find out who it is'. I opened the screen, and then it said my name, and I went nuts."[21]
  • During his audition, Tom Holland mentioned that Robert Downey, Jr. gave him advice, saying "Listen, I remember my screen test for Iron Man. I remember how terrified I was. Just think of it as an audition. It's nothing too scary. If you get it wrong, we'll just start again. No pressure.".
  • Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is the fifth live-action incarnation of the character, following incarnations portrayed by Nicholas Hammond, Shinji Todō, Tobey Maguire, and Andrew Garfield.
    • Tom Holland has stated that while he has not been in contact with either of them, he will take inspiration in his performance from both Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield's incarnations of Spider-Man.[22]
    • Unlike previous incarnations, this Spider-Man's agility and athleticism was performed by actor Tom Holland due to his history in dance and gymnastics, thereby allowing a majority of the stunts to be produced practically and without CGI.
  • Tom Holland mentioned that he has signed on for three Spider-Man movies and three other Marvel films bringing a total of six films in his contract.
  • Asa Butterfield, Charlie Rowe, Judah Lewis, Matt Lintz and Charlie Plummer were the final contenders for Spider-Man with Rowe being the runner-up for the role.
  • In Captain America: Civil War, Spider-Man kicks but never punches. Holland noted it was a conscious decision to emphasize Peter's age: "Every decision we make on set is based off, 'How would a kid react in this situation?' so every fight scene we have is designed in a way that's almost child-friendly, so he never actually punches anyone. It's all done [by him] kind of by accident."[23]
  • In the Italian dubbing of the Iron Fist episode Eight Diagram Dragon Palm, Ward Meachum mentions Spider-Man when he compares Danny Rand's scaling of a building, instead of Daredevil.[24][25]
  • In an interview with the Huffington Post, Holland confirmed that the child that Iron Man rescues from the Hammer Drones in Iron Man 2 was, in fact, Peter Parker after "literally" having conversation with Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige "only 20 minutes ago". Jon Watts revealed in an interview with Uproxx that the boy retroactively revealed to be Parker was portrayed by Jon Favreau's son, Max Favreau.
  • Spider-Man is mentioned in the Wu-Tang Clan song "Protect Ya Neck", which is feature in The Defenders episode The Defenders.[26][27]
  • A Spider-Man easter egg can be noticed in Inhumans episode Divide -- And Conquer, when Sammy questions Black Bolt about how he got his powers he asks if he obtained them after being bitten by a radioactive bug.[28]
  • Marvin Ross, Holland Diaz, Danny Downey, David Elson, Alrik Kreemke and Chris Silcox were stunt doubles for Tom Holland in the role of Spider-Man.

References

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  1. Translated from German: The Amazing Sticky Boy
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 2.12 2.13 2.14 2.15 2.16 2.17 2.18 2.19 2.20 2.21 2.22 2.23 2.24 Spider-Man: Homecoming
  3. In New York, students start kindergarten (the year before 1st grade) in September of the calendar year in which they turn 5.
  4. Peter Parker was 8 at "I am Iron Man" (1, 2).
  5. Peter Parker was 15 in Captain America: Civil War.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Spider-Man: Homecoming director confirms Peter Parker's Iron Man 2 cameo
  7. Tom Holland confirms Infinity War appearance
  8. Marvel's Kevin Feige on Why the Studio Won't Make R-Rated Movies, 'Guardians 2' and Joss Whedon's DC Move
  9. Spider-Man mentioned in Italian dub of Iron Fist
  10. Spider-Man: Homecoming – Uncle Ben’s Role Revealed
  11. Iron Man 2
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 12.3 12.4 12.5 Captain America: Civil War
  13. Ant-Man
  14. Spider-Man: Homecoming Prelude
  15. Spider-Man: Homecoming Deleted Scene
  16. Captain America: Civil War Post-credits Scene
  17. Spider-Man: Homecoming#Synopsis
  18. 'Spider-Man' Star Tom Holland Admits He's Never Seen 'Empire Strikes Back'
  19. In Captain America: Civil War, Parker tells Stark, "I've had these powers for 6 months." The date of him saying this is reasoned as June 2016. The ending of Ant-Man is set shortly after he becomes Spider-Man. To appease both, there is a time jump of 4 months between Lang and Van Dyne's kiss and Wilson looking for Lang.
  20. EXCLUSIVE: Jon Bernthal and Tom Holland made audition tapes together to land The Punisher and Spider-Man roles
  21. Tom Holland found out about his Spider-Man casting on Instagram
  22. Tom Holland Learned He Got His 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' Role From a Marvel Instagram Post
  23. THR: Tom Holland Explains Why His Spider-Man "Never Actually Punches Anyone"
  24. Vimeo: Spider-Man reference in the Italian dubbing of Iron Fist
  25. Iron Fist: 1.04: Eight Diagram Dragon Palm
  26. "Protect Ya Neck" by the Wu-Tang Clan (line: "Swinging through your town like your neighborhood Spider-Man")
  27. The Defenders: 1.08: The Defenders
  28. Inhumans: 1.03: Divide -- And Conquer

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