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The Amazing Spider-Man series became one of the Cash Cows of Marvel Comics back in the day not only for his amazing writers or his unlikely protagonist but also because of his rich, diverse list of supporting characters that kept growing over the years. In this page are listed the many individuals that participated in the life of Spider-Man and Peter Parker.

As you probably have noticed already, The Spiderverse is incredibly huge and the many works related to Spidey usually have a lot of differences between them, so for this page to be more organized, please only list examples for the original 616 Spider-Man and his amazing cast of characters.

Please do not list characters, or examples from other shows, movies or alternate universes here. If you thought of a trope that fits a Spidey from another universe please take that example to its respective page.

Also, when editing the Human Torch and Iceman entries, only add examples related to Spider-Man. For examples related to their respective series go [[Characters/{{Fantastic Four}} here]] and [[Characters/{{X-Men The Original Team}} here]] respectively.
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Other Spideys can be found on :
[[index]]
* Characters/UltimateSpiderMan
* Characters/SpiderGirl
* [[Characters/{{Spider-ManTheAnimatedSeries}} Spider-Man: The Animated Series]]
* Characters/TheSpectacularSpiderMan
* [[Characters/{{UltimateSpider-Man}} Ultimate Spider-Man (the animated series)]]
* Characters/SpiderManTheNewAnimatedSeries
* [[Characters/{{The Amazing Spider-Man}} The Amazing Spider-Man movie series]]
[[/index]]

'''Remember''', this page is for characters and examples from the 616 Spider-Man series only.
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[[folder: Spider-Man and Family]]

!!Peter Benjamin Parker / Spider-Man
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->''"And so a legend is born and a new name is added to [[FountainOfExpies the roster of those who make the world of fantasy the most exciting realm of all]]!"''
-->-- '''''Amazing Fantasy''''' #15, foretelling the legacy of Spider-Man
* {{Adorkable}}: The TropeCodifier for Marvel U. He is the sweetest geek ever.
* AlliterativeName: Peter Parker
* AlwaysSaveTheGirl: Except not. Big time.
* AnimalMotifs: Most of his villains.
** And himself, obviously.
* AntiHero: Spider-Man may be the ultimate subversion of this trope. Stan Lee's original concept, and many of the original Silver Age stories portray Peter's motivations as being largely selfish, or at least relating to his personal relationships and helping his Aunt May make due, and in general Spidey's attitude and difficulties with authority make him come off as a Type I or Type II anti-hero, but when the chips are really down, his selflessness and sheer heroism rivals that of only CaptainAmerica.
* TheAtoner
* AuthorAvatar: Stan Lee's. An example of TropesAreNotBad.
* BeingGoodSucks: Also the Marvel TropeCodifier for this.
* BigGood: Him and [[CaptainAmerica Rogers]] represent the [[TheMessiah Soul]] and [[IncorruptiblePurePureness Heart]] of Marvel. With Peter being the Heart.
* {{Badass}}: One of the coolest heroes ever created based on style, finesse, comedy and powers. Constantly fights Marvel's most dangerous villains and occasionally his fellow heroes without a moments hesitation due to the thrill of it all and for cause of good. Plus the benefit of coming up with hilarious jokes and clever insults for kicks and to lighten the mood. Will also kick your ass if you hurt his friends and innocent people no matter who you are.
** BadassAdorable: Despite being a epically agile and a super powered daredevil, he's just so damn cute and fun when being in any situation with his life as a hero and a normal guy. The guy defines [[IncorruptiblePurePureness Moral Pureness]] for the entire Marvel community.
** BadassBookworm: Unanimously Marvel's definitive geek turned epic hero example. Also likely the most powerful hero that still actually patrols the streets.
* BecomingTheMask: Swings in and out of this, but Peter can get so caught up in his persona that he forgets that Spider-Man is the mask Peter wears not the other way around.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: You '''DO NOT''' want to threaten his loved ones. The results will not be good for you.
* BigDamnHeroes
* BoxingLessonsForSuperman: Peter spent a bit of time as a successful show-wrestler, learning how to fight using his powers and his webs before ever trying to fight crime.
** In a straighter example of this trope, he studied martial arts under [[http://marvel.wikia.com/Shang-Chi_(Earth-616) Shang Chi]] during one of the (many) times he briefly lost his spider-sense and found himself seriously handicapped without it.
* BreakoutCharacter: Originally the star of a story in an issue of a [[Series/TheTwilightZone Twilight Zone]]-esque sci-fi anthology, he proved popular enough to get his own series a few months later and quickly became one of the most popular superheroes ever.
* BrilliantButLazy: Subverted most of the time. Peter is often perceived this way because everyone knows how smart he is, but not why he doesn't put more energy into his work (the trope is even [[TropeNamer stated by name]] in the second movie). However, those that do know the whole story have said that Peter isn't exercising his full potential.
* BrooklynRage: The quintessential New York superhero.
--> '''[[JMSSpiderMan Leo Zelinksy]]''': "Ask me again in that Queens accent how I know you're from around here."
* ButtMonkey: Oh so very much.
* BuildingSwing
* CannotTalkToWomen
* CharacterTic: Will often crouch as a means for writers to show his super agility.
** This is acknowledged in WesternAnimation/UltimateSpiderMan when he switches bodies with Wolverine. Sabretooth confronts them, but notices Peter Parker is standing with his fists up and Wolverine adopts a crawling position and realizes what happened.
** Likewise, he has a distinct way of hanging from the end of a web, and extreme contortion is second nature to him.
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: Peter Parker is often described as an everyman, with all the good nature that implies, but in the early days he was a boiling pot of resentment. It's seen most clearly at the start of his story, in ''Amazing Fantasy'' #15. Poor Peter is almost a textbook case of a future school shooter. He wouldn't become the good-hearted everyman we know and love until after the reclusive Steve Ditko left artistic chores and was replaced by John Romita.
* CluelessChickMagnet
* ComesGreatResponsibility: TropeNamer
* CreepyGood: He was often seen as creepy by many fellow heroes in the Marvel Universe, even as recently as TheNineties, as seen when he and {{Nova}} fought the Tri-Sentinel. Also, while it isn't canon, WonderWoman mentioned he was creepy during his second CrossOver with {{Superman}}. This is often due to Spidey's costume, his ability to cling to any surface, and his knack for [[StealthHiBye showing up out of the blue]], to say nothing of the fact that he is often a HeroWithBadPublicity.
** His above tendencies, coupled with a knack for often frightening contortions and a face concealing bug-eyed mask, were likely what ''led'' to his becoming a HeroWithBadPublicity, after which it just became a vicious cycle.
* CursedWithAwesome
* DeadpanSnarker: And how. Possibly the king of this trope. It's literally how he maintains composure.
* {{Deconstruction}}: Spider-Man was actually one of the earliest Superhero deconstructions, showing just how much being a super hero could have an affect on someone's personal life.
* {{Determinator}}: The flagship hero represents this for the entire Marvel Universe and beyond. Surpassing Captain America in every way, he will not give up no matter what. The source of his strong will? [[CatchPhrase "With Great Power, Comes Great Responsibility"]].
* DorkKnight
* DoomMagnet: Page quote AND picture.
* DontThinkFeel: Subverted. His powers work very well, if not even better, purely on instinct, but Spidey's most powerful foes tend to be ''[[InstantDeathRadius exceedingly]]'' dangerous, and in very many cases more than a physical match for him. Usually, Spider-Man has to out-think or out-smart his enemies, pulling almost as many [[BatmanGambit Batman Gambits]] as the TropeNamer. Additionally, his live-saving reflexes and Spider-sense will generally kick-in whether or not he's thinking or distracted.
* DudeWheresMyRespect: Are you kidding? He's arguably Marvel's definitive example of this trope.
* TheEveryman: Perhaps the poster child
* ExpressiveMask
* FailureHero: Can happen a lot. Sometimes it's because he's too full of self-pity, other times because the writers like to KickTheDog.
* FireForgedFriends: With {{Daredevil}}. In fact, many of Spidey's superhero friendships arguably fall into this trope.
* FunPersonified: Pretty much so. You don't see many iconic superheroes like {{Batman}} or {{Superman}} lighten the mood with funny quips and antics like Spider-Man does. Because of these characteristics, only Spidey could get anti heroes like {{Wolverine}} and {{Deadpool}} to hang out with him.
* GeniusBruiser
* GenreSavvy: The 2000/2010s crop of Marvel writers often tend to use this as the reason why Spider-Man fits on the Avengers. He knows almost everyone in the superhuman community at this point, both heroes and villains, and is often the guy who sneaks off into the background to get the real work done while everyone else is involved in the big fight scene. Recent examples thereof involve his guest appearances in ''Avengers vs. X-Men'', ''Annihilators'', and ''Agents of ATLAS''.
* GuiltComplex
* HappilyMarried: Well, he ''was'' (for about ''twenty years'' [[RealLife real-time]]) to Mary Jane Watson. But then JoeQuesada decided that made him feel too old and boring and retconned the marriage. The backlash of ending the marriage was so bad that even StanLee didn't fully agree with the new direction, and kept him married in the newspaper strip.
* HeroicSpirit: Spider-Man is capable of pushing himself far beyond his normal limits when he's motivated enough. Notably, his ''MarvelZombies'' incarnation was the only infected character who refused to accept his HorrorHunger, even when ''CaptainAmerica'' had given completely given in.
* HeroWithBadPublicity
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Harry and Johnny Storm. He also has signs of this with Daredevil.
** With [[JerkJock Flash Thompson]] too, surprisingly enough. Everybody knows him as the bully who picked on "Puny" Parker solely in his high school years and ironically was Spidey's biggest fan, but after college and spending time in the military, he met with Peter Parker and they're now the best of friends.
* HollywoodDateless: It mostly kicked in after high-school.
--> '''Chameleon''': Does Parker know anyone who ''isn't'' a stunningly beautiful woman?
* InSeriesNickname: "Spidey", "Webhead", "webslinger" or "wall-crawler", "Your Friendly Neighberhood SpiderMan" or any combination thereof.
* ItsAllMyFault
* IShallTauntYou: The '''Master''' of the battle insult. Since he usually fights purely on instinct, he actually thinks about making insults rather than focusing on the battle. He has gotten wittier over the years, and so he's able to do it when he IS focusing on the battle. It's been mentioned he becomes like this whenever he puts his mask on.
* InstantExpert: His powers are hardwired into his reflexes and instincts, so he really has a harder time suppressing them than actually using them. That said, he's the TropeNamer for HowDoIShotWeb for a reason; his early days were plagued with misapplication of his powers that mostly came with not knowing how to ''consciously'' control them. ''Unconsciously'', he reacts to his SpiderSense and leaps over a car and sticking onto the side of a building mere moments after the life-changing spider-bite.
* JackOfAllStats: He's the strongest street level hero, but he's still a street level hero. He has surprising speed and agility, but he's no Quicksilver. He has super strength, but not Hulk levels. He can take a lot, but not from super-powered individuals.
* LiterallyLovingThyNeighbor: With MJ (though to be technical about it, it's more like "literally loving thy neighbor's niece").
* TheMasqueradeWillKillYourDatingLife: Let's just say Spidey has ''experience'' with this... as in he's never had a single relationship where this didn't factor in someway.
* MotorMouth: Doesn't pause his mid-fight [[YouFightLikeACow quipping]] to breathe.
* LonersAreFreaks: Spider-Man started off as one of the few Marvel Superheroes with no actual team affiliations. This went hand and hand with Peter's desire to keep his super hero life far away from private life to the point where there were literally only [[{{Wolverine}} three]] [[{{Daredevil}} super]][[FantasticFour heroes]] who knew him well. This has reserved rather drastically in the 2000s, where now Spider-Man is arguably one of the most ''[[TheHeart connected]]'' heroes in the Marvel Universe.
* NerdsAreSexy: He's quite the ChickMagnet, considering he used to be a complete dork. During their marriage, Mary Jane even seemed to consider moments when he talked about science as a turn-on.
* NiceGuy: Pretty much his defining character trait. He's such a nice guy that most other heroes will go out of Their way to help him in times of crisis.
* ObfuscatingStupidity: In the early days, no one would have suspected bookish, shy Peter Parker of being the web-slinging, wise-cracking Spider-Man.
* OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent: One of his most famous traits, even though he's past college now. Most adaptations have him in high school, or for some reason have his college seem like a high school.
* ParentalAbandonment: In most continuities, his parents die before he's old enough to remember them, [[{{Nephewism}} leaving him with Ben and May]].
* ThePrankster: When with Johnny Storm.
* RefusalOfTheCall: [[TheCallKnowsWhereYouLive And then Uncle Ben got murdered.]]
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: After Gwen was killed, Spider-Man hunted down the Green Goblin with a vengeance. Before delivering the final blow, however, Spider-Man backed away out of fear of breaking his ThouShaltNotKill rule.
** When Jean [=DeWolff=] was murdered by the Sin-Eater, Spider-Man pursued him in a very personal way. This time, he almost beat his prey to death - only stopped by the intervention of Daredevil.
** Subverted when the Burglar returns. During the pursuit, Spider-Man reveals his identity to show why he won't just give up. The Burglar - thinking that Peter wants the ultimate revenge for Uncle Ben's murder - has a fatal heart attack out of fear.
* SadClown: To quote Iron Man, "I can't help but notice - the closer I get to an uncomfortable truth, the more lame jokes you start making."
* ScienceHero: Some writers portray him as this. Especially in the current "Big Time" arc in his new job.
* SheFu: One of the oldest examples, believe it or not, despite being a RareMaleExample. He uses it expansively throughout his career. It can be seen a bit more clearly in some of the more recent video games, where you can see Spidey in motion more easily.
** In the MarvelVsCapcom series, everyone has an equal amount of punches and kicks due to their being buttons for both. Come the third installment, which decreased the buttons to three for general attacks, and he becomes a RareMaleExample for KickChick, using almost exclusively that.
* StarvingStudent: His college years.
* SuperpowerLottery
** AllWebbedUp: Created his webshooters on his own in one of the clearest displays of scientific genius on his part. The formula for his webs in particular is nothing short of miraculous, given it's tensile strength and adhesive properties. It disappears after a couple hours or so, so he doesn't even leave a mess.
*** GreenLanternRing: There is little he can't do with his webs. Possibly justified--in real life, spiders do tend to be pretty brilliant with them.
** HealingFactor: A pretty slow one by marvel standards but he heals better than you.
** SpiderSense: TropeNamer
** SuperReflexes
** SuperSpeed: Borne of SuperReflexes and strength, much like TheHulk.
** SuperStrength
** SuperToughness
** [[RequiredSecondaryPowers Superhuman Agility and Dexterity]]
** WallCrawl
* TeenGenius: At the start of the series (and the most common portrayal of him in most media).
* ThouShaltNotKill: He's strongly against killing anyone. Though in fits of rage or frustration, he has been known to say he's going to kill *insert villain here*, but never actually goes through with it.
** He accidentally gives Uncle Ben's killer a fatal heart attack by revealing his identity. The killer thinks he wants the ultimate revenge.
* TrashTalk: The king for Marvel U. {{Deadpool}} rivals him though.
** Deadpool has been described as a SpiderMan clone as a result of this.
* TranquilFury: When he's [[BewareTheNiceOnes so enraged]] that he [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness stops]] [[YouFightLikeACow wisecracking]] mid-fight. Opponents and allies both have commented this is ''terrifying''.
** In fact, in one of the earlier examples, when his Aunt May is dying from a disease that Doctor Octopus stole the cure for, when he confronts Octopus, he notes how ferocious he's fighting and, realizing he can't beat him, makes a hasty retreat.
* TricksterArchetype: Often.
* TrueCompanions: With the FantasticFour. [[spoiler: Following the Human Torch's death, Peter joins the group to fill his role.]]
* TrueLoveisExceptional: His relationship with MJ is this.
* UnluckyEverydude
* VindicatedByHistory: Another in-universe example. Several different future continuities show Spider-Man being remembered as a great hero. When Miguel O'Hara / Spider-Man 2099 pays a trip to the present day he says as much... [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome to Jonah's face.]]
** Recently, Cable also mentioned that Spider-Man was remembered in his time as ''the greatest hero in the history of the world.''
* VitriolicBestBuds: With [[Comicbook/FantasticFour Johnny Storm]]. Their team-ups are a constant snark-fest, but Johnny is Peter's closest friend in the superhero community, and Peter is Johnny's closest friend outside the F4.
* WolverinePublicity: Just how he manages to balance being a member of two Avengers teams, his job, his social life, and the [[FantasticFour Future Foundation]] is quite amazing.
* WouldHitAGirl: Shriek doesn't get special treatment for having a vagina.
* YiddishAsASecondLanguage: Especially when Bendis is writing him.
* YouFightLikeACow: The master of this trope, [[DeadpanSnarker deadpan]] or not.
** OOCISSeriousBusiness: If Spidey isn't snarking, [[OhCrap bad things are happening.]]
* YourMom: Enguaged against fellow jokester, {{Deadpool}}. Who got the last diss in and technically won if not for the former not choosing to go through his Mamagedon.

!! Mary Jane Watson / Mary Jane Watson-Parker
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* AbusiveParents: Her dad sucked.
* BadassDamsel: She may not be a superhero, but it's your funeral if you try to harm this chick.
* BettyAndVeronica: Formed this with the good girl Gwen Stacy. Was actually the Betty when she found herself in this situation again with The Black Cat.
* BlindDate: How she met Peter and was introduced to the book.
* BlondeBrunetteRedhead: With Betty Brant and Gwen back in the day.
* BigBraToFill: Mary Jane is one of the curviest non-superheroic females in the entire Marvel universe. In [[Film/SpiderMan Sam Raimi's film series]] she was portrayed by Kirsten Dunst, who doesn't quite have the body Mary Jane in the comics does (but few real life people do).
* {{Catchphrase}}: "Face it, tiger -- you just hit the '''''jackpot'''''."[[note]]highlighted as it usually appears[[/note]]
* CharacterDevelopment: One of the most notable moments occurs, when she decides to stay with Peter whilst he is grieving over Gwen's death.
** ''Amazing Spider-Man'' #259 delves a good deal into her past.
* DarkSkinnedRedhead: Sometimes her skin is colored darkly.
* DeadpanSnarker: She's every bit as good at snarking as Peter.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: The famous panel with her first appearance is pictured on the trope page.
* TheFaceless: For a while she was never seen or her face was obscured, not until Romita's Sr.'s run did we see the jackpot.
** As noted elsewhere, it took slightly longer to see her in-person fully than it did to find out who the Green Goblin was.
* TheFashionista: Although as noted on that trope's page, she's an unusual example in that outside of her interest in fashion and her very girly appearance, she's a bit of a tomboy with an interest in sports.
* FieryRedhead
* FunPersonified: Until some hidden depths where revealed and we latter find out it was mostly an act [[StepfordSmiler to hide the pain her brought on by her abusive childhood]], anyway. She's still a fun character though, just not in a way that it's only only defining trait or that makes her seem like she doesn't care about anything.
* TheGhost: Early on in the series, she was mentioned for dozens of issues, but was never seen until the final panel of issue #40.
* GreenEyes
** GreenEyedRedhead
* HappilyMarried: To Peter Parker. And then [[CosmicRetcon Mephisto came.]] StanLee kept her married to Peter in the newspaper strip.
* HelloNurse: The exact thing that Peter ''was not'' expecting when he opened the door to her for the first time. Hit the jackpot, he did indeed.
* HeroesWantRedheads
* HeroicBystander: Many times (just check the awesome moments page!).
* HiddenDepths: Up until she stayed with Peter after Gwen's death, she was never shown to do anything seriously.
** Readers would also later learn about her abusive father and that her party girl attitude was an act to keep people from finding out how screwed-up her personal life was.
* IronicEcho: When May and Anna Watson were trying to set them up on a blind date, Peter resisted - thinking Mary Jane must be some pathetic teen that couldn't possibly get a date without help. Turns out in ''Parallel Lives'', Mary Jane had said the same things about him.
* KeepTheHomeFiresBurning: Many issues focus on her conflicted feelings of being supportive towards Peter and her fear that this could be the time he doesn't make it back.
* LiterallyLovingThyNeighbor: With Peter (though if you want to be technical about it, it's more like "literally loving thy aunt's neighbor").
* MuggleBestFriend
* PaintedOnPants
* PluckyGirl: Although she's gone through some rough patches and worries more than most examples of this trope, she still the type of character that will have no qualms about beating a B list hero with a baseball bat or bringing Peter out of slum with some helpful optimism.
* OfficialCouple: Was this with Peter until OneMoreDay. [[FlameBait Let's just say the fans were not happy with the end of their offical couple status and leave it at that]].
* OutdatedOutfit: Naturally as the most fashion conscience member of the cast, she falls victim to this the most as time passes.
* SecretSecretKeeper: During Tom [=DeFalco=]'s first run on ''Amazing Spider-Man'', it was revealed that Mary Jane was this. ''Parallel Lives'' elaborated that it was since the night Ben Parker was murdered (she had observed Peter returning home and then Spider-Man leaving through his bedroom window). Obviously, after Peter learned all this, Mary Jane was upgraded to SecretKeeper.
* ShipTease: The ending of SpiderIsland suggests that [[AuthorsSavingThrow she may get back together with Peter]] after OneMoreDay and OneMomentInTime.
* StarCrossedLovers: With Peter.
* StepfordSmiler: Put on the facade that she was happy when on the inside she was really upset with her childhood.
* TheTease: Her original role in the series.
* TotallyRadical: In TheSixties at least, to the point of nigh-incomprehensibility to some modern readers.
* TrueLoveIsExceptional
* TheWatson: IncrediblyLamePun aside, her questions about Peter's current superhero crisis can be a pretty handy device for readers.

!! Aunt May Reilly-Parker
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* AlmightyMom: she can get J. JONAH JAMESON and WOLVERINE of all people to submit to her requests!
* BewareTheNiceOnes
* GrannyClassic: Depending on the writer she might TakeALevelInBadass, but everyone seems to be in agreement she likes to bake, cook, and can't be bothered with hair dye.
* HappilyMarried: With '''JJJ's dad''' as of BND (the ceremony takes place in [[MilestoneCelebration issue #600]]). Peter alternates between finding it adorable and [[BrainBleach horrifying]]. Jonah would rather not think about it at all.
** And of course to Ben before his DeathByOriginStory
* HeroicBystander: More so when written by JMS, during her brief time being in on the secret.
* InsistentTerminology: In TheSixties, would constantly say "pussywillow" instead of "pussycat" when attempting to use hip lingo.
* TheMatchMaker: For Peter and MJ. OneMoreDay aside, it works!
* MaidenAunt: Although she's a widow and not a maiden.
* MamaBear
* [[NeverMesswithGranny Never Mess with Auntie]]
* ParentalSubstitute
* ShipperOnDeck: Is usually a pretty vocal Peter / MJ shipper, and conspired with Anna to set them up on their first date.

!! Uncle Benjamin "Ben" Parker
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* BeamMeUpScotty: Never actually gave Peter the "with great power" line in the original... origin, but he says it in just about every adaptation.
** Also a retcon. Peter mentions that he DID tell him the line any time he gets the chance.
* CoolOldGuy: In ''Ultimate Spider-Man'', and quite a few flashbacks.
* DeathByOriginStory
* HappilyMarried
* TheObiWan: It varies in continuity to continuity, but he is the main inspiration in Peter's resolution to do good.
** In WesternAnimation/UltimateSpiderMan he's brought back to life in the Nightmare world to haunt Peter with the fact that he couldn't save him. Instead he shows his approval for what Peter's doing and gives sage encouragement.
* ParentalSubstitute
** [[PapaWolf Uncle Wolf]]: One flashback to Peter's childhood has him chasing off a few bullies harassing Peter with a baseball bat.
* PosthumousCharacter

!! Anna Watson
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* MaidenAunt
* TheMatchMaker: See Shipper on Deck
* ObnoxiousInLaws: More so in ''TAS''.
* ShipperOnDeck: Less so than May, but still helped set up Peter and MJ's first date.












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!! Ben Reilly / [[ComicBook/ScarletSpider The Scarlet Spider]]
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* BadassBiker: During "The Lost Years" Mini and "The Clone Saga" revamp.
* CantHoldHisLiquor: Just like Peter. ''Not'' played for laughs like usual. [[spoiler: In "The Lost Years", a few drinks causes him to start trashing the bar and encourage the bouncer to put him out of his misery.]]
* CivvieSpandex: The Scarlet Spider costume.
* CloningBlues
* CoolLoser: Sometimes, especially when compared to Peter.
* [[DeadLittleSister Dead "Brother"]]: For Peter and Kaine... DependingOnTheWriter (and era).
* [[spoiler: DisappearedDad:]] To [[spoiler: Darkdevil]] in ''SpiderGirl''.
* [[spoiler: DrivenToSuicide:]] Heavily implied to be his reaction to [[CloningBlues finding out he's a clone]]. Luckily, he snaps out of it after rescuing a man suffering from the same feelings.
* TheGhost: In ''SpiderGirl''.
* HairOfGold / *ImportantHaircut: Decides to wear his hair in a different style and bleach it blond to differentiate himself from Peter.
* HeroicSacrifice
* [[spoiler: LegacyCharacter: Intended to be one for Peter. Now Kaine is one for him.]]
* MeaningfulName: His first name is that of Peter's uncle, while his surname is Aunt May's maiden name.
* NerdsAreSexy: Just as much of a ChickMagnet as Peter. He even hooks up with MJ [[ComfortingTheWidow after Peter dies]] in one AlternateUniverse.
* NotSoDifferent / YouAreNotAlone: Towards Kaine, eventually starting HeelFaceTurn.
* RummageSaleReject: His first two costumes -- the first when he answers Judas Traveller's challenge at the beginning of the Clone Saga, and the other when he went up against Venom. {{Justified|Trope}} in that he was pressed for time in both cases. He ended up wearing the second costume for a long time before he finally got a proper costume.
* [[spoiler: SparedByTheAdaptation]]: The "New" Clone Saga Revamp.
* UncannyFamilyResemblance: Inverted; this is how he and "cousin" Peter explain [[CloningBlues why they look so much alike]]. [[spoiler: And in SpiderGirl, we find out he and his son are identical, [[FieryRedhead save for one feature]]]].
* WhyDoYouKeepChangingJobs: Because he's a clone. Until he settles on a job at the Daily Grind, anyway.

!! Richard and Mary Parker
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* DeathByOriginStory
* ReverseMole: They were spies; in some continuities they were Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

!! Miguel O'Hara / [[{{Marvel 2099}} Spider-Man 2099]]
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* AnimalMotifs
* CassandraTruth: When Miguel tries to tell his mother that he's actually Spider-Man (whom she idolizes), she laughs it off as a pathetic attempt to get her attention.
* ChildProdigy
* TheChosenOne: The Thorites of 2099 call Spider-Man the "Herald of Thor", who is prophesied to save the world. [[spoiler:Turns out he really ''was'' TheChosenOne, and was the third person to wield Thor's hammer.]]
* DrugsAreBad: When Miguel wanted to quit Alchemax, his boss secretly gets him addicted to illegal drugs as a retention technique. Miguel's attempt to shake the addiction leads to the accident that grants him his powers.
* DeadpanSnarker: In a deliberate inversion from Peter Parker, Spider-Man tends to speak tersely while in costume, and saves his snarking for his civilian identity.
* FreakLabAccident
* GenerationXerox: Subverted; creator PeterDavid [[WordOfGod deliberately based much of Miguel's personality]] by setting his traits as opposite those of Peter Parker's.
* GeniusBruiser
* {{Jerkass}}: Before the accident that gave him his powers, Miguel was an unabashed self-centered egotistical jerk who belittled almost everyone else he knew.
* LukeIAmYourFather: Miguel secretly discovers that his father is [[spoiler:Alchemax CEO Tyler Stone.]]
* {{Revenge}}: Miguel's original motivation was to get revenge on Alchemax CEO [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Tyler Stone]] for accidentally getting him addicted to [[DrugsAreBad Rapture]].
* SuperReflexes: Instead of SpiderSense, Miguel has enhanced perceptions that happen to tune in ''very'' quickly to what's pertinent, such as an immediate danger or a general plot point. It's still limited by what he is focused on, and he can still be caught flat-footed.
* TheUnfavorite: Miguel's younger brother Gabriel is clearly their mother's favorite, largely due to Miguel's {{Jerkass}} behavior.
* WallCrawl
* WolverineClaws: Miguel acquires retractable talons on his fingers and toes. Not only does this allow him to WallCrawl, but he also uses them as a slashing attack.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Love Interests]]
!! Elizabeth "Liz" Allan
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* AlphaBitch --> LovableAlphaBitch
* BetaCouple: With Harry Osborn for a while.
* BettyAndVeronica: Initially played the Veronica to... [[NamesTheSame Betty's Betty]].
* BoomerangBigot: [[AlternateContinuity In Ultimate Marvel]], she is the resident {{Fantastic Racis|m}}t against {{Mutants}} (because her uncle (actually, her father) is the Blob. Although as it turns out [[spoiler:she's a mutant too, and the Ultimate version of Firestar]]).
* CompositeCharacter: In the Ultimate Universe, [[spoiler:she ends up becoming [[SpiderManAndHisAmazingFriends Firestar]], later joining the X-Men.]]
* DefrostingIceQueen: She became considerably nicer to Peter as she got to know him. ''Especially'' in ''TheSpectacularSpiderMan'', where she developed genuine romantic feelings for Peter and was deeply hurt when he broke up with her (to be with Gwen).
* DemotedToExtra
* HeroWorshipper: During her High School days, she develops a crush on Peter after she mistakenly believed he had tried to pull off some heroics. (In reality, he was suffering from WorfHadTheFlu).
* PutOnABus
* RaceLift: The version of her that appears in ''TheSpectacularSpiderMan'' appears to be of Hispanic ethnicity, compared to her mainstream counterpart, who is Caucasian and blonde.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Her last name is All'''a'''n, no "Allen".
* TheUglyGuysHotDaughter: In the Ultimate Universe, her father is apparently The Blob.
* UnrequitedLoveSwitcheroo

!! Betty Brant
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* AlliterativeName
* BettyAndVeronica: Literally the Betty to Liz's Veronica.
* ClingyJealousGirl
* DistressedDamsel
* ImportantHaircut: Got a page-boy cut after her brother died.
* TheLoad
* PlatonicLifePartners: Her current relationship with Peter.
* {{Sympathetic Adultere|r}}ss: She had a brief affair with Peter and Flash Thompson when she was married to Ned Leeds.
* TookALevelInBadass: Following her husband Ned's death, Betty checked out for a while. Once she got her head together, she reinvented herself, going from the Bugle's harried secretary to a fearless reporter in her own right, willing to go toe-to-toe with supervillains and monsters if required. Recent adaptations that include Betty tend to start from this characterization, to the point where a lot of newer fans won't recognize her at all if they go back and read her pre-1989 appearances.

!! Gwendolyne "Gwen" Stacy
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* AlphaBitch: Before CharacterizationMarchesOn
* AnyoneCanDie: The poster girl for this trope.
* BettyAndVeronica: Was the Betty to MJ's Veronica.
* CharacterizationMarchesOn
* DefrostingIceQueen
* DistressedDamsel: Takes this trope to its logical conclusion...
* GirlNextDoor
* ILetGwenStacyDie: TropeNamer, obviously. Gwen's death is one of the most traumatic events in Peter's entire life, and the memory of it comes back to haunt him on more than one occassion.
* KilledOffForReal
* MySecretPregnancy: Was retconned into having had one of these during the "Sins Past" storyline. Naturally for many, it's FanonDiscontinuity.
* NeverSpeakIllOfTheDead
* NerdsAreSexy: Her incarnation in ''TheSpectacularSpiderMan'', mostly.
** The original incarnation as well. She was every bit of a science geek as Peter while still looking like an absolute bombshell.
* PrettySpryForADeadGuy: It's teased that she's actually alive a couple of times, only for it to revealed to be a clone or something each time.
* SparedByTheAdaptation: For someone who's best known for being one of the first love interests killed in super hero history, Gwen always seems to survive [[Film/SpiderMan outside]] [[SpiderManTheAnimatedSeries of]] [[TheSpectacularSpiderMan the]] comics.
* {{Tsundere}}: Her original characterization.
* WomanScorned: Initially was upset that Peter gave her the cold shoulder upon their first meeting (which he did because he was worried about Aunt May's illness).
* WomenInRefrigerators

!! Debra Whitman
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* ShrinkingViolet: Although she's not necessarily shy, her aversion to conflict and reluctance when it comes to taking initiative makes her this in the comics.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: She disappeared completely after being written out of the early-'80s ''Spectacular Spider-Man'' book. Every other woman in Peter Parker's dating life tends to reappear from time to time as a member of his supporting cast, except for Debra. She finally reemerged following Peter's unmasking in ''Civil War'', having written a tell-all book about her time dating him, and promptly disappeared again.

!! Felicia Hardy / Black Cat
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* AbsoluteCleavage: She's had several outfits that all tend to draw on the same basic design scheme, but the unifying factor is that they almost all tend to have an impossibly low neckline.
* ActionGirl
* AlternateContinuity: In the 90s cartoon, she was the AlphaBitch at Parker’s school before becoming the Black Cat and ultimately gets paired up with Morbius the Living Vampire. She's also very different in the Ultimate Universe as well.
* AnimalMotifs
* BadassBiker: Gets a CoolBike courtesy of Puma.
* BadassNormal / BadassAbnormal: Depending on the continuity or storyline.
* BecomingTheMask: In the comics, she starts dating Flash Thompson to get Parker jealous, but ends up falling in love with him (only to be dumped by him when he finds out and asks WasItAllALie).
* BettyAndVeronica: With Mary Jane
* BiTheWay: ''Spider-Man/Black Cat: Evil That Men Do'' #1 and [[AlternateContinuity in]] ''SpiderGirl''.
* BlueEyes or GreenEyes: DependingOnTheArtist.
* BuildingSwing
* CatGirl
* ClassyCatBurglar
* DatingCatwoman
* DeadpanSnarker
* DesignatedGirlFight: Often in team-ups.
* DominoMask
* EvolutionaryLevels: In some storylines / continuities she’s a low-level {{Mutant|s}}.
* ExpositionFairy: In the Activision game.
* FemmeFatale
* FemmeFatalons
* FetishFuelStationAttendant
* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor
* HellBentForLeather
* HelloNurse
* KarmaHoudini: At this point, Felicia is probably one of the single best professional thieves in the Marvel Universe, but she can walk right up to Captain America and say hello without a problem. By rights, she should be treated like she's a super-villain, but almost no one has even expressed an interest in catching her.
* TheLoad: When she and Spider-Mann were together, she felt like this; she was a trained fighter, so she could take on ordinary criminals, but she had no super-powers, so she couldn't help him much against his super-powered foes. That's why she ended up getting her "bad luck" powers.
* LovesMyAlterEgo: Becomes extremely weirded out when Spider-Man first reveals to her that he's Peter Parker. In the Ultimate version, she goes so far as to vomit on him after lifting the mask.
** LoveRedeems: Ultimately, she ends up developing legitimate feelings for Peter in 616.
* MostCommonSuperpower: Apparently, [[http://www.comicvine.com/black-cat/29-1479/all-images/108-218140/bc_sm_ballast/105-1370637/ they act as ballast]].
* MsFanservice
* RapeAsBackstory: {{Retcon}}ned as her FreudianExcuse.
* ReallyGetsAround: Openly admits it to Peter during the ''Shed'' arc.
* RoofHopping: By means of grappling hook.
* SecretIdentityIdentity: Back in the day she identified more with herself as Black Cat than as Felicia Hardy, and preferred to think of Spider-Man as the same way, not really liking the idea that there's a person with his own life under the mask. The video game adaptation of ''[[Film/SpiderMan Spider-Man 2]]'' has her try to convince Peter to give up his civilian identity and become a hero full-time, but he refuses.
* ShallowLoveInterest: Played with; Peter dumps her because she only has interest in his Spider-Man persona.
* {{The Smart G|uy}}al: In a recent AmazonBrigade run of ''HeroesForHire'', she was their infiltration expert.
* StickyFingers
* {{Stripperiffic}}
* {{Tsundere}}: Type A
* WhiteHairedPrettyGirl
* WindsOfDestinyChange: She had this power for a time, but she had Comicbook/DoctorStrange get rid of it after she learned that it was permanently jinxing Spidey.

!! Carlie Cooper
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* AlliterativeName
* DisappearedDad: During the Mysterio arc of ''The Gauntlet'', she finds out that [[spoiler:her dad was a DirtyCop who faked his own death.]]
* CharacterShilling: She is queen of this trope (sadly).
* [[ChickMagnet Dude Magnet]]
* [[CopBoyfriend Cop Girlfriend]]
* DependingOnTheArtist: Due to how frequently she falls victim to this, fans still aren't sure how long or even what color her hair is supposed to be.
* DesignatedLoveInterest
* [[AuthorAvatar Editor's Daughter Avatar]]: The fans took this just about as well as you'd expect...
* EmbarrassingTattoo: Almost got one of the Green Goblin while drunk, which crosses from embarrassing to downright psychotic. The one she got of Spider-Man subverted this orginally, only to play it straight when she found out Peter was Spider-Man and broke up with him.
* HotScientist
* ImportantHaircut
* InformedAbility: We hear a lot about all the various reasons she's awesome and perfect for Peter, but we rarely if ever see these.
* {{Meganekko}}
* NerdsAreSexy
* OfficialCouple: Was this with Peter until SpiderIsland. [[FlameBait That is all we have to say on the subject]].
* RememberTheNewGuy: A retcon story showed she was best friends with Gwen Stacy and her dad worked with Captain Stacy. (As you might guess this didn't exactly do much to endear her to the fanbase that was already throwing around the term "MarySue" liberally).
* {{Tuckerization}}: Named after Quesada's daughter.
* [[WellDoneSonGuy "Well Done, Daughter" Gal]]
* [[spoiler: WhatTheHellHero: Breaks up with Peter when she realizes he is Spider-Man and assumes their whole relationship was a lie.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:High School and College Classmates]]

!! Eugene "Flash" Thompson/[[spoiler: Comicbook/{{Venom}} IV]]
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* AsianGalWithWhiteGuy: Had a relationship with Sha-Shan though she went to America and re-met him from Vietnam, and then they started something. Averted in ''Spectacular Spider-Man'' where she seems to have been born in America.
* AscendedFanboy: [[spoiler:[[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] when he gets the Venom suit. He shoots webs and wall crawls, shouting "I'm Spider-Man!" They correct him that he's actually the new Venom, and then he whines that some other super-heroes are LegacyCharacters and he wanted to be one.]]
* BadassNormal: Well, he didn't earn his rank as Corporal in the U.S. Army on looks...
** HandicappedBadass: After his HeroicSacrifice in Iraq saving some of his squadmates under fire & kicking a lot of terrorist ass, he lost both of his legs.
** [[spoiler: BadassAbnormal: He is offcially the government-sanctioned 4th incarnation of Venom.]]
* [[LovesMyAlterEgo Big Fan of My Alter-Ego]]: Even in the earliest stories, he was a huge fan of Spider-Man and was as committed to defending him as he was to giving Peter Parker a hard time.
* BlondeGuysAreEvil: Well, a big jerk... in high school. Grew out of it later & became one of Pete's best friends.
* CharacterDevelopment: He grew from being a JerkJock, to JerkWithAHeartOfGold, to one of Peter's closest friends in his adult life.
* EmbarrassingFirstName
* HiddenDepths: Back in the high school days he once admitted that it was he that started a fight with Parker, after Parker got caught fighting.
* {{Irony}}: Picked on Peter in high school, but was Spidey's biggest fan.
** LovesMyAlterEgo: A rare ''non-romantic'' version of this trope.
* JerkJock --> JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* [[spoiler:SuperpoweredEvilSide: Must be careful not to get angry while wearing the Venom symbiote]].

!! Harry Osborn / Green Goblin II / American Son
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* {{Abusive Parent|s}}: Norman. ''Oh boy'', Norman.
* AvengingTheVillain
* BackFromTheDead
* CannotSpitItOut
* CallingTheOldManOut: In American Son, Harry finally gives one to Norman. His revival was worth it, just for that.
* [[CoolPlane Cool Glider]]
* CrazyJealousGuy
* CreateYourOwnVillain
* CycleOfRevenge
* DrugsAreBad: In a landmark issue StanLee defied the comics code authority to spread this message (revolutionary at the time...) when Harry overdoses and nearly dies from taking too many pills... his drug problems are translated as DrowningMySorrows in TheMovie and a "Globulin Green" addiction in ''TheSpectacularSpiderMan''.
* EasyAmnesia
* EvilTastesGood: In TheMovie: "MMMM, so good!"
* FriendlyEnemy
* GadgeteerGenius
* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor
* {{Impossibly Cool Weapon}}s: Apparently Harry redesigned the Goblin weaponry so that it's even COOLER.
* LegacyCharacter: Green Goblin II.
* LivingWithTheVillain: Peter and Harry are best friends... and, from time to time, mortal enemies.
* PoweredArmor
* [[spoiler: RedemptionEqualsDeath]]
* RivalTurnedEvil
* RoomFullOfCrazy
* [[spoiler: TwoFaced]]: In TheMovie
* TwoGuysAndAGirl: Peter, Harry, and Mary Jane... [[SarcasmMode yes, this will end well...]]
* TheUnfavorite: The comics originally had Norman (when not as the Green Goblin) as an absentee father that loved his son, but since his return, his opinion of his son hasn't been very kind. The adaptations also tend to go this route. And remember, Harry is an only child. More recent writers have actually played with the idea that Norman sees ''Peter'' as more worthy of being his son.
* WellDoneSonGuy
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: What happened to his and Liz's son post-''OMD''?
** Um, nothing special. He still lives with his mom [[spoiler: and uncle]].
* YouKilledMyFather

!! Randy Robertson
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* AlliterativeName
* AngryBlackMan

!! Kenny "King Kong" [=McFarlane=]
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* TheBigGuy
* CanonForeigner: To the mainstream comics.
** CanonImmigrant: To ''TheSpectacularSpiderMan''.
* HiddenDepths
* JerkJock
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold

[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Daily Bugle]]

!! John Jonah Jameson

* {{Abusive Parent|s}}: His [[WickedStepmother Abusive Step-Dad]].
* AlliterativeName: Taken even further recently: he's J. Jonah Jameson ''Junior''.
* AntiVillain: Type I.
* BadassMustache
* BadBoss: Played with. He regularly verbally abuses those that aren't Joe Robertson, but he's also protective of his staff.
** BenevolentBoss in reality: Illustrated [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome rather well]] in the first movie, where he protects Peter from the Green Goblin by refusing to say who takes their pictures of Spider-Man, despite the fact that doing so would certainly result in severe personal injury or worse.
* CoolOldGuy
* DaEditor
* DependingOnTheWriter: JJJ's character varies from writer to writer and the reasoning behind his hatred of Spider-Man and the depth of that hatred run the gamut from being a jerkass to secretly being jealous of Spider-Man's truly heroic nature.
* DotingParent: Praises his son, the astronaut John Jameson, every chance he can get. He may be [[DisappearedDad compensating]].
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Stands up for human rights... because he HatesEveryoneEqually!
** He is absolutely commited to truth in reporting. Despite his hatred of Spidey, Jameson has always refused to use fake images in his newspaper.
* GeorgeJetsonJobSecurity: Played for laughs in the second movie, where he fires and un-fires Peter in the span of five seconds.
* HeroicBSOD: After Spencer Smythe shackled Spidey and Jonah together with a bomb. As time was about to run out, Jonah cracked under the pressure. Spidey naturally saved the day in the nick of time, but Jonah realizes that the man he hates most has seen him at his most vulnerable. Already reeling from the supposed death of his son, Jonah launches a new anti-Spidey campaign and appears to be having a nervous breakdown. [[spoiler:It would later be revealed he was being pushed over the edge by Jonas Harrow, though.]]
* HiddenDepths: From his verbal tirades against Spider-Man and his own staff, you'd never know how much Jonah loves his family or how much he values those that work for him. He's also a staunch supporter of human and civil rights for ''everybody,'' black, gay, mutant, whatever. Heck, he even paid Peter's legal bills during TheCloneSaga (secretly, of course).
* IntrepidReporter: Was a photojournalist in World War II, among other hostile environments and eras.
* ITakeOffenseToThatLastOne: When accused of spreading MaliciousSlander "It is NOT! Slander is spoken, [[BlackmailIsSuchAnUglyWord in print, it's libel.]]"
* {{Jerkass}}
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold / JerkWithAHeartOfJerk
* StrawmanNewsMedia: Outside his hatred of superheroes, his integrity as a journalist is unimpeachable.
* UngratefulBastard: Spidey has saved his and his loved one's lives again and again, and yet he goes right back to smearing the superhero as always.

!! Joe "Robbie" Robertson

* BlackBestFriend: Jonah
* GeorgeJetsonJobSecurity: He has been threatened with being fired a few times and in 2005, Jonah fired him and issues later went to his house to apologize and mentioned he would start to beg if he refused.
* {{Good Parent|s}}
* TheLancer: To Jonah.
* NiceGuy
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure
* RedOniBlueOni: Blue to Jonah's very, very, red one.
* SecretSecretKeeper: For decades before ''CivilWar'', it had long since been implied that Robbie knew who Spider-Man was, but didn't say anything (due to the awkward position of paying Peter for taking pictures of himself for years).

!! Ben Urich

* BigBrotherMentor: To Peter Parker sometimes in ''Ultimate Spider-Man''.
* HotScoop

!! Ned Leeds

* BrainwashedAndCrazy: Courtesy of Roderick Kingsley.
* LegacyCharacter: Was believed to have been the original Hobgoblin for some time.
* RaceLift: ''TheSpectacularSpiderMan'' made him a Korean American, shortening his surname to "Lee".
* TheRival: When Pete was dating Betty Brant and when Ned and Betty were married.

!! Gloria "Glory" Grant

* AlliterativeName
* SexySecretary

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Spider-Man's Allies]]

!! Jessica Drew / {{Spider-Woman}} I

* FetishFuelStationAttendant: Seriously, she's easily the most popular Spider-Woman partially for this reason.

!! Cassandra Webb / Madame Web

* BlindSeer
* TheCassandra: It's even in her name!
* OmniscientMoralityLicense: [[MoralDissonance Especially in the 90s cartoon.]]

!! Hobie Brown / The Prowler

* AngryBlackMan
* ExpressiveMask
* GadgeteerGenius
* HeartIsAnAwesomePower: He defeated Spider-Man (temporarily) using gadgets he invented for ''window cleaning''.
* WeakButSkilled: In his first appearance he was able to do rather well by catching Spider-Man off guard.

!! Captain John Jameson

* AcePilot
* AlliterativeName
* AnimalMotifs
* AntiVillain
* TheCaptain
* ClingyMacGuffin: The moonstone turning John into the Man-Wolf.
* HeelFaceTurn
* IKnowYoureInThereSomewhereFight
* OurWerewolvesAreDifferent
** TotallyNotAWerewolf
* PhysicalGod: As Stargod.

!! Thomas Fireheart / Puma

* AnimalMotifs
* BirdsOfAFeather: for a while he was dating the Black Cat
* {{Depower}}:Briefly, after having gone against his tribe's wishes.
* CareerKillers: Something he does on the side.
* [[CatGirl Cat Boy]]
* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor
* MagicalNativeAmerican
* MustMakeAmends: After he attacks Spider-man for a theft he was framed for Puma sets out to clear his name, and buys The Daily Bugle to help him do it.
* OddFriendship: With CaptainAmerica villains Armadillo and Deadly Nightshade after MODOK's 11.
* RichIdiotWithNoDayJob
* SuperStrength
* TheChosenOne: Back before The Beyonder who orchestrated the secret wars storyline was {{retcon}}ed into a comparative wimp he was almost Omnipotent and literally nothing else in the marvel universe could hurt him except Puma, who was part of a BreedingCult to produce such an individual. The cosmic power only manifested when Beyonder was around him though.
* ThenLetMeBeEvil: After he is framed for a felony regarding a bribe and has his assets frozen he ends up working for M.O.D.O.K. to get his fortune back.
* VoluntaryShapeshifting
* WorthyOpponent: Considers Spider-Man to be one.

!! Mark Raxton / Molten Man

* TheBrute: When his temper gets the better of him.
* GeniusBruiser: He has both science smarts and superhuman strength
* HairOfGold: Duh.
* HeelFaceTurn: Went from being a Jerkass Anti-hero/villain to accepting his change and apologizing to Liz.
* {{Jerkass}}: Gave a lot of crap to Liz back in the day. He got better at least.
* KungFuProofMook: Spider-man's webs did not stick to him.

!! Ollie Osnick / The Steel Spider

A chubby young nerd who idolized Dr. Octopus and built his own set of octopus tentacles. After meeting Spider-Man, he idolized Spidey instead and redesigned himself as "Spider-Lad", Spider-Man's sidekick. After being turned down by Spider-Man, he's had an off-again off-again career as the Steel Spider, in a metal exo-suit equipped with Spider-like abilities.

* AscendedFanboy
* TheChewToy: Literally, once Venom III got his fangs into him.
* GadgeteerGenius
* {{Gonk}}
* JumpedAtTheCall
* LoonyFan
* ProgressivelyPrettier: Since somewhere in the Nineties he started to look much more slender and muscular. And to wear a cooler costume.
* ThisLoserIsYou

!! Anya Corazon / Araña / Spider-Girl

* AccidentalMurder: [[spoiler:Her father was in the middle of a Red Hulk rampage and was accidentally killed by him]].
** [[spoiler: Or not, it's been revealed that her father was actually poisoned at the same time the Red Hulk was, by a NebulousEvilOrganisation called "Raven" who thought [[IntrepidReporter Gilberto]] [[MurderIsTheBestSolution was getting a bit too close to their tracks]], the poison caused the Red Hulk to rage and also caused his heart to fail, his presumably dead body was then crushed by falling rubble as Red Hulk proceeded to rampage.]]
* BadassNormal: [[BroughtDownToNormal She doesn’t have any superpowers now.]]
** It seems she has a new set of spider-powers with the outbreak of SpiderIsland. She now seems to have speed, strength, camolflauge and Peter's organic web shooters from 'The Other', truly making her Spider-Girl. Unlike most, she keeps these powers after the storyline.
* TheChosenOne: It was stated in a "WhatIf" story that if Peter Parker is killed or did a FaceHeelTurn, Anya would have to become the new "Web of Life" Champion, which would lead to...
** ItSucksToBeTheChosenOne: Her first mission would be take down Peter Parker (if he became evil), and after that took the [[ComesGreatResponsibility role]] [[HeroWithBadPublicity of]] [[LovedINotHonorMore Spider-]][[RoguesGallery Man]].
* DeadSerious: Brutally done to [[spoiler:her father]].
* DistaffCounterpart
* {{Expy}}: Her original exoskeleton is generally modeled after ''KamenRider''.
* EnemyMine: With [[spoiler:The Kingpin and Hobgoblin]] on Spider-Island.
* EpicFlail: She used to wield a pair of bolas.
* FutureBadass / [[CynicalMentor Cynical]] [[BigBrotherMentor Big Sister Mentor]]: In SpiderGirl
* {{Guile Hero}}ine: Has demonstrated traces of this now that she has lost her powers, [[spoiler:most recently in using her civilian clothes as a trap to lure out Kraven's daughter into a one on one fight as opposed to letting herself be ambushed]].
* HeroicBSOD: After [[spoiler:her father's death]]
* IJustWantToBeSpecial: After losing her powers (and before she got new ones), Anya had some doubts about her usefulness as a costumed hero. One particular moment was when she became depressed because she thought that if she had retained her old powers, maybe she could have prevented [[spoiler:Rikki Barnes' death]].
* LegacyCharacter: Her mother was apparently one of many hunters in the Spider-society and Anya briefly succeeded her as one. Later Julia Carpenter gave her the Spider-Woman costume, but she chose to keep her old nickname. Eventually, she changed to Spider-Girl.
** NamedByDemocracy: She didn't actually choose the name Spider-Girl, she resigned herself to it because everyone kept calling her that.
* OlderSidekick: Formerly she had Miguel the mage and liked to assert her superiority since her hunter spirit was the source of his magic. Miguel is now a DeadSidekick.
** KidSidekick: Anya ended up over her head after being taken under Miss Marvel's wing so it did not last.
* ParentalAbandonment: Originally only lacked a mother, [[spoiler:but Paul Tobin's first order of business as he took the character over was too kill her [[DotingParent loving dad]].]]
* PowerTattoo: Formerly her tattoo could project a chitinous armored carapace and also draw it back in when Anya didn't want it around but this ability was lost after Doomsday Man ripped the carapace from Anya's body.
* {{Retcon}}: The position of her old tattoo was changed from a Spider-like tattoo on her right shoulder to a big Spider-like tattoo on her back.
* SecretIdentity: Her identity was revealed during ''Civil War'', but when she became Spider-Girl, her identity became secret again.
** This is a little subverted. A lot of people know her true identity because Anya is really careless at keeping her identity as a secret, often tweeting her whole life, putting her costume in open bright streets and arriving her apartment and staying inside with the costume on. Her friend Rocky and [[spoiler:The Kingpin]] have pointed out how easy was for them to find out her true identity.
* SuperDrowningSkills: If a part of Anya's carapace was submerged the thing would suffocate her. It does not quite count as a WeaksauceWeakness since she could just retract it and swim normally if needed but was a potential disadvantage in certain areas.
* TheSymbiote: Though of a different kind than Venom and Co.
** MistakenIdentity: She was believed by Ezekiel's Web-corps to be their foretold champion and host to the source of their magic, a hunter spirit. It turned out their real chosen one, Nina, was already in the group and the hunter only bonded with Anya by mistake. Nina was deemed unworthy after failing the proper ritual, which was rigged since the hunter's host was ''also'' foretold to die in battle. [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything Oh, and after Anya gets rid of the hunter and it goes to the proper host it copies her carapace and they attack her.]]
* TearsOfFear: When she was imprisoned during the "Grim Hunt".
* TooHappyToLive: [[spoiler:Her father was a nurturing, caring, and accepting parent who while concerned and apprehensive, still did his best to understand his daughter's need to do good with the abilities she'd trained so dedicatedly. So naturally, first order of business in her new series was to kill him.]]
* WallCrawl: Back when she had powers. The marvel handbook actually said she couldn't despite her frequently demonstrating otherwise on panel.

!! [[FantasticFour Johnny Storm / The Human Torch]]

* {{Flight}}
* PlayingWithFire
* TheEngineer: He helped create the spider-mobile.
* VitriolicBestBuddies: In the first few years.

!! [[XMen Bobby Drake / Iceman]]

* AnIcePerson
* {{N|oob}}ewb: He accuses Firestar of being one in a comic with Spider-man that was obviously a send up to the ''Amazing Friends'' show.

!! [[SpiderManAndHisAmazingFriends Angelica Jones]] / [[NewWarriors Firestar]]

* ActionGirl
* CanonImmigrant
* CompositeCharacter: She's pretty much Mary Jane Watson with Human Torch's powers.
* DistaffCounterpart: For the Human Torch, see below.
* {{Expy}}: She was created when they couldn't get the rights to use the [[FantasticFour Human Torch]] in the ''SpiderManAndHisAmazingFriends'' cartoon.
* PlayingWithFire
* TwoGuysAndAGirl: Amazing Friends.

!! Tyrone Johnson / Cloak

* AngryBlackMan
* AntiHero
* BadPowersGoodPeople
* BattleCouple: With Dagger.
* BlackCloak
* CastingAShadow
* DarkIsNotEvil
* HyperspaceIsAScaryPlace: He is a living gateway to a dimension of "Darkness".
* LovecraftianSuperpower

!! Tandy Bowen / Dagger

* ActionGirl
* BattleCouple: With Cloak.
* HolyHandGrenade
* LightEmUp
* MoralityPet: For Cloak.
* MostCommonSuperpower

!! Patrick Mulligan / Toxin I

* BadPowersGoodPeople
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Has not been seen since 2006. [[spoiler:In "Hunt of the Symbiotes", the symbiote is seen separated from him, but he still does not appear. Toxin is now bonded to Eddie Brock instead.]]
* ClingyCostume
* CombatTentacles
* CursedWithAwesome
* DarkIsNotEvil
* [[spoiler:DroppedABridgeOnHim: Killed off-screen by Blackheart.]]
* FireForgedFriends: With Spider-Man and the Black Cat.
* HappilyMarried: Well, he ''was'', and then the plot happens, so he's stuck raising the spawn of Carnage instead of his own son.
* [[IHateYouVampireDad I Hate You, Symbiote Dad]]
* ItsNotYouItsMyEnemies
* MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily: Though he is able to conceal the symbiote's mouth.
* NewYorkCityCops
* OddFriendship: With the [[ClassyCatBurglar Black Cat]].
* PapaWolf
* PhlebotinumRebel: Quite literally.
* SuperpowerLottery
* SuperStrength
* TheSymbiote
* UnfortunateNames
-->'''Venom:''' We're naming him [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Toxin]], isn't it pretty?
* WallCrawl
* WhiteSheep: The symbiote.

!! Captain George Stacy

* TheCommissionerGordon
* CoolOldGuy
* DaChief
* HeroicSacrifice: He was crushed by falling debris while saving a child.
* KilledOffForReal
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Of the few cops to show trust in Spidey, George was the first.
* SecretSecretKeeper: Upon his introduction, George was determined to figure out Spider-Man's true identity (as he felt it would better make him understand the young hero's motives). Peter made sure to watch his step, but upon his death, George revealed that he had long-since figured out the truth, but kept the secret out of respect.

!! Jean [=DeWolff=]

* KilledOffForReal
* LovesMyAlterEgo: Developed a crush on the webslinger, though was never blatant about it. Spider-Man didn't figure out the truth until after she had died.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Villains]]
!! NormanOsborn / Green Goblin I / Iron Patriot

* [[AbusiveParent Abusive Father]]: Had one, and was one to Harry.
* AmbitionIsEvil
* AnimeHair: A mild case, but his "horizontal cornrows" are widely mocked.
* ArchEnemy: One of them. Though, since his return in the 90's, he has eclipsed the other two.
* AscendedFanboy: Apparently he was a big fan of comic books as a child.
* AxCrazy
* BadassInANiceSuit
* BadBoss: Mainly to the Thunderbolts.
** Oscorp employees, too. During "The Final Chapter" arc, he uses several employees as unknowing test subjects for his DNA weapon. The first ''Pulse'' storyline also demonstrated his habit of murdering his employees to satisfy his urges.
* BeingTorturedMakesYouEvil: Attempted to invoke this with Peter. Nearly succeeded. Added a lot of points to Peter's [[TheWoobie woobie factor.]]
* BigBad: For a lot of Spidey's recent existence. And of ''Comicbook/DarkReign''.
* BlueBlood: comes from old money. His father squandered the family fortune and Norman built it back up.
* BoardToDeath
* BrokenAce
* CanonImmigrant: Thematic example. In ''Revenge of the Green Goblin'', Osborn, his son Harry then long dead, started to realize that Peter himself was everything he ever wanted in a son and heir -- smart, resourceful, tough, and able to live through everything life throws at him. This was since retconned out of existence (partly because Harry is back, partly because Norman no longer knows who Spidey is), but it was well received and became an integral part of his character in other media, such as the movie and the ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan'' cartoon. So successful some more recent fans thought it was [[NewerThanTheyThink an integral part of the character]].
* CharacterDevelopment: He is a very different person from the one who appeared in the 60's and 70's, but not just because of DependingOnTheWriter. The main difference is the Osborn from the old stories had no idea he was the Green Goblin; the one in the modern takes knows, took control... and realized he liked it. The other big one is the changing nature of his emnity with SpiderMan, from business, to personal, to ''very'' personal, to twisted admiration, and finally warped FriendlyEnemy. ''OneMoreDay'' regressed it back to "very personal", minus the motivator of Harry being dead.
* ColorCodedForYourConvenience
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Despite a common belief, he predates LexLuthor in this department.
* [[CoolPlane Cool Glider]]
* CrazyPrepared: Mac Gargan once described one of Norman's hideouts as a "cornucopia of plans and counter-plans."
* CutLexLuthorACheck: Frequently {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d, though also inverted. The Hobgoblin at first thought Osborn had to be a fool to use his amazing tech in the same way when he could easily make a fortune out of it, but then realized that Osborn, like himself, already ''had'' money; what he wanted was power, which selling his tech wouldn't gain him but being the only one to use it would.
* DeathSeeker: [[http://www.spideykicksbutt.com/GreenwithEvil/DeathintheFamily.html In one storyline]] (in which he {{Mind Rape}}s Spider-Man in an attempt [[SuicideByCop to get Spidey to kill him.]])
* DependingOnTheWriter: MarkMillar's version of the character is noticeably smarter -- bordering on OmnidisciplinaryScientist -- compared to most other takes on the character.
* DontTellMama
* EasyAmnesia: Formerly. Now mostly averted.
* EvilHasABadSenseOfHumor: Type 2 at times as the Green Goblin. He can rival The Joker in this trope.
* EvilCounterpart: To Peter. Also to [[IronMan Tony Stark]] (including, but not limited to the Iron Patriot).
* EvilGenius
* EvilLaugh
* EvilMentor: Once tried to be this to Peter. Nearly succeeded.
* EvilSoundsDeep
** Oddly inverted in his pre-''Spectacular'' cartoon appearances, where the Goblin had a high, screeching voice and laugh. (In fact, a later Goblin, Phil Urich, weaponized the laugh.)
* FauxAffablyEvil: He tries to be AffablyEvil, but eventually falls in this.
* FriendlyEnemy: Before ''OneMoreDay'', he had started to imagine that he and Peter were these, albeit at a pretty extreme level. Peter didn't agree.
* GadgeteerGenius
* GollumMadeMeDoIt: In TheMovie
* GoodParents: In ''SpiderManTheAnimatedSeries''.
* HeManWomanHater
* HoistByHisOwnPetard
* {{Impossibly Cool Weapon}}s: The razor bats and the pumpkin bombs, especially in TheMovie.
* JekyllAndHyde: Subverted. Norman is evil. The Goblin is just crazy-evil.
** Played straight in many of his incarnations outside of the comics, however, like ''SpidermanTheAnimatedSeries'' or the movies of Sam Raimi.
* LivingWithTheVillain
* TheMentallyDisturbed: Norman has been consistently depicted with a range of mental illnesses, in addition to his psychopathic tendecies. He is a manic depressive, prone to violent mood swings and, untreated, paranoia, hallucinations and occasionally a SplitPersonality. This is ''in additon to'' his textbook sadism, egomania and antisocial personality, and they tend to make each other worse. It's very common for these to bite him in the ass particularly since he denies or covers up the fact that he has such "weaknesses". It especially threatens his attempts to be a VillainWithGoodPublicity, usually because he finds himself unable to control his homicidal urges.
* MoralityPet: Harry; once in the 70s, Peter defeated the Goblin by showing him his overdosed son, causing the Goblin to actually cry and snap back to Norman's benign personality.
** Also the Ultimate version, who ''asked to be killed'' after seeing what he did to Harry.
** And now subverted to hell and back, as Norman has tried to ''murder him''. For ''ratings''.
* NeverMyFault
* NotSoDifferent: The HannibalLecture in TheMovie. Occasionally in the comics. He really does have a lot in common with Peter.
* OffscreenVillainDarkMatter
* TheOmniscientCouncilOfVagueness: The Cult of Scryer.
* PoweredArmor
* ProfessorGuineaPig
* {{Retcon}}: In the 60s and 70s, he was portrayed as being a decent guy before becoming the Goblin, however since his return, it's been established that even before he became the Goblin, he was quite a bastard.
** Um, decent? In the early comics when his origin is revealed, we found out he screwed his business partner over and had him arrested and then stole his formula. The only difference is that before the retcon, Norman genuinely loved his son, but he was still power hungry. The Goblin formula just made him crazy.
** It seemed more like that Norman started off as a misguided father who gave his son gifts. Then one day there was a lab accident and he gradually became a JerkAss and stopped being a legitimate businessman then became a villain.
*** Oddly, the Norman side only became unambiguously good when he had amnesia.
* RoguesGalleryTransplant: Ever since that time he [[Comicbook/DarkReign basically took over the country]], he's been on loan to Comicbook/TheAvengers, and WordOfGod says there are no immediate plans to give him back.
* SecretCircleOfSecrets: The Cult of Scrier.
* SelfMadeMan: He comes from a rich family, but his father squandered their fortune, forcing Norman to build it back up himself.
* TheSocialDarwinist
* TheSociopath
* StuffedInTheFridge: The classic example; the Goblin's killing of Gwen Stacy.
* SuperpoweredEvilSide: Subverted. Played straight in the early stories when he got amnesia and lost his powers, but now his powers are permanent regardless of who is in control (though the Goblin has not actually been in control since then).
* SuperStrength
* ThrowDownTheBomblet: He loves his pumpkin bombs.
* TookALevelInBadass[=/=]TookALevelInJerkass: He is several magnitudes more dangerous, calculating and sadistic than he was in his early appearances since he came BackFromTheDead. The main reason for this is that though ''Osborn'' survived being HoistByHisOwnPetard back in the 70's, [[SplitPersonality The Goblin]] seems to have been largely suppressed. The result though was that Norman retained his memories as the Goblin for once and evolved into a much more rational psychopath who was able to take advantage of his considerable strength, intelligence and resources, and since he decided that EvilTastesGood he now frequently [[KickTheDog Kicks the Dog]] ForTheEvulz. Some notable examples include:
** Killing Peter and Mary-Jane's unborn baby [[spoiler: probably]].
** Getting Flash Thompson drunk and putting him behind the wheel of a truck (after hiring the unwitting Flash to be his driver, just to mess with Peter), resulting in Flash being brain damaged after Osborn made the truck crash into his and Peter's school (oh, and class was ''in'').
** Trying to murder ''everyone'' who was connected to either Peter or his son (he felt that those friends had [[NeverMyFault "betrayed him"]] and indirectly caused Harrys death by making him a weakling) after orchestrating [[XanatosRoulette "The Clone Saga"]], a convoluted plot to drive Peter insane (meaning he nearly got Marvel ''bankrupt'', which means he is guilty of both ArsonMurderAndJaywalking ''and'' being an OmnicidalManiac).
** Attempting once to murder every living thing ''on the planet'' by turning them into prehistoric goo (he was more crazy than usual at the time thanks to some messing with magic, which convinced him he was a PhysicalGod and mistakenely think he would survive such a scheme, but the plan was clearly set in motion before that occured).
** Giving a prison guard advice on how to cure his wife's illness, that actually made the woman die a faster and more painful death (the guard [[IdiotBall came to him]]).
** And after ''BrandNewDay'', he tried to murder ''his own son'' just because the public would feel sorry for him and give him more support, since his son was dead.
* {{Ubermensch}}: [[NietzscheWannabe There were shades of this]] in TheMovie.
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: Became one at the end of ''SecretInvasion'', and rode on this throughout ''Comicbook/DarkReign''.
** He was also this after his return, where he expended considerable resources to trick the masses into believing he was never the Green Goblin.
* WeCanRuleTogether: To Spidey, mainly in the movie but briefly in the comics.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: In ''Comicbook/DarkReign''. Or rather, he ''thought'' he was one of these, but liked to gloss over the fact that he was often creating his own problems, [[HeroSyndrome sometimes on purpose]].
* WouldHurtAChild: His biggest MoralEventHorizon in the movie is when he threatens to drop both MJ and a tram full of kids to their doom and forces Spider-Man to make a SadisticChoice between saving MJ or the kids. [[spoiler:He manages to save both.]]
* XanatosRoulette: "The Clone Saga"

!! Dr. Otto Octavius / Dr. Octopus

* AlliterativeName
* AffablyEvil: In the first annual, he kidnapped Betty Brant and Aunt May and then gave them tea and cookies while apologizing for neglecting his guests.
* AntiVillain: In TheMovie
* ArchEnemy: Another contender. First villain to defeat Spider-Man, first villain to take up an entire issue, first villain to get his own two-part story, leader of the Sinister Six. Had the role during most the original Stan Lee run and for most of the hiatus when Norman Osborn was thought dead (whenever the Jackal, Hobgoblin, or Venom didn't have the role).
* {{Badass}}: Despite being fat and blind without his glasses, he's one of Spider-Man's deadliest enemies.
* BadassLongcoat: The movie and ''TheSpectacularSpiderMan''.
* BadassNormal: He has no superpowers but his arms more than compensate.
** BadassAbnormal: Can control the arms psychically, even when disconnected.
* BaldOfEvil: At the moment.
* BigBad: for his arc and the second movie.
* BlindWithoutEm
* BrokenAce
* ClothesMakeTheSuperman: Without his tentacles he's a normal guy... although he's a genius and could build more...
* CombatTentacles
* CoolShades
* CyberneticsEatYourSoul
* DidMomJustHaveTeaWithCthulhu: At one point, Aunt May was ''dating'' him.
* EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas
* EvilCounterpart: To Peter, on the scale of being a scientist, using smarts for evil purposes and being based in one eight-legged creature. Also he's a motor mouth to Spidey's wisecracks.
* [[spoiler: EvilCripple: He is now dying from internal injuries sustained over the years from being beaten up by Spider-Man, and has constructed a suit of PoweredArmor to prolong his life.]]
* EvilGenius
* GlassCannon: If Spidey can get past the tentacles, it doesn't take much to knock him out. This is being played ''very'' harshly in ''BND'': the years of repeated blunt force trauma have shortened his lifespan (he only has one year, 18 months at most, left to live) and left him a wreck. He's added four extra arms to compensate, and is looking for ways to stave off death.
* GogglesDoNothing
* LightningBruiser: Often surprises Spidey by moving very fast.
* MadeOfIron: Averted. Its been mentioned that he had to create armor due to the incredible damage he has taken as his durability is still normal.
* MommasBoy
* MotorMouth: Sometimes depicted as constantly talking... even by older comic book standards.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Some sources say that his look was based on Roy Orbison.
** Spidey himself even calls him "Roy Orbison's evil twin" at one point.
* PetTheDog: Some writers tend to depict him as actually enjoying Aunt May's company... but not in a romantic way.
* [[spoiler: RedemptionEqualsDeath]]: In TheMovie.
** [[TheCloneSaga In comics too.]] [[UnexplainedRecovery Once]].
** [[UltimateSpiderMan Twice now, actually.]]
* RougeAnglesOfSatin: [[http://goodcomics.comicbookresources.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/superman.JPG He once called Spider-Man]] "[[{{Superman}} Super-Man]]". This was their first meeting and Spider-man was not quite that famous yet.
* SmugSnake
* SpiderLimbs
* StevenUlyssesPerhero
* TookALevelInBadass: Two words, adamantium tentacles. He beat the {{Hulk}} unconscious. He gave IronMan such a thrashing he considered ''retirement''. At the end of the "Revenge of the Sinister Six" storyline (not the novel of the same name), he was, per Spidey's own words, "holding his own" against Spidey, the FantasticFour, the Hulk, GhostRider, {{Deathlok}}, and {{Nova}}. ''At the same time''.
* WickedCultured

!! Eddie Brock / Comicbook/{{Venom}} I / Anti-Venom/[[spoiler: Toxin II]]

* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: Part of the reason why Brock hated Spider-Man so much. The symbiote wanted revenge for being rejected, but apparently held out a bit of hope that its original host would want it back. If that ever happened, the symbiote would abandon Brock in a second - something he knew and (given his cancer) couldn't bear the thought of.
* AlternateContinuity: In the Ultimate Universe, Eddie is Pete's [[OldFriend long lost childhood friend]] and RivalTurnedEvil.
* AntiHero: [[SlidingScaleOfAntiHeroes Type V]] --> [[SlidingScaleOfAntiHeroes Type IV]] as Anti-Venom. Unknown as Toxin.
* ArchEnemy: Not so much nowadays, but early on Venom was basically presented as Spider-Man's '''superior''' EvilCounterpart that was also undetectable to his SpiderSense.
* TheAtoner
* AxCrazy
* {{Badass}}
** BadassAbnormal
* BadassLongcoat
* BadassLonghair
* {{Badbutt}}: The 90s cartoon.
* BelievingTheirOwnLies: "No, no, no. [[TautologicalTemplar We're the good guy.]] Spider-Man's the evil one."
* BerserkButton: As Venom, it was Spider-Man's perceived wrongs against him. As Anti-Venom, not even being ThePunisher will help you if you call [[MoralityPet Jenna Cole]] a junkie to his face.
* BigBad: For his Story Arc and The 3rd movie.
* BlackEyesOfEvil: As [[spoiler: Toxin]].
* [[BlondeGuysAreEvil Strawberry-Blond Guys Are Evil]]
* BloodKnight
* BlueEyes
* BodyHorror
* BrokenAce: {{Backstory}}, he excelled in sports and in school [[WellDoneSonGuy in an unsuccessful attempt to make his father proud...]] and it really messed him up.
* BuildingSwing
* CharacterDevelopment: If there's one good thing about ''BND'' is that Eddie is actually feeling sorry for all the stuff he's done and became Anti-Venom. Now he is Toxin
* ChristianityIsCatholic
* ClingyCostume
* ClothesMakeTheManiac
* ColorCodedForYourConvenience
* CombatTentacles
* CreateYourOwnVillain
* DeadpanSnarker: Sometimes actually made Spidey scream at ''him'' to shut up. Think about it.
* DeathSeeker
* {{Determinator}}
* DidMomJustHaveTeaWithCthulhu: One time, Pete comes home to find Eddie helping Aunt May with the laundry.
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: AxCrazy, HairTriggerTemper, prone to having [[IgnoredEpiphany bouts of self-justification]], and a chocolate addiction... sounds like someone's got a roaring case of PMS...
* DoomMagnet
* DrivenByEnvy
* DudeWheresMyRespect: Occasionally during his run as a NinetiesAntiHero, there would be ungrateful TooDumbToLive citizens that go BullyingADragon [[TheFettered but he would not harm them, not wanting to violate his own code and hurt "innocents"]] (provided they don't resort to violence... [[UnstoppableRage if they attack him, they're fair game.]])
* EnemyMine
* EvilCounterpart: Great power with zero responsibility. Looks like an evil Spider-Man.
* EvilSoundsDeep
* EvilTastesGood
* FangsAreEvil
* FriendlyEnemy: At times...
* FromNobodyToNightmare
* GeniusBruiser: It's DependingOnTheWriter whether his own brains are an InformedAbility or not.
* GoodCostumeSwitch: As Anti-Venom he is a colour-inverted version of Mac Gargan's Venom.
* GoodThingYouCanHeal
* HairTriggerTemper
* HealingHands: As Anti-Venom.
* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor
* HeelFaceTurn
* HeroicSacrifice: Of a sort: [[spoiler: Eddie sacrificed being Anti-Venom to cure the people affected by the Queen's spider-virus during the "Spider-Island" arc. Later he became Toxin.]]
* [[HorrifyingHero Horrifying Anti-Hero]]: Considers himself to be one, especially during his stints as the "Lethal Protector" and as Anti-Venom.
* HonorBeforeReason: Upon first appearance, often claimed that despite his hatred for Spider-Man, others were innocent and would not be harmed. Of course, the trope was often subverted - with him killing [[ArsonMurderAndJayWalking guards, doctors and a clown]] for getting in his way.
* HorrorHunger: [[BrainFood Braaaains!]] ([[EverythingsBetterWithChocolate Chocolate]] [[TrademarkFavoriteFood works too.]]) Taken UpToEleven by the Ultimate version.
* IAmLegion: "We are Venom!"
* IfICantHaveYou: The symbiote specifically. It hates Spider-Man for rejecting it and first bonded with Brock (who hated Spidey for his own reasons) to exact revenge. The second Venom story showed that the symbiote still had a desire to be with Spider-Man, who exploited that to survive the day.
* ImAHumanitarian: Goes fang-in-flesh with HorrorHunger.
* ImplacableMan
* InformedAbility: In his heyday, Venom was widely feared in the rest of the supervillain community, although this likely has more to do with how effective he is against Spidey. He's been defeated much more easily by C-List characters like the villain Styx and the superhero Darkhawk. It crosses into FridgeBrilliance when you realize that he has a major psychological edge against Spider-Man (he knows Peter's civilian identity, and has even visited him at Aunt May's house to freak him out) and is immune to Peter's spider-senses, which puts a major cramp on Peter's usual fighting style. Against someone like Darkhawk, who isn't weakened or psyched out by Venom, Eddie loses all his trump cards and goes down much more easily.
* InvisibilityCloak: One of the Symbiote's powers is a camouflaging effect.
* IWasJustPassingThrough: The number of times he ''saves'' Spider-Man during team-ups.
* KillItWithFire
* [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal: By Venom.]]
* KingpinInHisGym
* KnightTemplar: Despite having [[spoiler: [[BroughtDownToNormal given up being Anti-Venom]] during the "Spider-Island" arc]], Eddie is planning on [[spoiler: carrying out a crusade to eliminate all the symbiotes, regardless of whether they're evil or not - especially Venom. Then he became the new Toxin.]]
* LightningBruiser
* LoudOfWar: Sonic attacks are most effective against the Symbiote.
* LovecraftianSuperpower
* MaliciousSlander
* MoralityPet: As Anti-Venom he gained one in the form of Jenna Cole, a drug addict he cured and was ''extremely'' [[PapaWolf protective]] [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge towards]], although she hasn't been seen since ''New Ways to Live''.
* MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily
* MostWritersAreMale: Venom was originally going to be a ''female'' villain (and a truly innocent victim) but the editors at the time shot that idea down believing that even a [[CuteBruiser superpowered woman]] with MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily [[Comicbook/{{Witchblade}} wouldn't be]] [[WonderWoman physically threatening enough...]]
* [[MyGirlIsNotASlut My Girl Is Not A Junkie]]: Insult Jenna Cole at your own risk. We're looking at you, [[ThePunisher Frank Castle]].
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast
* NeverHurtAnInnocent: DependingOnTheWriter.
* NeverMyFault
* NinetiesAntiHero: The poster-child.
* OffingTheOffspring: Carnage and the CListFodder symbiotes (Scream, Lasher, Trevor, Leslie, [[CloningBlues the Venom-clone]], etc.)
* TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou: "[[FoeYay HE'S MINE!]]''
* OverlyLongTongue
* PermaStubble
* PetTheDog: During an attempt to kill Spider-Man, Venom interrupted things to save a baby from falling to its death.
* {{Phlegmings}}
* PlayingPossum: A favored tactic of his...
* PowerNullifier: The Symbiote cancels out the SpiderSense.
* ProtagonistCenteredMorality: How sympathetic he is depends on whose book it is...
* RevengeBeforeReason
* {{Retcon}}: To both Eddie and the symbiote: Eddie was given terminal cancer, while the symbiote was given an addiction to adrenaline and a [[IAmAHumanitarian growing bloodlust]]. [[StatusQuoIsGod The adrenaline-addicition seems to have been discarded and Eddie was cured]], but the symbiote now makes [[AxCrazy Carnage]] seem tame.
* RivalsTeamUp
* RoomFullOfCrazy
* SanitySlippage: Setting aside the influence the Venom symbiote had on him, while dying of cancer he hallucinates of the symbiote urging him to murder, and after finding out his benefactor is a supervillain he nearly goes off the deep end again. He is currently as obsessed with killing [[MyGreatestFailure Venom and the other symbiotes]] as he was once obsessed with killing Spider-Man.
* SerialKillerKiller
* ShootingSuperman
* SlasherSmile
* TheSociopath
* SociopathicHero
* SpiderSense
* SuperpowerLottery
* SuperStrength
* SurvivalHorror: One of the spin-off mini-series featuring the Venom-clone.
* TheSymbiote: Well, duh!
* TalkingToThemself: [[VerbalTic "WE ARE VENOM!"]]
* TautologicalTemplar
* TerrorHero: He considers himself a Type V as Anti-Venom, but is more a blend of Types I and III.
* UnexplainedRecovery: He was dying of cancer when the Symbiote left him.
** Averted: It was explained that Eddie's cancer was cured by Mr. Negative's HealingHands, which also fused the remnants of the symbiote inside him to his white blood cells, creating Anti-Venom.
* UnstoppableRage
* UpToEleven: Every measurable power that Spider-Man has, Venom has an augmented version. In addition to nullifying the SpiderSense (Spidey's most useful power), this gave Venom pretty much every advantage possible against Spidey in a straight fight. And indeed, trying to take Venom head on in any manner usually spelled suicide for Spider-Man. Later in his career (and in most of the video-games) Spider-Man can usually hold his own by dint of just being a better fighter.
* VoluntaryShapeshifting
* WalkingTheEarth: In the various mini-series.
* WallCrawl
* WeaksauceWeakness: Sonics and fire.
* WellDoneSonGuy: His FreudianExcuse.
* WellIntentionedExtremist
* WolverinePublicity: Lampshaded while he was fighting Nova. Several executives from Marvel Comics watched the two battle and pointed out how an appearance from Venom always boosts sales in their comics and that this battle would be sure to give Nova a popularity boost.
* TheWorfEffect: During team-ups, it's inevitable...
* {{Yandere}}: [[IfICantHaveYou The Symbiote for Peter]] and [[spoiler: Eddie as well]].
** During one issue early in their conflict, Spider-Man actually consults a psychiatrist for advice on dealing with Venom's [[{{Yandere}} love/hate obsession with him.]]


!! Dr. Curt Connors / The Lizard

* AlliterativeName
* AndIMustScream: [[spoiler: At the end of the No Turning Back arc, Connors' human mind is trapped in the Lizard's body during his imprisonment at the Raft -- and he intends to stay that way as self-punishment by not letting anyone know it.]]
* AntiVillain
* ArtificialLimbs: In the MTV and Spectacular Spider-Man cartoons only. Averted in the comics.
* AscendedFanboy: A reptile-loving herpetologist who becomes a reptile himself.
* TheAtoner
* BadassLabcoat
* BigBad: In 'The Amazing Spider-Man' film.
* BodyHorror
* CareerEndingInjury: Losing his right arm ended his surgery and military careers.
* CreateYourOwnVillain: The Iguana and Lizard clone.
* DadTheVeteran: To his son, Billy.
* DarkerAndEdgier: Since the 90s, they've tried making the Lizard more feral and fiercer. And they've tried it again in ''BND'', where [[spoiler: after eating Connors' son, the Lizard shreds his skin and is sleeker, has hair, spikes on his arm, can talk, and seems to revert humans to their reptilian state (?)]] YMMV.
* DependingOnTheWriter: Is the Lizard an intelligent creature capable of cunning plans and science, or is he a mindless beast who just wants to eat people?
* DespairEventHorizon: [[spoiler: The Lizard killing Billy while Connors watches in his mind and can't stop it. Effectively destroys his human side for awhile.]]
* DeathSeeker: Peter seems to think so at some point during the No Turning Back arc.
* DistressedDude: If he's not turning into the Lizard or helping Spider-Man, he's probably being kidnapped or held hostage.
* [[spoiler: EvilAllAlong]] The basis of two retcons (so far) regarding the Connors persona. Generally ret-conned out of continuity when a new writer comes along.
* EvilCripple: Subverted. Connors himself is a genuinely good person when he's human and missing his right arm. The Lizard is evil, but not disabled.
* FaceMonsterTurn
* GeniusCripple
* HappilyMarried: To Martha Connors. [[spoiler: Until she died from cancer.]]
* HealingFactor
* IKnowYoureInThereSomewhereFight: Often occurs since Peter is friends with Connors. A few times Connors was actually in control of the Lizard body, the first when Morbius was introduced.
* ImAHumanitarian: The Lizard is sometimes written as being a monster who eats people rather than turn them into reptiles.
* ImmuneToBullets
* JekyllAndHyde
* JustThinkOfThePotential
* LegoGenetics
* LightningBruiser
* LizardFolk
* LogicalWeakness: Being cold-blooded, the Lizard is susceptible to low temperatures.
* MagicPants: Even in versions where the rest of his clothes are destroyed, including the labcoat, the Lizard will almost always at least still be wearing pants of some kind.
* TheMedic: Connors' occupation before he lost his arm and turned to science.
* TheMentallyDisturbed: In later stories, he's mentioned as having anxiety and depression. It's also implied that he may have PTSD from his war experiences.
* MisanthropeSupreme: As the Lizard. [[spoiler: Possibly as coming from a darker side of his human personality that blames the loss of his arm to humanity's inhumanity during a war.]]
* MoralityPet: His wife, Martha, and son, Billy. [[spoiler: While they were alive, at least.]]
* NiceGuy
* NoOntologicalInertia: Loses his arm again whenever he turns back into a human.
* TheNoseless: Early versions of the Lizard based on Steve Ditko's original design.
* [[spoiler: OffingTheOffspring]]
* PainfulTransformation
* PapaWolf: In some stories where the Lizard is strangely protective of Billy despite hating all humans.
* PrehensileTail
* ProfessorGuineaPig
* ReedRichardsIsUseless: Connors is supposed to be a brilliant scientist who's smart enough to cure cancer, but his experiments often fail and lead to supervillainy instead.
* ReptilesAreAbhorrent
* ResistTheBeast: But he usually fails at it, of course.
* ShellShockedVeteran
* SplitPersonalityTakeover:The Lizard persona had "devoured" Connors' by [[spoiler: killing and eating his own son, and even though he's been reverted to human form remains in control of the body.]]
* SuperpoweredEvilSide
* SuperStrength
* SuperToughness
* ThrowingOffTheDisability: His motivation for creating the regenerative serum. And what happens whenever he transforms into the Lizard.
* TragicVillain
* TraumaCongaLine: Traumatically lost his arm during military service, had to give up his career as a surgeon, mutated into a supervillain reptile with a split personality, lost his wife to cancer, [[spoiler: murdered his own son by eating him as the Lizard]], [[spoiler: has his human mind trapped in the Lizard's body]], ...
* TheWorfEffect: That time he was seriously injured and defeated by Black Cat twice. The Lizard has superpowers. She did not.
* VerbalTic: Sssome writersss have the Lizard hisssssing and lisssping Sss sssoundsss.
* VoluntaryShapeshifting: In a few story arcs, Connors can control his usually non-voluntary transformation into the Lizard and back.
* WallCrawling: One of the earliest Spider-foes to truly have this power too.

!! Cletus Kasady / Carnage

* AndIMustScream: After running afoul of the SilverSurfer, Carnage was imprisoned in a statue-like state - able to think, but in no way able to move or talk. He later got better, though.
* AntagonisticOffspring: To Venom I.
* AxCrazy: Oh God, yes...
* AnAxeToGrind
* {{Badbutt}}: The 90s cartoon.
* BloodyMurder: The Symbiote is somehow bonded to his blood.
* {{Bomb Throwing Anarchist|s}}: The ''Maximum Carnage'' storyline did the whole "[[OlderThanTheyThink Agent of Chaos]]" thing ''before'' ''Film/TheDarkKnight.''
* CardCarryingVillain
* [[spoiler: DroppedABridgeOnHim]]: [[spoiler: The Sentry up and rips him in half... it was very dissatifying to long-time fans who would have preferred making [[ShootTheDog Spider-Man]] and/or [[BigDamnVillains Venom]], or Toxin be the one to do it. Even readers that don't like Carnage expressed distaste with this.]]
** [[spoiler: And yet, fans were still horrified to discover that he was in fact alive.]]
*** [[spoiler: BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor, jerks.]]
* EvilCounterpart: He's [[UpToEleven VENOM's Evil Counterpart]].
* EvilRedhead
* {{Expy}}: For the [[{{Batman}} Joker]] (with [[Film/{{Psycho}} a bit of Norman Bates in there too.]]) Not that SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker was particularly impressed with him when they actually met.
** Arist Erik Larsen even admitted to patterning Kasady's looks on the Clown Prince of Crime.
* ForTheEvulz
* HilariouslyAbusiveChildhood
* IAmLegion: Generally averted. In his first appearance, Kasady acknowledged the Carnage symbiote's intelligence, but tended to refer to himself as "I". Successive appearances had Carnage continue to do so - implying that Kasady outright overtook the young symbiote's personality (the fact that it's bonded with his blood likely helps).
** In the 90s cartoon, Spidey suggests that it's a sign of them taking their 'union' a step further than Venom.
* KillItWithFire: One of the symbiote's weaknesses.
* LightningBruiser
* LoudOfWar: The symbiote's other weakness, although he claims to have developed a resistance to it.
* LovecraftianSuperpower: To a greater degree than Venom.
* MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily: Like "father" like "son".
* MultipleChoicePast
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast
* NietzscheWannabe: He doesn't believe in order and morality, and kills people for fun.
* [[spoiler: NotQuiteDead: The recent Carnage miniseries revealed that the Carnage symbiote managed to keep Kasady alive for nearly a year in space before a corporation found them, removed the symbiote, and gave Kasady [[HollywoodCyborg prosthetic legs]].]]
* PsychoForHire: Only in the 90s cartoon.
* RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver: The symbiote's coloration is red and black, and Cletus is certainly evil all over.
* SelfMadeOrphan: [[MultipleChoicePast Possibly]]...
* SerialKiller: Before he got the symbiote. It just made him worse.
* TheSociopath: Even before being bonded with the Carnage symbiote, Cletus was a diagnosed psychopath.
* TheSymbiote
* UnholyMatrimony: With Shriek.
* VoluntaryShapeshifting
* VillainSong / ImageSong :[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p5vhFhOLCQU Carnage Rules]] by Green Jelly.
* WhereIWasBornAndRazed

!! Adrian Toomes / The Vulture I

* BadassBookworm: Makes powered armor and goes toe to toe with Spidey.
* BaldOfEvil
* CoolOldGuy
* ClothesMakeTheSuperman: Without his suit, he's a normal old man.
* DangerouslyGenreSavvy / OnlySaneMan: In the very first Sinister Six team-up, the Vulture was the only one who advocated that all six of them attack Spider-Man together, as opposed to making him fight them one at a time. After he was outvoted, and his turn did come up, he forced Spidey to remove his web-shooters before the fight ("otherwise I'll just fly away") as he knows the webs were the only reason Spidey won last time.
* DarkerAndEdgier: In the Mark Millar 12-parter, his costume is black and red... and it actually works!
** A new Vulture has popped up that is darker and edgier like it was the 90s again.
** Even before that, two Vultures were introduced in the 60s and 70s to be more formidable replacements. Adrian outlasted them both.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: In 1980, he had a nephew who was loyal to him. When he was shot by a gangster they were trying to kill, he wept and then went berserk at seeing the one family member who cared about him die. Later in 2004, he learned he had a sickly grandson and went on a crime spree to pay for his treatment.
* EvilOldFolks
* IAmAHumanitarian: The Noir incarnation.
* PetTheDog: See EvenEvilHasLovedOnes.
* PoweredArmor: Even his original costume qualified, but in recent decades, it has become more metallic.
* PowerParasite: DependingOnTheWriter, he can drain his victims' youth as a result of stealing their abilities.

!! Quentin Beck / Mysterio I

* BackFromTheDead: In a PeterDavid ''Friendly Neighborhood'' arc with a dose of BodyHorror.
** Before his real death, faking it was something of a favorite tactic of Beck's.
* BadassCape
* BadassNormal
* [[spoiler:CanonImmigrant: Enforced InUniverse. He was running operations in [[MarvelUniverse Earth-616]] and [[UltimateMarvel Earth-1610]] simultaneously with the use of his robotic avatar Ultimate Mysterio. At the end of ''ComicBook/{{Spider-Men}}'', he is incarcerated by TheUltimates in Earth-1610 due to [[DeathBySecretIdentity his knowledge of Peter's secret identity in Earth-616]].]]
* DrivenToSuicide: During KevinSmith's ''{{Daredevil}}'' run, Beck learned he had cancer and wouldn't last long. After making Daredevil's life a living hell, Beck shot himself in the head. However, see BackFromTheDead.
* EvilGenius
* GlassCannon: Really good traps, but once he's face to face with Spidey, he tends to have one or two final tricks before going down quickly.
** PlayedForLaughs in the ''Spider-Man 2'' video game. When Spider-Man meets Mysterio late in the game, it seems to be the set up for a long drawn-out boss battle (the game gives him about ''five'' health bars to diminish). One punch knocks him out.
** This really depends on the writer though. Beck is seomtimes depicted as a BadassNormal who can [[MadeOfIron swallow a ridiculous amount of punishment]] before he [[{{Determinator}} even starts to consider falling down]].
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: He got cancer from overexposure to the materials he used for his illusions.
* LargeHam
* LegacyCharacter: Aside from Beck, Daniel Berkhart and Francis Klum each took up the role for a time.
* MasterOfIllusion
* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: Was shown as returning via supernatural means with new magical powers before ''One More Day''; post-''OMD'', he's been sticking to his usual special effects fakery, implying that his demonic phase was more special effects trickery. Writer Dan Slott has thus far refused to say for sure, though.
* OnlyInItForTheMoney: His main motivation for joining up with Doc Ock's current Sinister Six. [[spoiler:In ''Ends of the Earth'' once Ock's plan is revealed Spider-Man convinces him to pull a HeelFaceTurn, if only for a little bit, due to the fact that the money would be useless should Ock succeed.]]
* RoguesGalleryTransplant: A Spider-Man villain, but also battled with Daredevil.

!! Wilson Fisk / The Kingpin

* {{Acrofatic}}: Averted. See VillainousGlutton.
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking
* BadassNormal
* BaldOfEvil
* BigBad: In the 90s cartoon.
* BigEater: According to Spider-Man.
* FreudianExcuse
* KingpinInHisGym: TropeNamer
* LargeAndInCharge
* TheMafia
* MisterBig
* RaceLift: In the ''Daredevil'' movie. Notably, some versions hold that he originally ''was'' supposed to be black, but Marvel was wary of having a black villain at the time.
* RoguesGalleryTransplant: He's also the BigBad of {{Daredevil}}.
* UglyGuyHotWife: He's not hideous but his wife is a MILF.
* VillainousGlutton: He looks like one, but his body is [[ArtMajorBiology two-percent-fat]] according to ''SpiderManTheAnimatedSeries''. You don't want to know what he can do with all that muscle.

!! Sergei Kravinoff / Kraven the Hunter

* AteHisGun
* [[spoiler: BackFromTheDead: ''Grim Hunt''.]]
* BadassFamily: Though they don't [[BigScrewedUpFamily get along all that well]].
* BadassNormal: Though he's often depicted as getting some kind of [[BadassAbnormal enhancement]] before or after meeting Spidey.
* [[spoiler: CameBackWrong: Thanks to Kaine sabotaging the ritual, he has been 'cursed with un-life' and only Peter can kill him. Mentally, he's all there, just angry about it - Madame Web even mocks his wife for assuming he's changed. He's exactly the same, she just prefers not to remember him that way.]]
* DependingOnTheWriter[=/=]SpellMyNameWithAnS: Writer J.M. [=DeMatteis=] (who wrote "Kraven's Last Hunt" and introduced Kraven's second son and the second Kraven, Alyosha) writes Kraven's last name as "Kravinov".
* DrivenToSuicide
* EgomaniacHunter
* EvilPoacher: It's definitely illegal to hunt Spider-Men.
* HotbloodedSideburns: Ditko used to draw him with an impressive set, although they've been mostly abandoned since.
* HuntingTheMostDangerousGame
* HuskyRusskie: Summed up in ''Spectacular''.
-->''Where'd you come from?''
-->''Mother Russia. By way of Mother Africa!''
* [[spoiler:UnwantedRevival]]
* WickedCultured: In the 90s animated series, at least. In one episode, he quoted (I think) Solzhenitsyn: "I know the Prussian moon/And I know the Prussian stars."

!! Aleksei Sytsevich / "Alex O'Hirn" / Rhino I

* TheBrute
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: In his origin, it was mentioned he got smarter due to the process; however, everyone wrote him as dumb afterwards. Recently, he's gone back to being written as being of at least average intelligence but who knows how long that will last.
* TheChewToy: For a time, {{Deadpool}} shrunk him down to about the size of a hamster and kept him as a pet. He eventually got payback on Deadpool though.
* [[spoiler:DeathSeeker: By the end of ''Comicbook/EndsOfTheEarth'', it's revealed that he's the only member of the Sinister Six in on Doc Ock's ''real'' plan to wipe out 99.92% of all Earthly life, as he feels that a world in which his beloved wife could die so horribly simply doesn't deserve to live. He ultimately commits suicide by drowning, taking Silver Sable with him]].
* DependingOnTheWriter: His intelligence and how strongly affixed his costume is. The first time he took on the Hulk, his costume was more of a slip-on thing, while other writers have made it clear that he can only go to the bathroom due to a tiny flap and he can't get laid. This has since been fixed and he can put it on and take it off at will.
** MarkWaid once explained this by claiming the mutation was unstable regarding his intelligence, then had it stabilized in that same story.
* DumbMuscle
* EvenEvilHasStandards: His fight with Spider-Man in "The Origin of the Species" is short-lived as Spider-Man reads him the riot act for trying to start a fight when Spidey has a baby in tow. Rhino, much to Spidey's shock, actually ''does'' drop the fight and leave of his own accord in response.
* FlowersForAlgernonSyndrome: Becomes a heck of a lot smarter in ''Flowers for the Rhino''. So much so that he reverses it because it made his life far less interesting.
* GeniusBruiser: Briefly in ''Flowers for the Rhino''.
* MoralityChain: His wife, Oksana. She doesn't last long.
** By the end of Doctor Octopus' latest scheme, he's [[spoiler: gone completely insane. Octavius offered him not any sort of wealth or status, but the opportunity to watch the world ''burn''.]]
* PetTheDog: Misses his dead mom and the storyline ''Flowers for the Rhino''.
* RoguesGalleryTransplant: See above about {{Deadpool}} and he has also fought TheHulk several times.

!! William Baker / "Flint Marko" / The Sandman

* AntiHero: Originally a full villain but these days he's this.
** In the films, his depiction is closer to an AntiVillain.
* TheBlob: Can become soft sand or a hard rock.
* BookDumb: Not very well educated but he can be clever in a pinch.
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: Eventually revealed to be the main reason the HeelFaceTurn didn't stick; his old partner, the Wizard, used a device to turn him back into a criminal.
* TheBrute
* ElementalShapeshifter
* EnemyMine: Teamed up with Spidey a few times, once concerning his father in Friendly Neighborhood.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Keemia, as of ''BND'' - they're not actually related, but she thinks of him as a dad.
* FriendlyEnemy
* GlassCannon: Nearly impossible to hurt, but if you bring water into the mix...
* HeelFaceTurn: for most of the 1980s and 1990s.
** And later more of a HeelFaceRevolvingDoor
* {{Jerkass}}: Depends on the writer or...
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Depends on the writer.
* LanternJawOfJustice: Mostly of injustice but he did try to go straight for a time.
* MesACrowd: He seems to have taken a page from Agent Smith recently: the drawback is that his different bodies can act out subconscious urges without him even being aware of it.
* RoguesGalleryTransplant: After Spider-Man, he fought The FF and Hulk in the 70s.
* VoluntaryShapeshifting
* WeaksauceWeakness: First defeated by a power vacuum, also water can really slow him down. And intense heat turns him to glass.

!! Mac Gargan / Scorpion I / Comicbook/{{Venom}} III / The Sinister Spider-Man

* AnimalThemeNaming
* TheAtoner: Played straight, and then brutally [[HeelFaceDoorSlam deconstructed]] in the very last arc of ''Spectacular Spider-Man'' before the beginning of TheCloneSaga. After doing some soul searching, Mac decided to pull a HeelFaceTurn. Immediately afterwards, he bumped into Spider-Man, who was having a very bad day and was delighted to have an opportunity to [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown vent]]. Mac protested that he didn't want to fight and was done being a villain, but Spidey didn't want to hear it and continued to beat the shit out of him despite the guy not trying to fight back. Mac's sanity apparently took a dive due to this traumatic experience, as when we next saw him he'd gone right back to being a bad guy.
* AxCrazy: As Venom.
* TheBrute
* BewareMyStingerTail
* DeadpanSnarker: Especially when he impersonates Spider-Man.
* EvilCounterpart: Based in one arachnid as Spider-Man.
** He also impersonated Spider-Man in Norman Osborn's DarkAvengers.
* EvilIsPetty: At one point he vomited a rabid squirrel onto Dexter Bennett's desk as a prank.
* ImAHumanitarian: As Venom III and the Sinister Spider-Man.
* ManipulativeBastard: Briefly went AWOL from the DarkAvengers and set up a gang war ForTheEvulz.
* PrivateDetective: Was initially an unscrupulous detective hired by JJJ to find out what Peter Parker's connection to Spider-Man was.
* PsychoForHire
* ScaryScorpions
* SuperStrength
* WallCrawl
* WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity: Mild example; the treatment that gave him his powers affected his sanity, making him the psychopath he is today. On a few occasions, he's falsely believed he was stuck in his costume. Being bonded to the [[IAmAHumanitarian Venom symbiote]] didn't help, although Gargan [[DrugsAreBad adjusted]] and came to relish its bloodlust.

!! Shocker / Herman Schultz

* BadassBookworm: Smart guy and puts up a good fight. Has updated and improved his costume and blast gauntlets based upon past encounters with Spider-Man.
* TheChewToy
* ClothesMakeTheSuperman
* HaveAGayOldTime: People mock his name a little more these days.
* IneffectualSympatheticVillain
* LethalJokeCharacter: Half of the real world population seems to think he's just a joke character... but more people need to remember that he's got one of the best records of fighting Spider-Man. His victories rival that of Doc Ock!
** One time he even defeated Spidey with the help of fellow LethalJokeCharacter Trapster (aka Paste Pot Pete). The only reason they let him live was because their employer told them he'd double their pay if they let him go.
* OnlySaneMan: Arguably the most ''professional'' of the Spider-Man rogues.
* RevengeBeforeReason: Also averted.
* SayMyName: One of his more memorable schemes involved causing mass blackouts in Manhattan that when viewed from above spelled out SHOCKER. Can't remember what he was actually trying to do, but it was pretty cool.

!! Dmitri Smerdyakov / Chameleon

* [[AbusiveParents Abusive Half-Brother]]: Kraven the Hunter.
* TheBlank: Has his real face ever been shown?
** Partially in ''The Spectacular Spider-Man'' cartoon.
* CoolOldGuy
* DirtyOldMan: While impersonating Peter during ''Brand New Day''. The writers had to clarify in the letters page that he and Peter's roommate just kissed.
* {{Expy}}: Of the character Smerdyakov in ''TheBrothersKaramazov''. For one thing, both characters are {{Bastard Bastard}}s from big Russian families.
* MasterOfDisguise
* ShapeShifting: TookALevelInBadass and become more of a mutant than needing masks.
** As of his reintroduction in the Gauntlet he's back to using masks.
* TheVoiceless: In the '90s cartoon he only ever spoke when disguised as someone else.

!! Max Dillon / Electro

* BaldOfEvil: Possibly from the process, but he had some tufts of hair; any chance he gets, he blasts his scalp smooth.
* BiTheWay
* PowerCreepPowerSeep: Has been powered up twice in the comics, and tends to be a LOT more powerful in adaptations.
* PsychoElectro: Especially in the ''Spectacular'' cartoon.
* RoguesGalleryTransplant: Become an enemy of Daredevil for a while.
* ShockAndAwe
* TooDumbToLive: He once made fun of Venom's weaknesses to sonics and fire... ''to Venom's face''. Venom later nearly beat him death.
* TookALevelInBadass: In Mark Millar's ''Marvel Knights'', it's shown how terrifying someone with electric powers would actually be; also, he used his powers with metal to magnetize them.
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: During ''The Gauntlet'', he persuades people to rally behind him against government bailouts, arguing that he may be a crook, but [[EvenEvilHasStandards he's never gone after the average man]]. It actually ''works''.

!! Hammerhead

* TheDragon: To the Big Man in ''The Spectacular Spider-Man''.
* FromNobodyToNightmare: It's not known what he was after getting left for dead in an alley, but he certainly didn't have super powers before hand.
** ''BND'' stories have made his background reasonably clear; as a bonus, he's now an example of both TheMafia and TheMafiya.
* SuddenlyEthnicity: Despite being a walking Italian gangster stereotype, when his past is finally revealed, he turns out to be ''Russian''.
* TookALevelInBadass: ''BND'', another alright thing about that period.
* UseYourHead

!! Roderick Kingsley / Hobgoblin I

* ArchEnemy: For most of TheEighties.
* [[spoiler:BackForTheDead]]: [[spoiler: Was killed by Phil Urich while raiding one of Norman Osborn's hideouts for upgraded Goblin gear. [[LegacyCharacter Guess who replaced him]]?]]
** [[spoiler: Subverted in that it was actually Roderick's twin brother Daniel who was killed by Phil Urich.]]
* CainAndAbel: Roderick Kingsley, the heartless, multiple-murderer Hobgoblin, and his twin brother Daniel, the [[spoiler:mostly]] spineless, but well-meaning wimp that Roderick can manipulate and terrify with ease.
* CampStraight: Before he became Hobgoblin, Roderick Kingsley was depicted as a somewhat effeminate fashion designer (Roger Stern based him off RexReed and JimBackus). After his first appearance, some readers wrote in to complain that Stern was stereotyping gay people. Stern, who had never intended Kingsley to be gay, gave him a supermodel escort in his next appearance to make sure everyone knew he was straight. [[{{Unwinnable}} Instead, the same fans said she was just Kingsley's beard.]]
* CorruptCorporateExecutive
* HollywoodHacking
* InTheHood
* JackTheRipoff: Of [[NormanOsborn the Green Goblin]].
* LegacyCharacter: It got so bad that he had to personally kill the ''fourth'' Hobgoblin, who he considered inferior.
** Meanwhile, the second and third ones were his puppets - ones that he happily sacrificed when they [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness were no longer useful]].
* PaletteSwap: Hes the Green Goblin with a blue and orange costume instead of a green and purple costume, a hood and a cape.
** Spider-Man [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] this in their first encounter.
* RaceLift: Became black in ''TheSpectacularSpiderMan''.
* RedEyesTakeWarning
* TookALevelInBadass: Once he found the Green Goblin's gear, and then again when he recreated the strength formula.

!! Morrie Bench / Hydro-Man

* ElementalShapeshifter
* GiantWallOfWateryDoom
* KillItWithWater
* MakingASplash
* StalkerWithACrush: He was obsessed with MJ in ''TAS''.
* TooDumbToLive: A ridiculously high percentage of his defeats seem to come from him [[ElementalRockPaperScissors carelessly electrocuting himself]]. When you're used as a byword for self-defeating stupidity by the Podcast/RiffTrax crew, it's rarely a good sign.

!! Professor Miles Warren / The Jackal

* [[AbusiveParents Abusive Creator]]: To just about every clone he made.
* ArchEnemy: For a few years, he was siccing super villains after Peter Parker and was his more frequent enemy, but from behind the scenes.
* HotForStudent: Gwen Stacy. His refusal to admit it to himself until after she died led to him becoming a supervillain.
* TheManBehindTheMan: He hired numerous villains to attack Peter like Tarantula, the Scorpion, or the Grizzly before going in himself. And here's where it gets impressive: he was this to the Punisher in his debut.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Briefly regained his sanity at the last moment and was able to save the Gwen Clone before dying in an explosion, or so it seemed.
* {{Troll}}: Takes utter joy in plaguing Peter Parker. Spider-Island took super villain trolling to a whole new level. (As if he didn't prove his trolling by cloning Spidey and his dead girlfriend.)
* UnwittingPawn: Of Norman Osborn, per the end of "TheCloneSaga".

!! Kaine / [[spoiler: [[ComicBook/ScarletSpider Scarlet Spider II]] ]]

* AbusiveParents: The Jackal.
* AntiHero: [[spoiler: As the second Scarlet Spider. Where he fits on the scale remains to be seen.]]
* TheAtoner: In ''SpiderGirl'' [[spoiler: and the new ''ComicBook/ScarletSpider'' series]].
* BadassLongcoat
* BadassLongHair
* CainAndAbel: With Peter and Ben.
* CloneDegeneration
* CloningBlues
* CoolOldGuy: In ''SpiderGirl''.
* DeathSeeker
* HeelFaceTurn: Starts during ''Spider-Man: Redemption''. Ends in a [[spoiler: HeroicSacrifice]] in "Grim Hunt".
* [[spoiler: HeroicSacrifice]]: In "Grim Hunt". [[spoiler: Fortunately [[UnexplainedRecovery he gets better]] in "Spider-Island"]].
* [[spoiler: LegacyCharacter: Becomes the new Scarlet Spider after "Spider-Island".]]
* MyGreatestFailure: Killing [[spoiler:the love of his life]] in "The Lost Years" because she was a DirtyCop. [[DeadLittleSister Not to mention losing his "brother" Ben]].
* NameOfCain
* NinetiesAntiHero
* NotSoDifferent: With Ben. It's what starts his HeelFaceTurn.
* [[spoiler: RedemptionEqualsDeath]]
* [[{{Seers}} Seer]]: Has unpredictable, painful visions, [[spoiler: but he seems to have lost this ability following his rebirth]].
* ShadowArchetype: To Ben Reilly, and Peter to a lesser extent.
* UpToEleven: As implied in the comics and later confirmed by WordOfGod, some of Kaine's powers are actually augmented spider-powers - the Mark of Kaine for [[WallCrawl wall-crawling]] and premonitions for SpiderSense.
** [[spoiler: Played straight when he gains the same augmented powers Peter did in ''The Other'' during ''SpiderIsland''.]]
* VitriolicBestBuds: Sometimes, with Ben and Peter, when they weren't trying to kill each other. Also with [[LukeYouAreMyFather his nephew Darkdevil]] in ''SpiderGirl''.

!! Spencer Smythe / Spider-Slayer

* CharacterizationMarchesOn: In his first two appearances he was more of a scientist who was doing a good deed by trying to stop Spider-Man. In the 70s, after a long absence, he was a card carrying criminal.
* DeadGuyJunior: His son Alistair, who also fits GenerationXerox and AvengingTheVillain.
* DeathTrap: Before dying from cancer he makes one last attempt at revenge, he puts a bomb on Spidey and Jameson's wrists.
* TheDragon: His son Alistair became this to the Kingpin in the 90s cartoon. His first attempt at revenge against Spidey and Jameson [[MythologyGag mirrors Spencer Smythe's last one mentioned above]].
* EvilGenius

!! Abner Jenkins / The Beetle

* FrickinLaserBeams
* HeelFaceTurn: As a member of the {{Thunderbolts}}.
* PoweredArmor
* RoguesGalleryTransplant: An enemy of the Human Torch but well known for fighting Spidey too.
* TookALevelInBadass: People today would probably laugh at his old costume, which didn't look very beetle-esque, however when he updated his armor in the 80s it's stuck around.

!! Martin Li / Mr. Negative

* BadassInANiceSuit
* BalanceBetweenGoodAndEvil
* CorruptCorporateExecutive
* TheCorrupter: Mr. Negative's powers allow him to corrupt people's souls when he touches them, giving him some measure of MindControl over them as a result. The more goodhearted the person was prior, the more easily they can be corrupted. [[spoiler:It fails when he tries it on the Hood, since the man's [[DemonicPossession underlying power]] transcends Negative's own]].
* DarkIsEvil: The Mr. Negative persona.
* EvilCostumeSwitch: Whenever Li transforms into Mr. Negative, his hair, skin and even his clothes turn into photo-negative versions of themselves. The same thing applies to anyone he [[TheCorrupter corrupts with his powers]].
* KatanasAreJustBetter
* HealingHands: As Martin Li.
* [[spoiler:InvoluntaryShapeshifting: The transformations between the two personalities happen at random]].
* LightIsNotGood: The Martin Li persona.
* MasterSwordsman
* McNinja: He employs several of these, known as his ''Inner Demons'', who have [[HealingFactor the ability to heal from grievous injury]].
* SplitPersonality: Played with, in that both sides are aware of each other but don't interfere with each other for the most part.
* SuperSerum: How he first got his powers.
* SuperStrength: Strong enough to punch Spider-Man through two buildings with one blow.
* WhiteHairedPrettyBoy: As Mr. Negative.

!! Michael Morbius / {{Morbius}} the Living Vampire

* AntiHero
* BlackmailIsSuchAnUglyWord: In ''TAS''.
-->'''Morbius:''' ...I borrowed this equipment from the ESU Science Department.
-->'''Felicia Hardy:''' Pilfered.
-->'''Morbius:''' ...Borrowed.
* FlyingBrick: Can fly and is strong.
* FriendlyNeighborhoodVampire: At times.
* NinetiesAntiHero
* OurVampiresAreDifferent: Not really a traditional vampire.
* UglyGuyHotWife: He wondered how he got so lucky.

!! Silvio Manfredi / Silvermane

* EvilOldFolks
* [[TheMafia The Maggia]]

!! Lonnie Lincoln / Tombstone

* AdaptationalBadass: In most continuities, he's a brutal thug who does other people's dirty work. He assumes the role of the Kingpin in ''Spectacular'' due to legal issues (and it ''works'').
* BadassNormal: His original role in the comics.
** BadassAbnormal: and then he got actual superpowers
* EvilAlbino / ScaryBlackMan: Yes, both.

!! Frances Louise Barrison / Shriek

* AbusiveParents
* TheAggressiveDrugDealer
* AxCrazy
* BadassFamily: Intent on creating one with Carnage and any other villains they "adopt" into their little family.
* BrownNote
* [[CardCarryingVillain Card-Carrying Villainess]]
* {{Create Your Own Villain}}ess: One flashback suggested that she was a normal drug dealer and only gained her powers when Cloak and Dagger attacked her.
* ConvenientComa: Recently placed in one, courtesy of "Scorn".
* DarkActionGirl
* DarkMistress
* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette: She has black hair and white skin.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: While Carnage and Demogoblin probably just saw her as a useful killing tool, Carrion and Doppelganger actually grew to reciprocate the "motherly love" she had for them.
* EvilMatriarch
* {{Expy}}: Looks like a DistaffCounterpart of {{Lobo}}.
* FacialMarkings
* FashionableAsymmetry
* FluffyTamer
* FormerlyFat: She mentions that she was overweight in her childhood.
* FreudianExcuse: She was horribly abused by her parents.
* GlassCannon: Spider-Man once knocked her out with little more than a flick.
* GlowingEyesOfDoom: Just one, for some reason.
* HandBlast
* HatePlague: She can induce temporary insanity in others; the exact mechanics of this are never explained, but it's presumably an extension of her sonic powers.
* HellBentForLeather
* [[ImTakingHerHomeWithMe I'm Taking Him Home With Me!]]
* IRejectYourReality: She once irrationally blamed Spider-Man for Doppelganger's [[UnexplainedRecovery temporary]] death, even though she was right there when Carnage attacked him.
* IWillPunishYourFriendForYourFailure: When Carnage gets pissed at Shriek for whatever reason in ''Maximum Carnage'' and tries to attack her, Doppelganger steps in. Carnage then decides killing Shriek's "baby" will be punishment enough (though he gets better... after a couple decades).
* LoonyFan: Carnage's groupie.
* LoveMartyr
* MadLove: For Carnage.
* MakeMeWannaShout
* MessyHair
* MetalHead: According to a line in ''Maximum Carnage'', though it later became apparent it's not make-up, and her skin really is just bleach white.
* MindOverMatter
* MommyIssues: Horrible abuse at the hands of her mother caused her to develop a twisted fixation with family and motherhood.
* MostCommonSuperPower
* {{Mutants}}
* NightmareFetishist
* TheOphelia
* ProphetEyes: Her eyes inexplicably become blank midway through the ''Carnage'' miniseries.
* PsychoForHire
* PsychoSupporter
* {{Stripperific}}
* UnholyMatrimony: With Carnage.

! Fred Myers / Boomerang

* ButtMonkey: Sometimes written as a joke villain, especially in Ultimate Spider-Man.
* CallingYourAttacks: In a guest appearance in ''SheHulk'', he called out the name of the type of boomerang he was using out loud. She-Hulk mocks him for this, asking if they're voice-activated, or if he is just on an "anime riff."
* IKnowMaddenKombat: Was a major league baseball pitcher before getting kicked out for accepting bribes. It does help him throwing his boomerangs... A LOT.
* [[JetPack Jet Boots]]: Boomerang likes to use them [[WeaponizedExhaust as a secondary weapon.]]
* PowerArmor
* PrecisionGuidedBoomerang: His WeaponOfChoice.
* PsychoForHire
* RoguesGalleryTransplant: He started out as a Hulk villain, but will be more known as one of Spidey's foes. He's also tangled with Iron Man, the Defenders and the X-Men.
* [[TrickArrow Trick Boomerangs]]: Shatterangs, Gasarangs, Razorangs, Screamerangs, and Bladarangs, just to name a few varieties.

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The Amazing Spider-Man series became one of the Cash Cows of Marvel Comics back in the day not only for his amazing writers or his unlikely protagonist but also because of his rich, diverse list of supporting characters that kept growing over the years. In this page are listed the many individuals that participated in the life of Spider-Man and Peter Parker.

As you probably have noticed already, The Spiderverse is incredibly huge and the many works related to Spidey usually have a lot of differences between them, so for this page to be more organized, please only list examples for the original 616 Spider-Man and his amazing cast of characters.

Please do not list characters, or examples from other shows, movies or alternate universes here. If you thought of a trope that fits a Spidey from another universe please take that example to its respective page.

Also, when editing the Human Torch and Iceman entries, only add examples related to Spider-Man. For examples related to their respective series go [[Characters/{{Fantastic Four}} here]] and [[Characters/{{X-Men The Original Team}} here]] respectively.
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Other Spideys can be found on :
[[index]]
* Characters/UltimateSpiderMan
* Characters/SpiderGirl
* [[Characters/{{Spider-ManTheAnimatedSeries}} Spider-Man: The Animated Series]]
* Characters/TheSpectacularSpiderMan
* [[Characters/{{UltimateSpider-Man}} Ultimate Spider-Man (the animated series)]]
* Characters/SpiderManTheNewAnimatedSeries
* [[Characters/{{The Amazing Spider-Man}} The Amazing Spider-Man movie series]]
[[/index]]

'''Remember''', this page is for characters and examples from the 616 Spider-Man series only.
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!!Peter Benjamin Parker / Spider-Man
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->''"And so a legend is born and a new name is added to [[FountainOfExpies the roster of those who make the world of fantasy the most exciting realm of all]]!"''
-->-- '''''Amazing Fantasy''''' #15, foretelling the legacy of Spider-Man
* {{Adorkable}}: The TropeCodifier for Marvel U. He is the sweetest geek ever.
* AlliterativeName: Peter Parker
* AlwaysSaveTheGirl: Except not. Big time.
* AnimalMotifs: Most of his villains.
** And himself, obviously.
* AntiHero: Spider-Man may be the ultimate subversion of this trope. Stan Lee's original concept, and many of the original Silver Age stories portray Peter's motivations as being largely selfish, or at least relating to his personal relationships and helping his Aunt May make due, and in general Spidey's attitude and difficulties with authority make him come off as a Type I or Type II anti-hero, but when the chips are really down, his selflessness and sheer heroism rivals that of only CaptainAmerica.
* TheAtoner
* AuthorAvatar: Stan Lee's. An example of TropesAreNotBad.
* BeingGoodSucks: Also the Marvel TropeCodifier for this.
* BigGood: Him and [[CaptainAmerica Rogers]] represent the [[TheMessiah Soul]] and [[IncorruptiblePurePureness Heart]] of Marvel. With Peter being the Heart.
* {{Badass}}: One of the coolest heroes ever created based on style, finesse, comedy and powers. Constantly fights Marvel's most dangerous villains and occasionally his fellow heroes without a moments hesitation due to the thrill of it all and for cause of good. Plus the benefit of coming up with hilarious jokes and clever insults for kicks and to lighten the mood. Will also kick your ass if you hurt his friends and innocent people no matter who you are.
** BadassAdorable: Despite being a epically agile and a super powered daredevil, he's just so damn cute and fun when being in any situation with his life as a hero and a normal guy. The guy defines [[IncorruptiblePurePureness Moral Pureness]] for the entire Marvel community.
** BadassBookworm: Unanimously Marvel's definitive geek turned epic hero example. Also likely the most powerful hero that still actually patrols the streets.
* BecomingTheMask: Swings in and out of this, but Peter can get so caught up in his persona that he forgets that Spider-Man is the mask Peter wears not the other way around.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: You '''DO NOT''' want to threaten his loved ones. The results will not be good for you.
* BigDamnHeroes
* BoxingLessonsForSuperman: Peter spent a bit of time as a successful show-wrestler, learning how to fight using his powers and his webs before ever trying to fight crime.
** In a straighter example of this trope, he studied martial arts under [[http://marvel.wikia.com/Shang-Chi_(Earth-616) Shang Chi]] during one of the (many) times he briefly lost his spider-sense and found himself seriously handicapped without it.
* BreakoutCharacter: Originally the star of a story in an issue of a [[Series/TheTwilightZone Twilight Zone]]-esque sci-fi anthology, he proved popular enough to get his own series a few months later and quickly became one of the most popular superheroes ever.
* BrilliantButLazy: Subverted most of the time. Peter is often perceived this way because everyone knows how smart he is, but not why he doesn't put more energy into his work (the trope is even [[TropeNamer stated by name]] in the second movie). However, those that do know the whole story have said that Peter isn't exercising his full potential.
* BrooklynRage: The quintessential New York superhero.
--> '''[[JMSSpiderMan Leo Zelinksy]]''': "Ask me again in that Queens accent how I know you're from around here."
* ButtMonkey: Oh so very much.
* BuildingSwing
* CannotTalkToWomen
* CharacterTic: Will often crouch as a means for writers to show his super agility.
** This is acknowledged in WesternAnimation/UltimateSpiderMan when he switches bodies with Wolverine. Sabretooth confronts them, but notices Peter Parker is standing with his fists up and Wolverine adopts a crawling position and realizes what happened.
** Likewise, he has a distinct way of hanging from the end of a web, and extreme contortion is second nature to him.
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: Peter Parker is often described as an everyman, with all the good nature that implies, but in the early days he was a boiling pot of resentment. It's seen most clearly at the start of his story, in ''Amazing Fantasy'' #15. Poor Peter is almost a textbook case of a future school shooter. He wouldn't become the good-hearted everyman we know and love until after the reclusive Steve Ditko left artistic chores and was replaced by John Romita.
* CluelessChickMagnet
* ComesGreatResponsibility: TropeNamer
* CreepyGood: He was often seen as creepy by many fellow heroes in the Marvel Universe, even as recently as TheNineties, as seen when he and {{Nova}} fought the Tri-Sentinel. Also, while it isn't canon, WonderWoman mentioned he was creepy during his second CrossOver with {{Superman}}. This is often due to Spidey's costume, his ability to cling to any surface, and his knack for [[StealthHiBye showing up out of the blue]], to say nothing of the fact that he is often a HeroWithBadPublicity.
** His above tendencies, coupled with a knack for often frightening contortions and a face concealing bug-eyed mask, were likely what ''led'' to his becoming a HeroWithBadPublicity, after which it just became a vicious cycle.
* CursedWithAwesome
* DeadpanSnarker: And how. Possibly the king of this trope. It's literally how he maintains composure.
* {{Deconstruction}}: Spider-Man was actually one of the earliest Superhero deconstructions, showing just how much being a super hero could have an affect on someone's personal life.
* {{Determinator}}: The flagship hero represents this for the entire Marvel Universe and beyond. Surpassing Captain America in every way, he will not give up no matter what. The source of his strong will? [[CatchPhrase "With Great Power, Comes Great Responsibility"]].
* DorkKnight
* DoomMagnet: Page quote AND picture.
* DontThinkFeel: Subverted. His powers work very well, if not even better, purely on instinct, but Spidey's most powerful foes tend to be ''[[InstantDeathRadius exceedingly]]'' dangerous, and in very many cases more than a physical match for him. Usually, Spider-Man has to out-think or out-smart his enemies, pulling almost as many [[BatmanGambit Batman Gambits]] as the TropeNamer. Additionally, his live-saving reflexes and Spider-sense will generally kick-in whether or not he's thinking or distracted.
* DudeWheresMyRespect: Are you kidding? He's arguably Marvel's definitive example of this trope.
* TheEveryman: Perhaps the poster child
* ExpressiveMask
* FailureHero: Can happen a lot. Sometimes it's because he's too full of self-pity, other times because the writers like to KickTheDog.
* FireForgedFriends: With {{Daredevil}}. In fact, many of Spidey's superhero friendships arguably fall into this trope.
* FunPersonified: Pretty much so. You don't see many iconic superheroes like {{Batman}} or {{Superman}} lighten the mood with funny quips and antics like Spider-Man does. Because of these characteristics, only Spidey could get anti heroes like {{Wolverine}} and {{Deadpool}} to hang out with him.
* GeniusBruiser
* GenreSavvy: The 2000/2010s crop of Marvel writers often tend to use this as the reason why Spider-Man fits on the Avengers. He knows almost everyone in the superhuman community at this point, both heroes and villains, and is often the guy who sneaks off into the background to get the real work done while everyone else is involved in the big fight scene. Recent examples thereof involve his guest appearances in ''Avengers vs. X-Men'', ''Annihilators'', and ''Agents of ATLAS''.
* GuiltComplex
* HappilyMarried: Well, he ''was'' (for about ''twenty years'' [[RealLife real-time]]) to Mary Jane Watson. But then JoeQuesada decided that made him feel too old and boring and retconned the marriage. The backlash of ending the marriage was so bad that even StanLee didn't fully agree with the new direction, and kept him married in the newspaper strip.
* HeroicSpirit: Spider-Man is capable of pushing himself far beyond his normal limits when he's motivated enough. Notably, his ''MarvelZombies'' incarnation was the only infected character who refused to accept his HorrorHunger, even when ''CaptainAmerica'' had given completely given in.
* HeroWithBadPublicity
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Harry and Johnny Storm. He also has signs of this with Daredevil.
** With [[JerkJock Flash Thompson]] too, surprisingly enough. Everybody knows him as the bully who picked on "Puny" Parker solely in his high school years and ironically was Spidey's biggest fan, but after college and spending time in the military, he met with Peter Parker and they're now the best of friends.
* HollywoodDateless: It mostly kicked in after high-school.
--> '''Chameleon''': Does Parker know anyone who ''isn't'' a stunningly beautiful woman?
* InSeriesNickname: "Spidey", "Webhead", "webslinger" or "wall-crawler", "Your Friendly Neighberhood SpiderMan" or any combination thereof.
* ItsAllMyFault
* IShallTauntYou: The '''Master''' of the battle insult. Since he usually fights purely on instinct, he actually thinks about making insults rather than focusing on the battle. He has gotten wittier over the years, and so he's able to do it when he IS focusing on the battle. It's been mentioned he becomes like this whenever he puts his mask on.
* InstantExpert: His powers are hardwired into his reflexes and instincts, so he really has a harder time suppressing them than actually using them. That said, he's the TropeNamer for HowDoIShotWeb for a reason; his early days were plagued with misapplication of his powers that mostly came with not knowing how to ''consciously'' control them. ''Unconsciously'', he reacts to his SpiderSense and leaps over a car and sticking onto the side of a building mere moments after the life-changing spider-bite.
* JackOfAllStats: He's the strongest street level hero, but he's still a street level hero. He has surprising speed and agility, but he's no Quicksilver. He has super strength, but not Hulk levels. He can take a lot, but not from super-powered individuals.
* LiterallyLovingThyNeighbor: With MJ (though to be technical about it, it's more like "literally loving thy neighbor's niece").
* TheMasqueradeWillKillYourDatingLife: Let's just say Spidey has ''experience'' with this... as in he's never had a single relationship where this didn't factor in someway.
* MotorMouth: Doesn't pause his mid-fight [[YouFightLikeACow quipping]] to breathe.
* LonersAreFreaks: Spider-Man started off as one of the few Marvel Superheroes with no actual team affiliations. This went hand and hand with Peter's desire to keep his super hero life far away from private life to the point where there were literally only [[{{Wolverine}} three]] [[{{Daredevil}} super]][[FantasticFour heroes]] who knew him well. This has reserved rather drastically in the 2000s, where now Spider-Man is arguably one of the most ''[[TheHeart connected]]'' heroes in the Marvel Universe.
* NerdsAreSexy: He's quite the ChickMagnet, considering he used to be a complete dork. During their marriage, Mary Jane even seemed to consider moments when he talked about science as a turn-on.
* NiceGuy: Pretty much his defining character trait. He's such a nice guy that most other heroes will go out of Their way to help him in times of crisis.
* ObfuscatingStupidity: In the early days, no one would have suspected bookish, shy Peter Parker of being the web-slinging, wise-cracking Spider-Man.
* OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent: One of his most famous traits, even though he's past college now. Most adaptations have him in high school, or for some reason have his college seem like a high school.
* ParentalAbandonment: In most continuities, his parents die before he's old enough to remember them, [[{{Nephewism}} leaving him with Ben and May]].
* ThePrankster: When with Johnny Storm.
* RefusalOfTheCall: [[TheCallKnowsWhereYouLive And then Uncle Ben got murdered.]]
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: After Gwen was killed, Spider-Man hunted down the Green Goblin with a vengeance. Before delivering the final blow, however, Spider-Man backed away out of fear of breaking his ThouShaltNotKill rule.
** When Jean [=DeWolff=] was murdered by the Sin-Eater, Spider-Man pursued him in a very personal way. This time, he almost beat his prey to death - only stopped by the intervention of Daredevil.
** Subverted when the Burglar returns. During the pursuit, Spider-Man reveals his identity to show why he won't just give up. The Burglar - thinking that Peter wants the ultimate revenge for Uncle Ben's murder - has a fatal heart attack out of fear.
* SadClown: To quote Iron Man, "I can't help but notice - the closer I get to an uncomfortable truth, the more lame jokes you start making."
* ScienceHero: Some writers portray him as this. Especially in the current "Big Time" arc in his new job.
* SheFu: One of the oldest examples, believe it or not, despite being a RareMaleExample. He uses it expansively throughout his career. It can be seen a bit more clearly in some of the more recent video games, where you can see Spidey in motion more easily.
** In the MarvelVsCapcom series, everyone has an equal amount of punches and kicks due to their being buttons for both. Come the third installment, which decreased the buttons to three for general attacks, and he becomes a RareMaleExample for KickChick, using almost exclusively that.
* StarvingStudent: His college years.
* SuperpowerLottery
** AllWebbedUp: Created his webshooters on his own in one of the clearest displays of scientific genius on his part. The formula for his webs in particular is nothing short of miraculous, given it's tensile strength and adhesive properties. It disappears after a couple hours or so, so he doesn't even leave a mess.
*** GreenLanternRing: There is little he can't do with his webs. Possibly justified--in real life, spiders do tend to be pretty brilliant with them.
** HealingFactor: A pretty slow one by marvel standards but he heals better than you.
** SpiderSense: TropeNamer
** SuperReflexes
** SuperSpeed: Borne of SuperReflexes and strength, much like TheHulk.
** SuperStrength
** SuperToughness
** [[RequiredSecondaryPowers Superhuman Agility and Dexterity]]
** WallCrawl
* TeenGenius: At the start of the series (and the most common portrayal of him in most media).
* ThouShaltNotKill: He's strongly against killing anyone. Though in fits of rage or frustration, he has been known to say he's going to kill *insert villain here*, but never actually goes through with it.
** He accidentally gives Uncle Ben's killer a fatal heart attack by revealing his identity. The killer thinks he wants the ultimate revenge.
* TrashTalk: The king for Marvel U. {{Deadpool}} rivals him though.
** Deadpool has been described as a SpiderMan clone as a result of this.
* TranquilFury: When he's [[BewareTheNiceOnes so enraged]] that he [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness stops]] [[YouFightLikeACow wisecracking]] mid-fight. Opponents and allies both have commented this is ''terrifying''.
** In fact, in one of the earlier examples, when his Aunt May is dying from a disease that Doctor Octopus stole the cure for, when he confronts Octopus, he notes how ferocious he's fighting and, realizing he can't beat him, makes a hasty retreat.
* TricksterArchetype: Often.
* TrueCompanions: With the FantasticFour. [[spoiler: Following the Human Torch's death, Peter joins the group to fill his role.]]
* TrueLoveisExceptional: His relationship with MJ is this.
* UnluckyEverydude
* VindicatedByHistory: Another in-universe example. Several different future continuities show Spider-Man being remembered as a great hero. When Miguel O'Hara / Spider-Man 2099 pays a trip to the present day he says as much... [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome to Jonah's face.]]
** Recently, Cable also mentioned that Spider-Man was remembered in his time as ''the greatest hero in the history of the world.''
* VitriolicBestBuds: With [[Comicbook/FantasticFour Johnny Storm]]. Their team-ups are a constant snark-fest, but Johnny is Peter's closest friend in the superhero community, and Peter is Johnny's closest friend outside the F4.
* WolverinePublicity: Just how he manages to balance being a member of two Avengers teams, his job, his social life, and the [[FantasticFour Future Foundation]] is quite amazing.
* WouldHitAGirl: Shriek doesn't get special treatment for having a vagina.
* YiddishAsASecondLanguage: Especially when Bendis is writing him.
* YouFightLikeACow: The master of this trope, [[DeadpanSnarker deadpan]] or not.
** OOCISSeriousBusiness: If Spidey isn't snarking, [[OhCrap bad things are happening.]]
* YourMom: Enguaged against fellow jokester, {{Deadpool}}. Who got the last diss in and technically won if not for the former not choosing to go through his Mamagedon.

!! Mary Jane Watson / Mary Jane Watson-Parker
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* AbusiveParents: Her dad sucked.
* BadassDamsel: She may not be a superhero, but it's your funeral if you try to harm this chick.
* BettyAndVeronica: Formed this with the good girl Gwen Stacy. Was actually the Betty when she found herself in this situation again with The Black Cat.
* BlindDate: How she met Peter and was introduced to the book.
* BlondeBrunetteRedhead: With Betty Brant and Gwen back in the day.
* BigBraToFill: Mary Jane is one of the curviest non-superheroic females in the entire Marvel universe. In [[Film/SpiderMan Sam Raimi's film series]] she was portrayed by Kirsten Dunst, who doesn't quite have the body Mary Jane in the comics does (but few real life people do).
* {{Catchphrase}}: "Face it, tiger -- you just hit the '''''jackpot'''''."[[note]]highlighted as it usually appears[[/note]]
* CharacterDevelopment: One of the most notable moments occurs, when she decides to stay with Peter whilst he is grieving over Gwen's death.
** ''Amazing Spider-Man'' #259 delves a good deal into her past.
* DarkSkinnedRedhead: Sometimes her skin is colored darkly.
* DeadpanSnarker: She's every bit as good at snarking as Peter.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: The famous panel with her first appearance is pictured on the trope page.
* TheFaceless: For a while she was never seen or her face was obscured, not until Romita's Sr.'s run did we see the jackpot.
** As noted elsewhere, it took slightly longer to see her in-person fully than it did to find out who the Green Goblin was.
* TheFashionista: Although as noted on that trope's page, she's an unusual example in that outside of her interest in fashion and her very girly appearance, she's a bit of a tomboy with an interest in sports.
* FieryRedhead
* FunPersonified: Until some hidden depths where revealed and we latter find out it was mostly an act [[StepfordSmiler to hide the pain her brought on by her abusive childhood]], anyway. She's still a fun character though, just not in a way that it's only only defining trait or that makes her seem like she doesn't care about anything.
* TheGhost: Early on in the series, she was mentioned for dozens of issues, but was never seen until the final panel of issue #40.
* GreenEyes
** GreenEyedRedhead
* HappilyMarried: To Peter Parker. And then [[CosmicRetcon Mephisto came.]] StanLee kept her married to Peter in the newspaper strip.
* HelloNurse: The exact thing that Peter ''was not'' expecting when he opened the door to her for the first time. Hit the jackpot, he did indeed.
* HeroesWantRedheads
* HeroicBystander: Many times (just check the awesome moments page!).
* HiddenDepths: Up until she stayed with Peter after Gwen's death, she was never shown to do anything seriously.
** Readers would also later learn about her abusive father and that her party girl attitude was an act to keep people from finding out how screwed-up her personal life was.
* IronicEcho: When May and Anna Watson were trying to set them up on a blind date, Peter resisted - thinking Mary Jane must be some pathetic teen that couldn't possibly get a date without help. Turns out in ''Parallel Lives'', Mary Jane had said the same things about him.
* KeepTheHomeFiresBurning: Many issues focus on her conflicted feelings of being supportive towards Peter and her fear that this could be the time he doesn't make it back.
* LiterallyLovingThyNeighbor: With Peter (though if you want to be technical about it, it's more like "literally loving thy aunt's neighbor").
* MuggleBestFriend
* PaintedOnPants
* PluckyGirl: Although she's gone through some rough patches and worries more than most examples of this trope, she still the type of character that will have no qualms about beating a B list hero with a baseball bat or bringing Peter out of slum with some helpful optimism.
* OfficialCouple: Was this with Peter until OneMoreDay. [[FlameBait Let's just say the fans were not happy with the end of their offical couple status and leave it at that]].
* OutdatedOutfit: Naturally as the most fashion conscience member of the cast, she falls victim to this the most as time passes.
* SecretSecretKeeper: During Tom [=DeFalco=]'s first run on ''Amazing Spider-Man'', it was revealed that Mary Jane was this. ''Parallel Lives'' elaborated that it was since the night Ben Parker was murdered (she had observed Peter returning home and then Spider-Man leaving through his bedroom window). Obviously, after Peter learned all this, Mary Jane was upgraded to SecretKeeper.
* ShipTease: The ending of SpiderIsland suggests that [[AuthorsSavingThrow she may get back together with Peter]] after OneMoreDay and OneMomentInTime.
* StarCrossedLovers: With Peter.
* StepfordSmiler: Put on the facade that she was happy when on the inside she was really upset with her childhood.
* TheTease: Her original role in the series.
* TotallyRadical: In TheSixties at least, to the point of nigh-incomprehensibility to some modern readers.
* TrueLoveIsExceptional
* TheWatson: IncrediblyLamePun aside, her questions about Peter's current superhero crisis can be a pretty handy device for readers.

!! Aunt May Reilly-Parker
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* AlmightyMom: she can get J. JONAH JAMESON and WOLVERINE of all people to submit to her requests!
* BewareTheNiceOnes
* GrannyClassic: Depending on the writer she might TakeALevelInBadass, but everyone seems to be in agreement she likes to bake, cook, and can't be bothered with hair dye.
* HappilyMarried: With '''JJJ's dad''' as of BND (the ceremony takes place in [[MilestoneCelebration issue #600]]). Peter alternates between finding it adorable and [[BrainBleach horrifying]]. Jonah would rather not think about it at all.
** And of course to Ben before his DeathByOriginStory
* HeroicBystander: More so when written by JMS, during her brief time being in on the secret.
* InsistentTerminology: In TheSixties, would constantly say "pussywillow" instead of "pussycat" when attempting to use hip lingo.
* TheMatchMaker: For Peter and MJ. OneMoreDay aside, it works!
* MaidenAunt: Although she's a widow and not a maiden.
* MamaBear
* [[NeverMesswithGranny Never Mess with Auntie]]
* ParentalSubstitute
* ShipperOnDeck: Is usually a pretty vocal Peter / MJ shipper, and conspired with Anna to set them up on their first date.

!! Uncle Benjamin "Ben" Parker
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* BeamMeUpScotty: Never actually gave Peter the "with great power" line in the original... origin, but he says it in just about every adaptation.
** Also a retcon. Peter mentions that he DID tell him the line any time he gets the chance.
* CoolOldGuy: In ''Ultimate Spider-Man'', and quite a few flashbacks.
* DeathByOriginStory
* HappilyMarried
* TheObiWan: It varies in continuity to continuity, but he is the main inspiration in Peter's resolution to do good.
** In WesternAnimation/UltimateSpiderMan he's brought back to life in the Nightmare world to haunt Peter with the fact that he couldn't save him. Instead he shows his approval for what Peter's doing and gives sage encouragement.
* ParentalSubstitute
** [[PapaWolf Uncle Wolf]]: One flashback to Peter's childhood has him chasing off a few bullies harassing Peter with a baseball bat.
* PosthumousCharacter

!! Anna Watson
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* MaidenAunt
* TheMatchMaker: See Shipper on Deck
* ObnoxiousInLaws: More so in ''TAS''.
* ShipperOnDeck: Less so than May, but still helped set up Peter and MJ's first date.












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!! Ben Reilly / [[ComicBook/ScarletSpider The Scarlet Spider]]
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* BadassBiker: During "The Lost Years" Mini and "The Clone Saga" revamp.
* CantHoldHisLiquor: Just like Peter. ''Not'' played for laughs like usual. [[spoiler: In "The Lost Years", a few drinks causes him to start trashing the bar and encourage the bouncer to put him out of his misery.]]
* CivvieSpandex: The Scarlet Spider costume.
* CloningBlues
* CoolLoser: Sometimes, especially when compared to Peter.
* [[DeadLittleSister Dead "Brother"]]: For Peter and Kaine... DependingOnTheWriter (and era).
* [[spoiler: DisappearedDad:]] To [[spoiler: Darkdevil]] in ''SpiderGirl''.
* [[spoiler: DrivenToSuicide:]] Heavily implied to be his reaction to [[CloningBlues finding out he's a clone]]. Luckily, he snaps out of it after rescuing a man suffering from the same feelings.
* TheGhost: In ''SpiderGirl''.
* HairOfGold / *ImportantHaircut: Decides to wear his hair in a different style and bleach it blond to differentiate himself from Peter.
* HeroicSacrifice
* [[spoiler: LegacyCharacter: Intended to be one for Peter. Now Kaine is one for him.]]
* MeaningfulName: His first name is that of Peter's uncle, while his surname is Aunt May's maiden name.
* NerdsAreSexy: Just as much of a ChickMagnet as Peter. He even hooks up with MJ [[ComfortingTheWidow after Peter dies]] in one AlternateUniverse.
* NotSoDifferent / YouAreNotAlone: Towards Kaine, eventually starting HeelFaceTurn.
* RummageSaleReject: His first two costumes -- the first when he answers Judas Traveller's challenge at the beginning of the Clone Saga, and the other when he went up against Venom. {{Justified|Trope}} in that he was pressed for time in both cases. He ended up wearing the second costume for a long time before he finally got a proper costume.
* [[spoiler: SparedByTheAdaptation]]: The "New" Clone Saga Revamp.
* UncannyFamilyResemblance: Inverted; this is how he and "cousin" Peter explain [[CloningBlues why they look so much alike]]. [[spoiler: And in SpiderGirl, we find out he and his son are identical, [[FieryRedhead save for one feature]]]].
* WhyDoYouKeepChangingJobs: Because he's a clone. Until he settles on a job at the Daily Grind, anyway.

!! Richard and Mary Parker
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* DeathByOriginStory
* ReverseMole: They were spies; in some continuities they were Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

!! Miguel O'Hara / [[{{Marvel 2099}} Spider-Man 2099]]
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* AnimalMotifs
* CassandraTruth: When Miguel tries to tell his mother that he's actually Spider-Man (whom she idolizes), she laughs it off as a pathetic attempt to get her attention.
* ChildProdigy
* TheChosenOne: The Thorites of 2099 call Spider-Man the "Herald of Thor", who is prophesied to save the world. [[spoiler:Turns out he really ''was'' TheChosenOne, and was the third person to wield Thor's hammer.]]
* DrugsAreBad: When Miguel wanted to quit Alchemax, his boss secretly gets him addicted to illegal drugs as a retention technique. Miguel's attempt to shake the addiction leads to the accident that grants him his powers.
* DeadpanSnarker: In a deliberate inversion from Peter Parker, Spider-Man tends to speak tersely while in costume, and saves his snarking for his civilian identity.
* FreakLabAccident
* GenerationXerox: Subverted; creator PeterDavid [[WordOfGod deliberately based much of Miguel's personality]] by setting his traits as opposite those of Peter Parker's.
* GeniusBruiser
* {{Jerkass}}: Before the accident that gave him his powers, Miguel was an unabashed self-centered egotistical jerk who belittled almost everyone else he knew.
* LukeIAmYourFather: Miguel secretly discovers that his father is [[spoiler:Alchemax CEO Tyler Stone.]]
* {{Revenge}}: Miguel's original motivation was to get revenge on Alchemax CEO [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Tyler Stone]] for accidentally getting him addicted to [[DrugsAreBad Rapture]].
* SuperReflexes: Instead of SpiderSense, Miguel has enhanced perceptions that happen to tune in ''very'' quickly to what's pertinent, such as an immediate danger or a general plot point. It's still limited by what he is focused on, and he can still be caught flat-footed.
* TheUnfavorite: Miguel's younger brother Gabriel is clearly their mother's favorite, largely due to Miguel's {{Jerkass}} behavior.
* WallCrawl
* WolverineClaws: Miguel acquires retractable talons on his fingers and toes. Not only does this allow him to WallCrawl, but he also uses them as a slashing attack.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Love Interests]]
!! Elizabeth "Liz" Allan
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* AlphaBitch --> LovableAlphaBitch
* BetaCouple: With Harry Osborn for a while.
* BettyAndVeronica: Initially played the Veronica to... [[NamesTheSame Betty's Betty]].
* BoomerangBigot: [[AlternateContinuity In Ultimate Marvel]], she is the resident {{Fantastic Racis|m}}t against {{Mutants}} (because her uncle (actually, her father) is the Blob. Although as it turns out [[spoiler:she's a mutant too, and the Ultimate version of Firestar]]).
* CompositeCharacter: In the Ultimate Universe, [[spoiler:she ends up becoming [[SpiderManAndHisAmazingFriends Firestar]], later joining the X-Men.]]
* DefrostingIceQueen: She became considerably nicer to Peter as she got to know him. ''Especially'' in ''TheSpectacularSpiderMan'', where she developed genuine romantic feelings for Peter and was deeply hurt when he broke up with her (to be with Gwen).
* DemotedToExtra
* HeroWorshipper: During her High School days, she develops a crush on Peter after she mistakenly believed he had tried to pull off some heroics. (In reality, he was suffering from WorfHadTheFlu).
* PutOnABus
* RaceLift: The version of her that appears in ''TheSpectacularSpiderMan'' appears to be of Hispanic ethnicity, compared to her mainstream counterpart, who is Caucasian and blonde.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Her last name is All'''a'''n, no "Allen".
* TheUglyGuysHotDaughter: In the Ultimate Universe, her father is apparently The Blob.
* UnrequitedLoveSwitcheroo

!! Betty Brant
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* AlliterativeName
* BettyAndVeronica: Literally the Betty to Liz's Veronica.
* ClingyJealousGirl
* DistressedDamsel
* ImportantHaircut: Got a page-boy cut after her brother died.
* TheLoad
* PlatonicLifePartners: Her current relationship with Peter.
* {{Sympathetic Adultere|r}}ss: She had a brief affair with Peter and Flash Thompson when she was married to Ned Leeds.
* TookALevelInBadass: Following her husband Ned's death, Betty checked out for a while. Once she got her head together, she reinvented herself, going from the Bugle's harried secretary to a fearless reporter in her own right, willing to go toe-to-toe with supervillains and monsters if required. Recent adaptations that include Betty tend to start from this characterization, to the point where a lot of newer fans won't recognize her at all if they go back and read her pre-1989 appearances.

!! Gwendolyne "Gwen" Stacy
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* AlphaBitch: Before CharacterizationMarchesOn
* AnyoneCanDie: The poster girl for this trope.
* BettyAndVeronica: Was the Betty to MJ's Veronica.
* CharacterizationMarchesOn
* DefrostingIceQueen
* DistressedDamsel: Takes this trope to its logical conclusion...
* GirlNextDoor
* ILetGwenStacyDie: TropeNamer, obviously. Gwen's death is one of the most traumatic events in Peter's entire life, and the memory of it comes back to haunt him on more than one occassion.
* KilledOffForReal
* MySecretPregnancy: Was retconned into having had one of these during the "Sins Past" storyline. Naturally for many, it's FanonDiscontinuity.
* NeverSpeakIllOfTheDead
* NerdsAreSexy: Her incarnation in ''TheSpectacularSpiderMan'', mostly.
** The original incarnation as well. She was every bit of a science geek as Peter while still looking like an absolute bombshell.
* PrettySpryForADeadGuy: It's teased that she's actually alive a couple of times, only for it to revealed to be a clone or something each time.
* SparedByTheAdaptation: For someone who's best known for being one of the first love interests killed in super hero history, Gwen always seems to survive [[Film/SpiderMan outside]] [[SpiderManTheAnimatedSeries of]] [[TheSpectacularSpiderMan the]] comics.
* {{Tsundere}}: Her original characterization.
* WomanScorned: Initially was upset that Peter gave her the cold shoulder upon their first meeting (which he did because he was worried about Aunt May's illness).
* WomenInRefrigerators

!! Debra Whitman
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* ShrinkingViolet: Although she's not necessarily shy, her aversion to conflict and reluctance when it comes to taking initiative makes her this in the comics.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: She disappeared completely after being written out of the early-'80s ''Spectacular Spider-Man'' book. Every other woman in Peter Parker's dating life tends to reappear from time to time as a member of his supporting cast, except for Debra. She finally reemerged following Peter's unmasking in ''Civil War'', having written a tell-all book about her time dating him, and promptly disappeared again.

!! Felicia Hardy / Black Cat
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* AbsoluteCleavage: She's had several outfits that all tend to draw on the same basic design scheme, but the unifying factor is that they almost all tend to have an impossibly low neckline.
* ActionGirl
* AlternateContinuity: In the 90s cartoon, she was the AlphaBitch at Parker’s school before becoming the Black Cat and ultimately gets paired up with Morbius the Living Vampire. She's also very different in the Ultimate Universe as well.
* AnimalMotifs
* BadassBiker: Gets a CoolBike courtesy of Puma.
* BadassNormal / BadassAbnormal: Depending on the continuity or storyline.
* BecomingTheMask: In the comics, she starts dating Flash Thompson to get Parker jealous, but ends up falling in love with him (only to be dumped by him when he finds out and asks WasItAllALie).
* BettyAndVeronica: With Mary Jane
* BiTheWay: ''Spider-Man/Black Cat: Evil That Men Do'' #1 and [[AlternateContinuity in]] ''SpiderGirl''.
* BlueEyes or GreenEyes: DependingOnTheArtist.
* BuildingSwing
* CatGirl
* ClassyCatBurglar
* DatingCatwoman
* DeadpanSnarker
* DesignatedGirlFight: Often in team-ups.
* DominoMask
* EvolutionaryLevels: In some storylines / continuities she’s a low-level {{Mutant|s}}.
* ExpositionFairy: In the Activision game.
* FemmeFatale
* FemmeFatalons
* FetishFuelStationAttendant
* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor
* HellBentForLeather
* HelloNurse
* KarmaHoudini: At this point, Felicia is probably one of the single best professional thieves in the Marvel Universe, but she can walk right up to Captain America and say hello without a problem. By rights, she should be treated like she's a super-villain, but almost no one has even expressed an interest in catching her.
* TheLoad: When she and Spider-Mann were together, she felt like this; she was a trained fighter, so she could take on ordinary criminals, but she had no super-powers, so she couldn't help him much against his super-powered foes. That's why she ended up getting her "bad luck" powers.
* LovesMyAlterEgo: Becomes extremely weirded out when Spider-Man first reveals to her that he's Peter Parker. In the Ultimate version, she goes so far as to vomit on him after lifting the mask.
** LoveRedeems: Ultimately, she ends up developing legitimate feelings for Peter in 616.
* MostCommonSuperpower: Apparently, [[http://www.comicvine.com/black-cat/29-1479/all-images/108-218140/bc_sm_ballast/105-1370637/ they act as ballast]].
* MsFanservice
* RapeAsBackstory: {{Retcon}}ned as her FreudianExcuse.
* ReallyGetsAround: Openly admits it to Peter during the ''Shed'' arc.
* RoofHopping: By means of grappling hook.
* SecretIdentityIdentity: Back in the day she identified more with herself as Black Cat than as Felicia Hardy, and preferred to think of Spider-Man as the same way, not really liking the idea that there's a person with his own life under the mask. The video game adaptation of ''[[Film/SpiderMan Spider-Man 2]]'' has her try to convince Peter to give up his civilian identity and become a hero full-time, but he refuses.
* ShallowLoveInterest: Played with; Peter dumps her because she only has interest in his Spider-Man persona.
* {{The Smart G|uy}}al: In a recent AmazonBrigade run of ''HeroesForHire'', she was their infiltration expert.
* StickyFingers
* {{Stripperiffic}}
* {{Tsundere}}: Type A
* WhiteHairedPrettyGirl
* WindsOfDestinyChange: She had this power for a time, but she had Comicbook/DoctorStrange get rid of it after she learned that it was permanently jinxing Spidey.

!! Carlie Cooper
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* AlliterativeName
* DisappearedDad: During the Mysterio arc of ''The Gauntlet'', she finds out that [[spoiler:her dad was a DirtyCop who faked his own death.]]
* CharacterShilling: She is queen of this trope (sadly).
* [[ChickMagnet Dude Magnet]]
* [[CopBoyfriend Cop Girlfriend]]
* DependingOnTheArtist: Due to how frequently she falls victim to this, fans still aren't sure how long or even what color her hair is supposed to be.
* DesignatedLoveInterest
* [[AuthorAvatar Editor's Daughter Avatar]]: The fans took this just about as well as you'd expect...
* EmbarrassingTattoo: Almost got one of the Green Goblin while drunk, which crosses from embarrassing to downright psychotic. The one she got of Spider-Man subverted this orginally, only to play it straight when she found out Peter was Spider-Man and broke up with him.
* HotScientist
* ImportantHaircut
* InformedAbility: We hear a lot about all the various reasons she's awesome and perfect for Peter, but we rarely if ever see these.
* {{Meganekko}}
* NerdsAreSexy
* OfficialCouple: Was this with Peter until SpiderIsland. [[FlameBait That is all we have to say on the subject]].
* RememberTheNewGuy: A retcon story showed she was best friends with Gwen Stacy and her dad worked with Captain Stacy. (As you might guess this didn't exactly do much to endear her to the fanbase that was already throwing around the term "MarySue" liberally).
* {{Tuckerization}}: Named after Quesada's daughter.
* [[WellDoneSonGuy "Well Done, Daughter" Gal]]
* [[spoiler: WhatTheHellHero: Breaks up with Peter when she realizes he is Spider-Man and assumes their whole relationship was a lie.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:High School and College Classmates]]

!! Eugene "Flash" Thompson/[[spoiler: Comicbook/{{Venom}} IV]]
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* AsianGalWithWhiteGuy: Had a relationship with Sha-Shan though she went to America and re-met him from Vietnam, and then they started something. Averted in ''Spectacular Spider-Man'' where she seems to have been born in America.
* AscendedFanboy: [[spoiler:[[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] when he gets the Venom suit. He shoots webs and wall crawls, shouting "I'm Spider-Man!" They correct him that he's actually the new Venom, and then he whines that some other super-heroes are LegacyCharacters and he wanted to be one.]]
* BadassNormal: Well, he didn't earn his rank as Corporal in the U.S. Army on looks...
** HandicappedBadass: After his HeroicSacrifice in Iraq saving some of his squadmates under fire & kicking a lot of terrorist ass, he lost both of his legs.
** [[spoiler: BadassAbnormal: He is offcially the government-sanctioned 4th incarnation of Venom.]]
* [[LovesMyAlterEgo Big Fan of My Alter-Ego]]: Even in the earliest stories, he was a huge fan of Spider-Man and was as committed to defending him as he was to giving Peter Parker a hard time.
* BlondeGuysAreEvil: Well, a big jerk... in high school. Grew out of it later & became one of Pete's best friends.
* CharacterDevelopment: He grew from being a JerkJock, to JerkWithAHeartOfGold, to one of Peter's closest friends in his adult life.
* EmbarrassingFirstName
* HiddenDepths: Back in the high school days he once admitted that it was he that started a fight with Parker, after Parker got caught fighting.
* {{Irony}}: Picked on Peter in high school, but was Spidey's biggest fan.
** LovesMyAlterEgo: A rare ''non-romantic'' version of this trope.
* JerkJock --> JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* [[spoiler:SuperpoweredEvilSide: Must be careful not to get angry while wearing the Venom symbiote]].

!! Harry Osborn / Green Goblin II / American Son
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* {{Abusive Parent|s}}: Norman. ''Oh boy'', Norman.
* AvengingTheVillain
* BackFromTheDead
* CannotSpitItOut
* CallingTheOldManOut: In American Son, Harry finally gives one to Norman. His revival was worth it, just for that.
* [[CoolPlane Cool Glider]]
* CrazyJealousGuy
* CreateYourOwnVillain
* CycleOfRevenge
* DrugsAreBad: In a landmark issue StanLee defied the comics code authority to spread this message (revolutionary at the time...) when Harry overdoses and nearly dies from taking too many pills... his drug problems are translated as DrowningMySorrows in TheMovie and a "Globulin Green" addiction in ''TheSpectacularSpiderMan''.
* EasyAmnesia
* EvilTastesGood: In TheMovie: "MMMM, so good!"
* FriendlyEnemy
* GadgeteerGenius
* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor
* {{Impossibly Cool Weapon}}s: Apparently Harry redesigned the Goblin weaponry so that it's even COOLER.
* LegacyCharacter: Green Goblin II.
* LivingWithTheVillain: Peter and Harry are best friends... and, from time to time, mortal enemies.
* PoweredArmor
* [[spoiler: RedemptionEqualsDeath]]
* RivalTurnedEvil
* RoomFullOfCrazy
* [[spoiler: TwoFaced]]: In TheMovie
* TwoGuysAndAGirl: Peter, Harry, and Mary Jane... [[SarcasmMode yes, this will end well...]]
* TheUnfavorite: The comics originally had Norman (when not as the Green Goblin) as an absentee father that loved his son, but since his return, his opinion of his son hasn't been very kind. The adaptations also tend to go this route. And remember, Harry is an only child. More recent writers have actually played with the idea that Norman sees ''Peter'' as more worthy of being his son.
* WellDoneSonGuy
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: What happened to his and Liz's son post-''OMD''?
** Um, nothing special. He still lives with his mom [[spoiler: and uncle]].
* YouKilledMyFather

!! Randy Robertson
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* AlliterativeName
* AngryBlackMan

!! Kenny "King Kong" [=McFarlane=]
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* TheBigGuy
* CanonForeigner: To the mainstream comics.
** CanonImmigrant: To ''TheSpectacularSpiderMan''.
* HiddenDepths
* JerkJock
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold

[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Daily Bugle]]

!! John Jonah Jameson

* {{Abusive Parent|s}}: His [[WickedStepmother Abusive Step-Dad]].
* AlliterativeName: Taken even further recently: he's J. Jonah Jameson ''Junior''.
* AntiVillain: Type I.
* BadassMustache
* BadBoss: Played with. He regularly verbally abuses those that aren't Joe Robertson, but he's also protective of his staff.
** BenevolentBoss in reality: Illustrated [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome rather well]] in the first movie, where he protects Peter from the Green Goblin by refusing to say who takes their pictures of Spider-Man, despite the fact that doing so would certainly result in severe personal injury or worse.
* CoolOldGuy
* DaEditor
* DependingOnTheWriter: JJJ's character varies from writer to writer and the reasoning behind his hatred of Spider-Man and the depth of that hatred run the gamut from being a jerkass to secretly being jealous of Spider-Man's truly heroic nature.
* DotingParent: Praises his son, the astronaut John Jameson, every chance he can get. He may be [[DisappearedDad compensating]].
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Stands up for human rights... because he HatesEveryoneEqually!
** He is absolutely commited to truth in reporting. Despite his hatred of Spidey, Jameson has always refused to use fake images in his newspaper.
* GeorgeJetsonJobSecurity: Played for laughs in the second movie, where he fires and un-fires Peter in the span of five seconds.
* HeroicBSOD: After Spencer Smythe shackled Spidey and Jonah together with a bomb. As time was about to run out, Jonah cracked under the pressure. Spidey naturally saved the day in the nick of time, but Jonah realizes that the man he hates most has seen him at his most vulnerable. Already reeling from the supposed death of his son, Jonah launches a new anti-Spidey campaign and appears to be having a nervous breakdown. [[spoiler:It would later be revealed he was being pushed over the edge by Jonas Harrow, though.]]
* HiddenDepths: From his verbal tirades against Spider-Man and his own staff, you'd never know how much Jonah loves his family or how much he values those that work for him. He's also a staunch supporter of human and civil rights for ''everybody,'' black, gay, mutant, whatever. Heck, he even paid Peter's legal bills during TheCloneSaga (secretly, of course).
* IntrepidReporter: Was a photojournalist in World War II, among other hostile environments and eras.
* ITakeOffenseToThatLastOne: When accused of spreading MaliciousSlander "It is NOT! Slander is spoken, [[BlackmailIsSuchAnUglyWord in print, it's libel.]]"
* {{Jerkass}}
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold / JerkWithAHeartOfJerk
* StrawmanNewsMedia: Outside his hatred of superheroes, his integrity as a journalist is unimpeachable.
* UngratefulBastard: Spidey has saved his and his loved one's lives again and again, and yet he goes right back to smearing the superhero as always.

!! Joe "Robbie" Robertson

* BlackBestFriend: Jonah
* GeorgeJetsonJobSecurity: He has been threatened with being fired a few times and in 2005, Jonah fired him and issues later went to his house to apologize and mentioned he would start to beg if he refused.
* {{Good Parent|s}}
* TheLancer: To Jonah.
* NiceGuy
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure
* RedOniBlueOni: Blue to Jonah's very, very, red one.
* SecretSecretKeeper: For decades before ''CivilWar'', it had long since been implied that Robbie knew who Spider-Man was, but didn't say anything (due to the awkward position of paying Peter for taking pictures of himself for years).

!! Ben Urich

* BigBrotherMentor: To Peter Parker sometimes in ''Ultimate Spider-Man''.
* HotScoop

!! Ned Leeds

* BrainwashedAndCrazy: Courtesy of Roderick Kingsley.
* LegacyCharacter: Was believed to have been the original Hobgoblin for some time.
* RaceLift: ''TheSpectacularSpiderMan'' made him a Korean American, shortening his surname to "Lee".
* TheRival: When Pete was dating Betty Brant and when Ned and Betty were married.

!! Gloria "Glory" Grant

* AlliterativeName
* SexySecretary

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Spider-Man's Allies]]

!! Jessica Drew / {{Spider-Woman}} I

* FetishFuelStationAttendant: Seriously, she's easily the most popular Spider-Woman partially for this reason.

!! Cassandra Webb / Madame Web

* BlindSeer
* TheCassandra: It's even in her name!
* OmniscientMoralityLicense: [[MoralDissonance Especially in the 90s cartoon.]]

!! Hobie Brown / The Prowler

* AngryBlackMan
* ExpressiveMask
* GadgeteerGenius
* HeartIsAnAwesomePower: He defeated Spider-Man (temporarily) using gadgets he invented for ''window cleaning''.
* WeakButSkilled: In his first appearance he was able to do rather well by catching Spider-Man off guard.

!! Captain John Jameson

* AcePilot
* AlliterativeName
* AnimalMotifs
* AntiVillain
* TheCaptain
* ClingyMacGuffin: The moonstone turning John into the Man-Wolf.
* HeelFaceTurn
* IKnowYoureInThereSomewhereFight
* OurWerewolvesAreDifferent
** TotallyNotAWerewolf
* PhysicalGod: As Stargod.

!! Thomas Fireheart / Puma

* AnimalMotifs
* BirdsOfAFeather: for a while he was dating the Black Cat
* {{Depower}}:Briefly, after having gone against his tribe's wishes.
* CareerKillers: Something he does on the side.
* [[CatGirl Cat Boy]]
* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor
* MagicalNativeAmerican
* MustMakeAmends: After he attacks Spider-man for a theft he was framed for Puma sets out to clear his name, and buys The Daily Bugle to help him do it.
* OddFriendship: With CaptainAmerica villains Armadillo and Deadly Nightshade after MODOK's 11.
* RichIdiotWithNoDayJob
* SuperStrength
* TheChosenOne: Back before The Beyonder who orchestrated the secret wars storyline was {{retcon}}ed into a comparative wimp he was almost Omnipotent and literally nothing else in the marvel universe could hurt him except Puma, who was part of a BreedingCult to produce such an individual. The cosmic power only manifested when Beyonder was around him though.
* ThenLetMeBeEvil: After he is framed for a felony regarding a bribe and has his assets frozen he ends up working for M.O.D.O.K. to get his fortune back.
* VoluntaryShapeshifting
* WorthyOpponent: Considers Spider-Man to be one.

!! Mark Raxton / Molten Man

* TheBrute: When his temper gets the better of him.
* GeniusBruiser: He has both science smarts and superhuman strength
* HairOfGold: Duh.
* HeelFaceTurn: Went from being a Jerkass Anti-hero/villain to accepting his change and apologizing to Liz.
* {{Jerkass}}: Gave a lot of crap to Liz back in the day. He got better at least.
* KungFuProofMook: Spider-man's webs did not stick to him.

!! Ollie Osnick / The Steel Spider

A chubby young nerd who idolized Dr. Octopus and built his own set of octopus tentacles. After meeting Spider-Man, he idolized Spidey instead and redesigned himself as "Spider-Lad", Spider-Man's sidekick. After being turned down by Spider-Man, he's had an off-again off-again career as the Steel Spider, in a metal exo-suit equipped with Spider-like abilities.

* AscendedFanboy
* TheChewToy: Literally, once Venom III got his fangs into him.
* GadgeteerGenius
* {{Gonk}}
* JumpedAtTheCall
* LoonyFan
* ProgressivelyPrettier: Since somewhere in the Nineties he started to look much more slender and muscular. And to wear a cooler costume.
* ThisLoserIsYou

!! Anya Corazon / Araña / Spider-Girl

* AccidentalMurder: [[spoiler:Her father was in the middle of a Red Hulk rampage and was accidentally killed by him]].
** [[spoiler: Or not, it's been revealed that her father was actually poisoned at the same time the Red Hulk was, by a NebulousEvilOrganisation called "Raven" who thought [[IntrepidReporter Gilberto]] [[MurderIsTheBestSolution was getting a bit too close to their tracks]], the poison caused the Red Hulk to rage and also caused his heart to fail, his presumably dead body was then crushed by falling rubble as Red Hulk proceeded to rampage.]]
* BadassNormal: [[BroughtDownToNormal She doesn’t have any superpowers now.]]
** It seems she has a new set of spider-powers with the outbreak of SpiderIsland. She now seems to have speed, strength, camolflauge and Peter's organic web shooters from 'The Other', truly making her Spider-Girl. Unlike most, she keeps these powers after the storyline.
* TheChosenOne: It was stated in a "WhatIf" story that if Peter Parker is killed or did a FaceHeelTurn, Anya would have to become the new "Web of Life" Champion, which would lead to...
** ItSucksToBeTheChosenOne: Her first mission would be take down Peter Parker (if he became evil), and after that took the [[ComesGreatResponsibility role]] [[HeroWithBadPublicity of]] [[LovedINotHonorMore Spider-]][[RoguesGallery Man]].
* DeadSerious: Brutally done to [[spoiler:her father]].
* DistaffCounterpart
* {{Expy}}: Her original exoskeleton is generally modeled after ''KamenRider''.
* EnemyMine: With [[spoiler:The Kingpin and Hobgoblin]] on Spider-Island.
* EpicFlail: She used to wield a pair of bolas.
* FutureBadass / [[CynicalMentor Cynical]] [[BigBrotherMentor Big Sister Mentor]]: In SpiderGirl
* {{Guile Hero}}ine: Has demonstrated traces of this now that she has lost her powers, [[spoiler:most recently in using her civilian clothes as a trap to lure out Kraven's daughter into a one on one fight as opposed to letting herself be ambushed]].
* HeroicBSOD: After [[spoiler:her father's death]]
* IJustWantToBeSpecial: After losing her powers (and before she got new ones), Anya had some doubts about her usefulness as a costumed hero. One particular moment was when she became depressed because she thought that if she had retained her old powers, maybe she could have prevented [[spoiler:Rikki Barnes' death]].
* LegacyCharacter: Her mother was apparently one of many hunters in the Spider-society and Anya briefly succeeded her as one. Later Julia Carpenter gave her the Spider-Woman costume, but she chose to keep her old nickname. Eventually, she changed to Spider-Girl.
** NamedByDemocracy: She didn't actually choose the name Spider-Girl, she resigned herself to it because everyone kept calling her that.
* OlderSidekick: Formerly she had Miguel the mage and liked to assert her superiority since her hunter spirit was the source of his magic. Miguel is now a DeadSidekick.
** KidSidekick: Anya ended up over her head after being taken under Miss Marvel's wing so it did not last.
* ParentalAbandonment: Originally only lacked a mother, [[spoiler:but Paul Tobin's first order of business as he took the character over was too kill her [[DotingParent loving dad]].]]
* PowerTattoo: Formerly her tattoo could project a chitinous armored carapace and also draw it back in when Anya didn't want it around but this ability was lost after Doomsday Man ripped the carapace from Anya's body.
* {{Retcon}}: The position of her old tattoo was changed from a Spider-like tattoo on her right shoulder to a big Spider-like tattoo on her back.
* SecretIdentity: Her identity was revealed during ''Civil War'', but when she became Spider-Girl, her identity became secret again.
** This is a little subverted. A lot of people know her true identity because Anya is really careless at keeping her identity as a secret, often tweeting her whole life, putting her costume in open bright streets and arriving her apartment and staying inside with the costume on. Her friend Rocky and [[spoiler:The Kingpin]] have pointed out how easy was for them to find out her true identity.
* SuperDrowningSkills: If a part of Anya's carapace was submerged the thing would suffocate her. It does not quite count as a WeaksauceWeakness since she could just retract it and swim normally if needed but was a potential disadvantage in certain areas.
* TheSymbiote: Though of a different kind than Venom and Co.
** MistakenIdentity: She was believed by Ezekiel's Web-corps to be their foretold champion and host to the source of their magic, a hunter spirit. It turned out their real chosen one, Nina, was already in the group and the hunter only bonded with Anya by mistake. Nina was deemed unworthy after failing the proper ritual, which was rigged since the hunter's host was ''also'' foretold to die in battle. [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything Oh, and after Anya gets rid of the hunter and it goes to the proper host it copies her carapace and they attack her.]]
* TearsOfFear: When she was imprisoned during the "Grim Hunt".
* TooHappyToLive: [[spoiler:Her father was a nurturing, caring, and accepting parent who while concerned and apprehensive, still did his best to understand his daughter's need to do good with the abilities she'd trained so dedicatedly. So naturally, first order of business in her new series was to kill him.]]
* WallCrawl: Back when she had powers. The marvel handbook actually said she couldn't despite her frequently demonstrating otherwise on panel.

!! [[FantasticFour Johnny Storm / The Human Torch]]

* {{Flight}}
* PlayingWithFire
* TheEngineer: He helped create the spider-mobile.
* VitriolicBestBuddies: In the first few years.

!! [[XMen Bobby Drake / Iceman]]

* AnIcePerson
* {{N|oob}}ewb: He accuses Firestar of being one in a comic with Spider-man that was obviously a send up to the ''Amazing Friends'' show.

!! [[SpiderManAndHisAmazingFriends Angelica Jones]] / [[NewWarriors Firestar]]

* ActionGirl
* CanonImmigrant
* CompositeCharacter: She's pretty much Mary Jane Watson with Human Torch's powers.
* DistaffCounterpart: For the Human Torch, see below.
* {{Expy}}: She was created when they couldn't get the rights to use the [[FantasticFour Human Torch]] in the ''SpiderManAndHisAmazingFriends'' cartoon.
* PlayingWithFire
* TwoGuysAndAGirl: Amazing Friends.

!! Tyrone Johnson / Cloak

* AngryBlackMan
* AntiHero
* BadPowersGoodPeople
* BattleCouple: With Dagger.
* BlackCloak
* CastingAShadow
* DarkIsNotEvil
* HyperspaceIsAScaryPlace: He is a living gateway to a dimension of "Darkness".
* LovecraftianSuperpower

!! Tandy Bowen / Dagger

* ActionGirl
* BattleCouple: With Cloak.
* HolyHandGrenade
* LightEmUp
* MoralityPet: For Cloak.
* MostCommonSuperpower

!! Patrick Mulligan / Toxin I

* BadPowersGoodPeople
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Has not been seen since 2006. [[spoiler:In "Hunt of the Symbiotes", the symbiote is seen separated from him, but he still does not appear. Toxin is now bonded to Eddie Brock instead.]]
* ClingyCostume
* CombatTentacles
* CursedWithAwesome
* DarkIsNotEvil
* [[spoiler:DroppedABridgeOnHim: Killed off-screen by Blackheart.]]
* FireForgedFriends: With Spider-Man and the Black Cat.
* HappilyMarried: Well, he ''was'', and then the plot happens, so he's stuck raising the spawn of Carnage instead of his own son.
* [[IHateYouVampireDad I Hate You, Symbiote Dad]]
* ItsNotYouItsMyEnemies
* MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily: Though he is able to conceal the symbiote's mouth.
* NewYorkCityCops
* OddFriendship: With the [[ClassyCatBurglar Black Cat]].
* PapaWolf
* PhlebotinumRebel: Quite literally.
* SuperpowerLottery
* SuperStrength
* TheSymbiote
* UnfortunateNames
-->'''Venom:''' We're naming him [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Toxin]], isn't it pretty?
* WallCrawl
* WhiteSheep: The symbiote.

!! Captain George Stacy

* TheCommissionerGordon
* CoolOldGuy
* DaChief
* HeroicSacrifice: He was crushed by falling debris while saving a child.
* KilledOffForReal
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Of the few cops to show trust in Spidey, George was the first.
* SecretSecretKeeper: Upon his introduction, George was determined to figure out Spider-Man's true identity (as he felt it would better make him understand the young hero's motives). Peter made sure to watch his step, but upon his death, George revealed that he had long-since figured out the truth, but kept the secret out of respect.

!! Jean [=DeWolff=]

* KilledOffForReal
* LovesMyAlterEgo: Developed a crush on the webslinger, though was never blatant about it. Spider-Man didn't figure out the truth until after she had died.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Villains]]
!! NormanOsborn / Green Goblin I / Iron Patriot

* [[AbusiveParent Abusive Father]]: Had one, and was one to Harry.
* AmbitionIsEvil
* AnimeHair: A mild case, but his "horizontal cornrows" are widely mocked.
* ArchEnemy: One of them. Though, since his return in the 90's, he has eclipsed the other two.
* AscendedFanboy: Apparently he was a big fan of comic books as a child.
* AxCrazy
* BadassInANiceSuit
* BadBoss: Mainly to the Thunderbolts.
** Oscorp employees, too. During "The Final Chapter" arc, he uses several employees as unknowing test subjects for his DNA weapon. The first ''Pulse'' storyline also demonstrated his habit of murdering his employees to satisfy his urges.
* BeingTorturedMakesYouEvil: Attempted to invoke this with Peter. Nearly succeeded. Added a lot of points to Peter's [[TheWoobie woobie factor.]]
* BigBad: For a lot of Spidey's recent existence. And of ''Comicbook/DarkReign''.
* BlueBlood: comes from old money. His father squandered the family fortune and Norman built it back up.
* BoardToDeath
* BrokenAce
* CanonImmigrant: Thematic example. In ''Revenge of the Green Goblin'', Osborn, his son Harry then long dead, started to realize that Peter himself was everything he ever wanted in a son and heir -- smart, resourceful, tough, and able to live through everything life throws at him. This was since retconned out of existence (partly because Harry is back, partly because Norman no longer knows who Spidey is), but it was well received and became an integral part of his character in other media, such as the movie and the ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan'' cartoon. So successful some more recent fans thought it was [[NewerThanTheyThink an integral part of the character]].
* CharacterDevelopment: He is a very different person from the one who appeared in the 60's and 70's, but not just because of DependingOnTheWriter. The main difference is the Osborn from the old stories had no idea he was the Green Goblin; the one in the modern takes knows, took control... and realized he liked it. The other big one is the changing nature of his emnity with SpiderMan, from business, to personal, to ''very'' personal, to twisted admiration, and finally warped FriendlyEnemy. ''OneMoreDay'' regressed it back to "very personal", minus the motivator of Harry being dead.
* ColorCodedForYourConvenience
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Despite a common belief, he predates LexLuthor in this department.
* [[CoolPlane Cool Glider]]
* CrazyPrepared: Mac Gargan once described one of Norman's hideouts as a "cornucopia of plans and counter-plans."
* CutLexLuthorACheck: Frequently {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d, though also inverted. The Hobgoblin at first thought Osborn had to be a fool to use his amazing tech in the same way when he could easily make a fortune out of it, but then realized that Osborn, like himself, already ''had'' money; what he wanted was power, which selling his tech wouldn't gain him but being the only one to use it would.
* DeathSeeker: [[http://www.spideykicksbutt.com/GreenwithEvil/DeathintheFamily.html In one storyline]] (in which he {{Mind Rape}}s Spider-Man in an attempt [[SuicideByCop to get Spidey to kill him.]])
* DependingOnTheWriter: MarkMillar's version of the character is noticeably smarter -- bordering on OmnidisciplinaryScientist -- compared to most other takes on the character.
* DontTellMama
* EasyAmnesia: Formerly. Now mostly averted.
* EvilHasABadSenseOfHumor: Type 2 at times as the Green Goblin. He can rival The Joker in this trope.
* EvilCounterpart: To Peter. Also to [[IronMan Tony Stark]] (including, but not limited to the Iron Patriot).
* EvilGenius
* EvilLaugh
* EvilMentor: Once tried to be this to Peter. Nearly succeeded.
* EvilSoundsDeep
** Oddly inverted in his pre-''Spectacular'' cartoon appearances, where the Goblin had a high, screeching voice and laugh. (In fact, a later Goblin, Phil Urich, weaponized the laugh.)
* FauxAffablyEvil: He tries to be AffablyEvil, but eventually falls in this.
* FriendlyEnemy: Before ''OneMoreDay'', he had started to imagine that he and Peter were these, albeit at a pretty extreme level. Peter didn't agree.
* GadgeteerGenius
* GollumMadeMeDoIt: In TheMovie
* GoodParents: In ''SpiderManTheAnimatedSeries''.
* HeManWomanHater
* HoistByHisOwnPetard
* {{Impossibly Cool Weapon}}s: The razor bats and the pumpkin bombs, especially in TheMovie.
* JekyllAndHyde: Subverted. Norman is evil. The Goblin is just crazy-evil.
** Played straight in many of his incarnations outside of the comics, however, like ''SpidermanTheAnimatedSeries'' or the movies of Sam Raimi.
* LivingWithTheVillain
* TheMentallyDisturbed: Norman has been consistently depicted with a range of mental illnesses, in addition to his psychopathic tendecies. He is a manic depressive, prone to violent mood swings and, untreated, paranoia, hallucinations and occasionally a SplitPersonality. This is ''in additon to'' his textbook sadism, egomania and antisocial personality, and they tend to make each other worse. It's very common for these to bite him in the ass particularly since he denies or covers up the fact that he has such "weaknesses". It especially threatens his attempts to be a VillainWithGoodPublicity, usually because he finds himself unable to control his homicidal urges.
* MoralityPet: Harry; once in the 70s, Peter defeated the Goblin by showing him his overdosed son, causing the Goblin to actually cry and snap back to Norman's benign personality.
** Also the Ultimate version, who ''asked to be killed'' after seeing what he did to Harry.
** And now subverted to hell and back, as Norman has tried to ''murder him''. For ''ratings''.
* NeverMyFault
* NotSoDifferent: The HannibalLecture in TheMovie. Occasionally in the comics. He really does have a lot in common with Peter.
* OffscreenVillainDarkMatter
* TheOmniscientCouncilOfVagueness: The Cult of Scryer.
* PoweredArmor
* ProfessorGuineaPig
* {{Retcon}}: In the 60s and 70s, he was portrayed as being a decent guy before becoming the Goblin, however since his return, it's been established that even before he became the Goblin, he was quite a bastard.
** Um, decent? In the early comics when his origin is revealed, we found out he screwed his business partner over and had him arrested and then stole his formula. The only difference is that before the retcon, Norman genuinely loved his son, but he was still power hungry. The Goblin formula just made him crazy.
** It seemed more like that Norman started off as a misguided father who gave his son gifts. Then one day there was a lab accident and he gradually became a JerkAss and stopped being a legitimate businessman then became a villain.
*** Oddly, the Norman side only became unambiguously good when he had amnesia.
* RoguesGalleryTransplant: Ever since that time he [[Comicbook/DarkReign basically took over the country]], he's been on loan to Comicbook/TheAvengers, and WordOfGod says there are no immediate plans to give him back.
* SecretCircleOfSecrets: The Cult of Scrier.
* SelfMadeMan: He comes from a rich family, but his father squandered their fortune, forcing Norman to build it back up himself.
* TheSocialDarwinist
* TheSociopath
* StuffedInTheFridge: The classic example; the Goblin's killing of Gwen Stacy.
* SuperpoweredEvilSide: Subverted. Played straight in the early stories when he got amnesia and lost his powers, but now his powers are permanent regardless of who is in control (though the Goblin has not actually been in control since then).
* SuperStrength
* ThrowDownTheBomblet: He loves his pumpkin bombs.
* TookALevelInBadass[=/=]TookALevelInJerkass: He is several magnitudes more dangerous, calculating and sadistic than he was in his early appearances since he came BackFromTheDead. The main reason for this is that though ''Osborn'' survived being HoistByHisOwnPetard back in the 70's, [[SplitPersonality The Goblin]] seems to have been largely suppressed. The result though was that Norman retained his memories as the Goblin for once and evolved into a much more rational psychopath who was able to take advantage of his considerable strength, intelligence and resources, and since he decided that EvilTastesGood he now frequently [[KickTheDog Kicks the Dog]] ForTheEvulz. Some notable examples include:
** Killing Peter and Mary-Jane's unborn baby [[spoiler: probably]].
** Getting Flash Thompson drunk and putting him behind the wheel of a truck (after hiring the unwitting Flash to be his driver, just to mess with Peter), resulting in Flash being brain damaged after Osborn made the truck crash into his and Peter's school (oh, and class was ''in'').
** Trying to murder ''everyone'' who was connected to either Peter or his son (he felt that those friends had [[NeverMyFault "betrayed him"]] and indirectly caused Harrys death by making him a weakling) after orchestrating [[XanatosRoulette "The Clone Saga"]], a convoluted plot to drive Peter insane (meaning he nearly got Marvel ''bankrupt'', which means he is guilty of both ArsonMurderAndJaywalking ''and'' being an OmnicidalManiac).
** Attempting once to murder every living thing ''on the planet'' by turning them into prehistoric goo (he was more crazy than usual at the time thanks to some messing with magic, which convinced him he was a PhysicalGod and mistakenely think he would survive such a scheme, but the plan was clearly set in motion before that occured).
** Giving a prison guard advice on how to cure his wife's illness, that actually made the woman die a faster and more painful death (the guard [[IdiotBall came to him]]).
** And after ''BrandNewDay'', he tried to murder ''his own son'' just because the public would feel sorry for him and give him more support, since his son was dead.
* {{Ubermensch}}: [[NietzscheWannabe There were shades of this]] in TheMovie.
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: Became one at the end of ''SecretInvasion'', and rode on this throughout ''Comicbook/DarkReign''.
** He was also this after his return, where he expended considerable resources to trick the masses into believing he was never the Green Goblin.
* WeCanRuleTogether: To Spidey, mainly in the movie but briefly in the comics.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: In ''Comicbook/DarkReign''. Or rather, he ''thought'' he was one of these, but liked to gloss over the fact that he was often creating his own problems, [[HeroSyndrome sometimes on purpose]].
* WouldHurtAChild: His biggest MoralEventHorizon in the movie is when he threatens to drop both MJ and a tram full of kids to their doom and forces Spider-Man to make a SadisticChoice between saving MJ or the kids. [[spoiler:He manages to save both.]]
* XanatosRoulette: "The Clone Saga"

!! Dr. Otto Octavius / Dr. Octopus

* AlliterativeName
* AffablyEvil: In the first annual, he kidnapped Betty Brant and Aunt May and then gave them tea and cookies while apologizing for neglecting his guests.
* AntiVillain: In TheMovie
* ArchEnemy: Another contender. First villain to defeat Spider-Man, first villain to take up an entire issue, first villain to get his own two-part story, leader of the Sinister Six. Had the role during most the original Stan Lee run and for most of the hiatus when Norman Osborn was thought dead (whenever the Jackal, Hobgoblin, or Venom didn't have the role).
* {{Badass}}: Despite being fat and blind without his glasses, he's one of Spider-Man's deadliest enemies.
* BadassLongcoat: The movie and ''TheSpectacularSpiderMan''.
* BadassNormal: He has no superpowers but his arms more than compensate.
** BadassAbnormal: Can control the arms psychically, even when disconnected.
* BaldOfEvil: At the moment.
* BigBad: for his arc and the second movie.
* BlindWithoutEm
* BrokenAce
* ClothesMakeTheSuperman: Without his tentacles he's a normal guy... although he's a genius and could build more...
* CombatTentacles
* CoolShades
* CyberneticsEatYourSoul
* DidMomJustHaveTeaWithCthulhu: At one point, Aunt May was ''dating'' him.
* EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas
* EvilCounterpart: To Peter, on the scale of being a scientist, using smarts for evil purposes and being based in one eight-legged creature. Also he's a motor mouth to Spidey's wisecracks.
* [[spoiler: EvilCripple: He is now dying from internal injuries sustained over the years from being beaten up by Spider-Man, and has constructed a suit of PoweredArmor to prolong his life.]]
* EvilGenius
* GlassCannon: If Spidey can get past the tentacles, it doesn't take much to knock him out. This is being played ''very'' harshly in ''BND'': the years of repeated blunt force trauma have shortened his lifespan (he only has one year, 18 months at most, left to live) and left him a wreck. He's added four extra arms to compensate, and is looking for ways to stave off death.
* GogglesDoNothing
* LightningBruiser: Often surprises Spidey by moving very fast.
* MadeOfIron: Averted. Its been mentioned that he had to create armor due to the incredible damage he has taken as his durability is still normal.
* MommasBoy
* MotorMouth: Sometimes depicted as constantly talking... even by older comic book standards.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Some sources say that his look was based on Roy Orbison.
** Spidey himself even calls him "Roy Orbison's evil twin" at one point.
* PetTheDog: Some writers tend to depict him as actually enjoying Aunt May's company... but not in a romantic way.
* [[spoiler: RedemptionEqualsDeath]]: In TheMovie.
** [[TheCloneSaga In comics too.]] [[UnexplainedRecovery Once]].
** [[UltimateSpiderMan Twice now, actually.]]
* RougeAnglesOfSatin: [[http://goodcomics.comicbookresources.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/superman.JPG He once called Spider-Man]] "[[{{Superman}} Super-Man]]". This was their first meeting and Spider-man was not quite that famous yet.
* SmugSnake
* SpiderLimbs
* StevenUlyssesPerhero
* TookALevelInBadass: Two words, adamantium tentacles. He beat the {{Hulk}} unconscious. He gave IronMan such a thrashing he considered ''retirement''. At the end of the "Revenge of the Sinister Six" storyline (not the novel of the same name), he was, per Spidey's own words, "holding his own" against Spidey, the FantasticFour, the Hulk, GhostRider, {{Deathlok}}, and {{Nova}}. ''At the same time''.
* WickedCultured

!! Eddie Brock / Comicbook/{{Venom}} I / Anti-Venom/[[spoiler: Toxin II]]

* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: Part of the reason why Brock hated Spider-Man so much. The symbiote wanted revenge for being rejected, but apparently held out a bit of hope that its original host would want it back. If that ever happened, the symbiote would abandon Brock in a second - something he knew and (given his cancer) couldn't bear the thought of.
* AlternateContinuity: In the Ultimate Universe, Eddie is Pete's [[OldFriend long lost childhood friend]] and RivalTurnedEvil.
* AntiHero: [[SlidingScaleOfAntiHeroes Type V]] --> [[SlidingScaleOfAntiHeroes Type IV]] as Anti-Venom. Unknown as Toxin.
* ArchEnemy: Not so much nowadays, but early on Venom was basically presented as Spider-Man's '''superior''' EvilCounterpart that was also undetectable to his SpiderSense.
* TheAtoner
* AxCrazy
* {{Badass}}
** BadassAbnormal
* BadassLongcoat
* BadassLonghair
* {{Badbutt}}: The 90s cartoon.
* BelievingTheirOwnLies: "No, no, no. [[TautologicalTemplar We're the good guy.]] Spider-Man's the evil one."
* BerserkButton: As Venom, it was Spider-Man's perceived wrongs against him. As Anti-Venom, not even being ThePunisher will help you if you call [[MoralityPet Jenna Cole]] a junkie to his face.
* BigBad: For his Story Arc and The 3rd movie.
* BlackEyesOfEvil: As [[spoiler: Toxin]].
* [[BlondeGuysAreEvil Strawberry-Blond Guys Are Evil]]
* BloodKnight
* BlueEyes
* BodyHorror
* BrokenAce: {{Backstory}}, he excelled in sports and in school [[WellDoneSonGuy in an unsuccessful attempt to make his father proud...]] and it really messed him up.
* BuildingSwing
* CharacterDevelopment: If there's one good thing about ''BND'' is that Eddie is actually feeling sorry for all the stuff he's done and became Anti-Venom. Now he is Toxin
* ChristianityIsCatholic
* ClingyCostume
* ClothesMakeTheManiac
* ColorCodedForYourConvenience
* CombatTentacles
* CreateYourOwnVillain
* DeadpanSnarker: Sometimes actually made Spidey scream at ''him'' to shut up. Think about it.
* DeathSeeker
* {{Determinator}}
* DidMomJustHaveTeaWithCthulhu: One time, Pete comes home to find Eddie helping Aunt May with the laundry.
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: AxCrazy, HairTriggerTemper, prone to having [[IgnoredEpiphany bouts of self-justification]], and a chocolate addiction... sounds like someone's got a roaring case of PMS...
* DoomMagnet
* DrivenByEnvy
* DudeWheresMyRespect: Occasionally during his run as a NinetiesAntiHero, there would be ungrateful TooDumbToLive citizens that go BullyingADragon [[TheFettered but he would not harm them, not wanting to violate his own code and hurt "innocents"]] (provided they don't resort to violence... [[UnstoppableRage if they attack him, they're fair game.]])
* EnemyMine
* EvilCounterpart: Great power with zero responsibility. Looks like an evil Spider-Man.
* EvilSoundsDeep
* EvilTastesGood
* FangsAreEvil
* FriendlyEnemy: At times...
* FromNobodyToNightmare
* GeniusBruiser: It's DependingOnTheWriter whether his own brains are an InformedAbility or not.
* GoodCostumeSwitch: As Anti-Venom he is a colour-inverted version of Mac Gargan's Venom.
* GoodThingYouCanHeal
* HairTriggerTemper
* HealingHands: As Anti-Venom.
* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor
* HeelFaceTurn
* HeroicSacrifice: Of a sort: [[spoiler: Eddie sacrificed being Anti-Venom to cure the people affected by the Queen's spider-virus during the "Spider-Island" arc. Later he became Toxin.]]
* [[HorrifyingHero Horrifying Anti-Hero]]: Considers himself to be one, especially during his stints as the "Lethal Protector" and as Anti-Venom.
* HonorBeforeReason: Upon first appearance, often claimed that despite his hatred for Spider-Man, others were innocent and would not be harmed. Of course, the trope was often subverted - with him killing [[ArsonMurderAndJayWalking guards, doctors and a clown]] for getting in his way.
* HorrorHunger: [[BrainFood Braaaains!]] ([[EverythingsBetterWithChocolate Chocolate]] [[TrademarkFavoriteFood works too.]]) Taken UpToEleven by the Ultimate version.
* IAmLegion: "We are Venom!"
* IfICantHaveYou: The symbiote specifically. It hates Spider-Man for rejecting it and first bonded with Brock (who hated Spidey for his own reasons) to exact revenge. The second Venom story showed that the symbiote still had a desire to be with Spider-Man, who exploited that to survive the day.
* ImAHumanitarian: Goes fang-in-flesh with HorrorHunger.
* ImplacableMan
* InformedAbility: In his heyday, Venom was widely feared in the rest of the supervillain community, although this likely has more to do with how effective he is against Spidey. He's been defeated much more easily by C-List characters like the villain Styx and the superhero Darkhawk. It crosses into FridgeBrilliance when you realize that he has a major psychological edge against Spider-Man (he knows Peter's civilian identity, and has even visited him at Aunt May's house to freak him out) and is immune to Peter's spider-senses, which puts a major cramp on Peter's usual fighting style. Against someone like Darkhawk, who isn't weakened or psyched out by Venom, Eddie loses all his trump cards and goes down much more easily.
* InvisibilityCloak: One of the Symbiote's powers is a camouflaging effect.
* IWasJustPassingThrough: The number of times he ''saves'' Spider-Man during team-ups.
* KillItWithFire
* [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal: By Venom.]]
* KingpinInHisGym
* KnightTemplar: Despite having [[spoiler: [[BroughtDownToNormal given up being Anti-Venom]] during the "Spider-Island" arc]], Eddie is planning on [[spoiler: carrying out a crusade to eliminate all the symbiotes, regardless of whether they're evil or not - especially Venom. Then he became the new Toxin.]]
* LightningBruiser
* LoudOfWar: Sonic attacks are most effective against the Symbiote.
* LovecraftianSuperpower
* MaliciousSlander
* MoralityPet: As Anti-Venom he gained one in the form of Jenna Cole, a drug addict he cured and was ''extremely'' [[PapaWolf protective]] [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge towards]], although she hasn't been seen since ''New Ways to Live''.
* MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily
* MostWritersAreMale: Venom was originally going to be a ''female'' villain (and a truly innocent victim) but the editors at the time shot that idea down believing that even a [[CuteBruiser superpowered woman]] with MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily [[Comicbook/{{Witchblade}} wouldn't be]] [[WonderWoman physically threatening enough...]]
* [[MyGirlIsNotASlut My Girl Is Not A Junkie]]: Insult Jenna Cole at your own risk. We're looking at you, [[ThePunisher Frank Castle]].
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast
* NeverHurtAnInnocent: DependingOnTheWriter.
* NeverMyFault
* NinetiesAntiHero: The poster-child.
* OffingTheOffspring: Carnage and the CListFodder symbiotes (Scream, Lasher, Trevor, Leslie, [[CloningBlues the Venom-clone]], etc.)
* TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou: "[[FoeYay HE'S MINE!]]''
* OverlyLongTongue
* PermaStubble
* PetTheDog: During an attempt to kill Spider-Man, Venom interrupted things to save a baby from falling to its death.
* {{Phlegmings}}
* PlayingPossum: A favored tactic of his...
* PowerNullifier: The Symbiote cancels out the SpiderSense.
* ProtagonistCenteredMorality: How sympathetic he is depends on whose book it is...
* RevengeBeforeReason
* {{Retcon}}: To both Eddie and the symbiote: Eddie was given terminal cancer, while the symbiote was given an addiction to adrenaline and a [[IAmAHumanitarian growing bloodlust]]. [[StatusQuoIsGod The adrenaline-addicition seems to have been discarded and Eddie was cured]], but the symbiote now makes [[AxCrazy Carnage]] seem tame.
* RivalsTeamUp
* RoomFullOfCrazy
* SanitySlippage: Setting aside the influence the Venom symbiote had on him, while dying of cancer he hallucinates of the symbiote urging him to murder, and after finding out his benefactor is a supervillain he nearly goes off the deep end again. He is currently as obsessed with killing [[MyGreatestFailure Venom and the other symbiotes]] as he was once obsessed with killing Spider-Man.
* SerialKillerKiller
* ShootingSuperman
* SlasherSmile
* TheSociopath
* SociopathicHero
* SpiderSense
* SuperpowerLottery
* SuperStrength
* SurvivalHorror: One of the spin-off mini-series featuring the Venom-clone.
* TheSymbiote: Well, duh!
* TalkingToThemself: [[VerbalTic "WE ARE VENOM!"]]
* TautologicalTemplar
* TerrorHero: He considers himself a Type V as Anti-Venom, but is more a blend of Types I and III.
* UnexplainedRecovery: He was dying of cancer when the Symbiote left him.
** Averted: It was explained that Eddie's cancer was cured by Mr. Negative's HealingHands, which also fused the remnants of the symbiote inside him to his white blood cells, creating Anti-Venom.
* UnstoppableRage
* UpToEleven: Every measurable power that Spider-Man has, Venom has an augmented version. In addition to nullifying the SpiderSense (Spidey's most useful power), this gave Venom pretty much every advantage possible against Spidey in a straight fight. And indeed, trying to take Venom head on in any manner usually spelled suicide for Spider-Man. Later in his career (and in most of the video-games) Spider-Man can usually hold his own by dint of just being a better fighter.
* VoluntaryShapeshifting
* WalkingTheEarth: In the various mini-series.
* WallCrawl
* WeaksauceWeakness: Sonics and fire.
* WellDoneSonGuy: His FreudianExcuse.
* WellIntentionedExtremist
* WolverinePublicity: Lampshaded while he was fighting Nova. Several executives from Marvel Comics watched the two battle and pointed out how an appearance from Venom always boosts sales in their comics and that this battle would be sure to give Nova a popularity boost.
* TheWorfEffect: During team-ups, it's inevitable...
* {{Yandere}}: [[IfICantHaveYou The Symbiote for Peter]] and [[spoiler: Eddie as well]].
** During one issue early in their conflict, Spider-Man actually consults a psychiatrist for advice on dealing with Venom's [[{{Yandere}} love/hate obsession with him.]]


!! Dr. Curt Connors / The Lizard

* AlliterativeName
* AndIMustScream: [[spoiler: At the end of the No Turning Back arc, Connors' human mind is trapped in the Lizard's body during his imprisonment at the Raft -- and he intends to stay that way as self-punishment by not letting anyone know it.]]
* AntiVillain
* ArtificialLimbs: In the MTV and Spectacular Spider-Man cartoons only. Averted in the comics.
* AscendedFanboy: A reptile-loving herpetologist who becomes a reptile himself.
* TheAtoner
* BadassLabcoat
* BigBad: In 'The Amazing Spider-Man' film.
* BodyHorror
* CareerEndingInjury: Losing his right arm ended his surgery and military careers.
* CreateYourOwnVillain: The Iguana and Lizard clone.
* DadTheVeteran: To his son, Billy.
* DarkerAndEdgier: Since the 90s, they've tried making the Lizard more feral and fiercer. And they've tried it again in ''BND'', where [[spoiler: after eating Connors' son, the Lizard shreds his skin and is sleeker, has hair, spikes on his arm, can talk, and seems to revert humans to their reptilian state (?)]] YMMV.
* DependingOnTheWriter: Is the Lizard an intelligent creature capable of cunning plans and science, or is he a mindless beast who just wants to eat people?
* DespairEventHorizon: [[spoiler: The Lizard killing Billy while Connors watches in his mind and can't stop it. Effectively destroys his human side for awhile.]]
* DeathSeeker: Peter seems to think so at some point during the No Turning Back arc.
* DistressedDude: If he's not turning into the Lizard or helping Spider-Man, he's probably being kidnapped or held hostage.
* [[spoiler: EvilAllAlong]] The basis of two retcons (so far) regarding the Connors persona. Generally ret-conned out of continuity when a new writer comes along.
* EvilCripple: Subverted. Connors himself is a genuinely good person when he's human and missing his right arm. The Lizard is evil, but not disabled.
* FaceMonsterTurn
* GeniusCripple
* HappilyMarried: To Martha Connors. [[spoiler: Until she died from cancer.]]
* HealingFactor
* IKnowYoureInThereSomewhereFight: Often occurs since Peter is friends with Connors. A few times Connors was actually in control of the Lizard body, the first when Morbius was introduced.
* ImAHumanitarian: The Lizard is sometimes written as being a monster who eats people rather than turn them into reptiles.
* ImmuneToBullets
* JekyllAndHyde
* JustThinkOfThePotential
* LegoGenetics
* LightningBruiser
* LizardFolk
* LogicalWeakness: Being cold-blooded, the Lizard is susceptible to low temperatures.
* MagicPants: Even in versions where the rest of his clothes are destroyed, including the labcoat, the Lizard will almost always at least still be wearing pants of some kind.
* TheMedic: Connors' occupation before he lost his arm and turned to science.
* TheMentallyDisturbed: In later stories, he's mentioned as having anxiety and depression. It's also implied that he may have PTSD from his war experiences.
* MisanthropeSupreme: As the Lizard. [[spoiler: Possibly as coming from a darker side of his human personality that blames the loss of his arm to humanity's inhumanity during a war.]]
* MoralityPet: His wife, Martha, and son, Billy. [[spoiler: While they were alive, at least.]]
* NiceGuy
* NoOntologicalInertia: Loses his arm again whenever he turns back into a human.
* TheNoseless: Early versions of the Lizard based on Steve Ditko's original design.
* [[spoiler: OffingTheOffspring]]
* PainfulTransformation
* PapaWolf: In some stories where the Lizard is strangely protective of Billy despite hating all humans.
* PrehensileTail
* ProfessorGuineaPig
* ReedRichardsIsUseless: Connors is supposed to be a brilliant scientist who's smart enough to cure cancer, but his experiments often fail and lead to supervillainy instead.
* ReptilesAreAbhorrent
* ResistTheBeast: But he usually fails at it, of course.
* ShellShockedVeteran
* SplitPersonalityTakeover:The Lizard persona had "devoured" Connors' by [[spoiler: killing and eating his own son, and even though he's been reverted to human form remains in control of the body.]]
* SuperpoweredEvilSide
* SuperStrength
* SuperToughness
* ThrowingOffTheDisability: His motivation for creating the regenerative serum. And what happens whenever he transforms into the Lizard.
* TragicVillain
* TraumaCongaLine: Traumatically lost his arm during military service, had to give up his career as a surgeon, mutated into a supervillain reptile with a split personality, lost his wife to cancer, [[spoiler: murdered his own son by eating him as the Lizard]], [[spoiler: has his human mind trapped in the Lizard's body]], ...
* TheWorfEffect: That time he was seriously injured and defeated by Black Cat twice. The Lizard has superpowers. She did not.
* VerbalTic: Sssome writersss have the Lizard hisssssing and lisssping Sss sssoundsss.
* VoluntaryShapeshifting: In a few story arcs, Connors can control his usually non-voluntary transformation into the Lizard and back.
* WallCrawling: One of the earliest Spider-foes to truly have this power too.

!! Cletus Kasady / Carnage

* AndIMustScream: After running afoul of the SilverSurfer, Carnage was imprisoned in a statue-like state - able to think, but in no way able to move or talk. He later got better, though.
* AntagonisticOffspring: To Venom I.
* AxCrazy: Oh God, yes...
* AnAxeToGrind
* {{Badbutt}}: The 90s cartoon.
* BloodyMurder: The Symbiote is somehow bonded to his blood.
* {{Bomb Throwing Anarchist|s}}: The ''Maximum Carnage'' storyline did the whole "[[OlderThanTheyThink Agent of Chaos]]" thing ''before'' ''Film/TheDarkKnight.''
* CardCarryingVillain
* [[spoiler: DroppedABridgeOnHim]]: [[spoiler: The Sentry up and rips him in half... it was very dissatifying to long-time fans who would have preferred making [[ShootTheDog Spider-Man]] and/or [[BigDamnVillains Venom]], or Toxin be the one to do it. Even readers that don't like Carnage expressed distaste with this.]]
** [[spoiler: And yet, fans were still horrified to discover that he was in fact alive.]]
*** [[spoiler: BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor, jerks.]]
* EvilCounterpart: He's [[UpToEleven VENOM's Evil Counterpart]].
* EvilRedhead
* {{Expy}}: For the [[{{Batman}} Joker]] (with [[Film/{{Psycho}} a bit of Norman Bates in there too.]]) Not that SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker was particularly impressed with him when they actually met.
** Arist Erik Larsen even admitted to patterning Kasady's looks on the Clown Prince of Crime.
* ForTheEvulz
* HilariouslyAbusiveChildhood
* IAmLegion: Generally averted. In his first appearance, Kasady acknowledged the Carnage symbiote's intelligence, but tended to refer to himself as "I". Successive appearances had Carnage continue to do so - implying that Kasady outright overtook the young symbiote's personality (the fact that it's bonded with his blood likely helps).
** In the 90s cartoon, Spidey suggests that it's a sign of them taking their 'union' a step further than Venom.
* KillItWithFire: One of the symbiote's weaknesses.
* LightningBruiser
* LoudOfWar: The symbiote's other weakness, although he claims to have developed a resistance to it.
* LovecraftianSuperpower: To a greater degree than Venom.
* MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily: Like "father" like "son".
* MultipleChoicePast
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast
* NietzscheWannabe: He doesn't believe in order and morality, and kills people for fun.
* [[spoiler: NotQuiteDead: The recent Carnage miniseries revealed that the Carnage symbiote managed to keep Kasady alive for nearly a year in space before a corporation found them, removed the symbiote, and gave Kasady [[HollywoodCyborg prosthetic legs]].]]
* PsychoForHire: Only in the 90s cartoon.
* RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver: The symbiote's coloration is red and black, and Cletus is certainly evil all over.
* SelfMadeOrphan: [[MultipleChoicePast Possibly]]...
* SerialKiller: Before he got the symbiote. It just made him worse.
* TheSociopath: Even before being bonded with the Carnage symbiote, Cletus was a diagnosed psychopath.
* TheSymbiote
* UnholyMatrimony: With Shriek.
* VoluntaryShapeshifting
* VillainSong / ImageSong :[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p5vhFhOLCQU Carnage Rules]] by Green Jelly.
* WhereIWasBornAndRazed

!! Adrian Toomes / The Vulture I

* BadassBookworm: Makes powered armor and goes toe to toe with Spidey.
* BaldOfEvil
* CoolOldGuy
* ClothesMakeTheSuperman: Without his suit, he's a normal old man.
* DangerouslyGenreSavvy / OnlySaneMan: In the very first Sinister Six team-up, the Vulture was the only one who advocated that all six of them attack Spider-Man together, as opposed to making him fight them one at a time. After he was outvoted, and his turn did come up, he forced Spidey to remove his web-shooters before the fight ("otherwise I'll just fly away") as he knows the webs were the only reason Spidey won last time.
* DarkerAndEdgier: In the Mark Millar 12-parter, his costume is black and red... and it actually works!
** A new Vulture has popped up that is darker and edgier like it was the 90s again.
** Even before that, two Vultures were introduced in the 60s and 70s to be more formidable replacements. Adrian outlasted them both.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: In 1980, he had a nephew who was loyal to him. When he was shot by a gangster they were trying to kill, he wept and then went berserk at seeing the one family member who cared about him die. Later in 2004, he learned he had a sickly grandson and went on a crime spree to pay for his treatment.
* EvilOldFolks
* IAmAHumanitarian: The Noir incarnation.
* PetTheDog: See EvenEvilHasLovedOnes.
* PoweredArmor: Even his original costume qualified, but in recent decades, it has become more metallic.
* PowerParasite: DependingOnTheWriter, he can drain his victims' youth as a result of stealing their abilities.

!! Quentin Beck / Mysterio I

* BackFromTheDead: In a PeterDavid ''Friendly Neighborhood'' arc with a dose of BodyHorror.
** Before his real death, faking it was something of a favorite tactic of Beck's.
* BadassCape
* BadassNormal
* [[spoiler:CanonImmigrant: Enforced InUniverse. He was running operations in [[MarvelUniverse Earth-616]] and [[UltimateMarvel Earth-1610]] simultaneously with the use of his robotic avatar Ultimate Mysterio. At the end of ''ComicBook/{{Spider-Men}}'', he is incarcerated by TheUltimates in Earth-1610 due to [[DeathBySecretIdentity his knowledge of Peter's secret identity in Earth-616]].]]
* DrivenToSuicide: During KevinSmith's ''{{Daredevil}}'' run, Beck learned he had cancer and wouldn't last long. After making Daredevil's life a living hell, Beck shot himself in the head. However, see BackFromTheDead.
* EvilGenius
* GlassCannon: Really good traps, but once he's face to face with Spidey, he tends to have one or two final tricks before going down quickly.
** PlayedForLaughs in the ''Spider-Man 2'' video game. When Spider-Man meets Mysterio late in the game, it seems to be the set up for a long drawn-out boss battle (the game gives him about ''five'' health bars to diminish). One punch knocks him out.
** This really depends on the writer though. Beck is seomtimes depicted as a BadassNormal who can [[MadeOfIron swallow a ridiculous amount of punishment]] before he [[{{Determinator}} even starts to consider falling down]].
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: He got cancer from overexposure to the materials he used for his illusions.
* LargeHam
* LegacyCharacter: Aside from Beck, Daniel Berkhart and Francis Klum each took up the role for a time.
* MasterOfIllusion
* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: Was shown as returning via supernatural means with new magical powers before ''One More Day''; post-''OMD'', he's been sticking to his usual special effects fakery, implying that his demonic phase was more special effects trickery. Writer Dan Slott has thus far refused to say for sure, though.
* OnlyInItForTheMoney: His main motivation for joining up with Doc Ock's current Sinister Six. [[spoiler:In ''Ends of the Earth'' once Ock's plan is revealed Spider-Man convinces him to pull a HeelFaceTurn, if only for a little bit, due to the fact that the money would be useless should Ock succeed.]]
* RoguesGalleryTransplant: A Spider-Man villain, but also battled with Daredevil.

!! Wilson Fisk / The Kingpin

* {{Acrofatic}}: Averted. See VillainousGlutton.
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking
* BadassNormal
* BaldOfEvil
* BigBad: In the 90s cartoon.
* BigEater: According to Spider-Man.
* FreudianExcuse
* KingpinInHisGym: TropeNamer
* LargeAndInCharge
* TheMafia
* MisterBig
* RaceLift: In the ''Daredevil'' movie. Notably, some versions hold that he originally ''was'' supposed to be black, but Marvel was wary of having a black villain at the time.
* RoguesGalleryTransplant: He's also the BigBad of {{Daredevil}}.
* UglyGuyHotWife: He's not hideous but his wife is a MILF.
* VillainousGlutton: He looks like one, but his body is [[ArtMajorBiology two-percent-fat]] according to ''SpiderManTheAnimatedSeries''. You don't want to know what he can do with all that muscle.

!! Sergei Kravinoff / Kraven the Hunter

* AteHisGun
* [[spoiler: BackFromTheDead: ''Grim Hunt''.]]
* BadassFamily: Though they don't [[BigScrewedUpFamily get along all that well]].
* BadassNormal: Though he's often depicted as getting some kind of [[BadassAbnormal enhancement]] before or after meeting Spidey.
* [[spoiler: CameBackWrong: Thanks to Kaine sabotaging the ritual, he has been 'cursed with un-life' and only Peter can kill him. Mentally, he's all there, just angry about it - Madame Web even mocks his wife for assuming he's changed. He's exactly the same, she just prefers not to remember him that way.]]
* DependingOnTheWriter[=/=]SpellMyNameWithAnS: Writer J.M. [=DeMatteis=] (who wrote "Kraven's Last Hunt" and introduced Kraven's second son and the second Kraven, Alyosha) writes Kraven's last name as "Kravinov".
* DrivenToSuicide
* EgomaniacHunter
* EvilPoacher: It's definitely illegal to hunt Spider-Men.
* HotbloodedSideburns: Ditko used to draw him with an impressive set, although they've been mostly abandoned since.
* HuntingTheMostDangerousGame
* HuskyRusskie: Summed up in ''Spectacular''.
-->''Where'd you come from?''
-->''Mother Russia. By way of Mother Africa!''
* [[spoiler:UnwantedRevival]]
* WickedCultured: In the 90s animated series, at least. In one episode, he quoted (I think) Solzhenitsyn: "I know the Prussian moon/And I know the Prussian stars."

!! Aleksei Sytsevich / "Alex O'Hirn" / Rhino I

* TheBrute
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: In his origin, it was mentioned he got smarter due to the process; however, everyone wrote him as dumb afterwards. Recently, he's gone back to being written as being of at least average intelligence but who knows how long that will last.
* TheChewToy: For a time, {{Deadpool}} shrunk him down to about the size of a hamster and kept him as a pet. He eventually got payback on Deadpool though.
* [[spoiler:DeathSeeker: By the end of ''Comicbook/EndsOfTheEarth'', it's revealed that he's the only member of the Sinister Six in on Doc Ock's ''real'' plan to wipe out 99.92% of all Earthly life, as he feels that a world in which his beloved wife could die so horribly simply doesn't deserve to live. He ultimately commits suicide by drowning, taking Silver Sable with him]].
* DependingOnTheWriter: His intelligence and how strongly affixed his costume is. The first time he took on the Hulk, his costume was more of a slip-on thing, while other writers have made it clear that he can only go to the bathroom due to a tiny flap and he can't get laid. This has since been fixed and he can put it on and take it off at will.
** MarkWaid once explained this by claiming the mutation was unstable regarding his intelligence, then had it stabilized in that same story.
* DumbMuscle
* EvenEvilHasStandards: His fight with Spider-Man in "The Origin of the Species" is short-lived as Spider-Man reads him the riot act for trying to start a fight when Spidey has a baby in tow. Rhino, much to Spidey's shock, actually ''does'' drop the fight and leave of his own accord in response.
* FlowersForAlgernonSyndrome: Becomes a heck of a lot smarter in ''Flowers for the Rhino''. So much so that he reverses it because it made his life far less interesting.
* GeniusBruiser: Briefly in ''Flowers for the Rhino''.
* MoralityChain: His wife, Oksana. She doesn't last long.
** By the end of Doctor Octopus' latest scheme, he's [[spoiler: gone completely insane. Octavius offered him not any sort of wealth or status, but the opportunity to watch the world ''burn''.]]
* PetTheDog: Misses his dead mom and the storyline ''Flowers for the Rhino''.
* RoguesGalleryTransplant: See above about {{Deadpool}} and he has also fought TheHulk several times.

!! William Baker / "Flint Marko" / The Sandman

* AntiHero: Originally a full villain but these days he's this.
** In the films, his depiction is closer to an AntiVillain.
* TheBlob: Can become soft sand or a hard rock.
* BookDumb: Not very well educated but he can be clever in a pinch.
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: Eventually revealed to be the main reason the HeelFaceTurn didn't stick; his old partner, the Wizard, used a device to turn him back into a criminal.
* TheBrute
* ElementalShapeshifter
* EnemyMine: Teamed up with Spidey a few times, once concerning his father in Friendly Neighborhood.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Keemia, as of ''BND'' - they're not actually related, but she thinks of him as a dad.
* FriendlyEnemy
* GlassCannon: Nearly impossible to hurt, but if you bring water into the mix...
* HeelFaceTurn: for most of the 1980s and 1990s.
** And later more of a HeelFaceRevolvingDoor
* {{Jerkass}}: Depends on the writer or...
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Depends on the writer.
* LanternJawOfJustice: Mostly of injustice but he did try to go straight for a time.
* MesACrowd: He seems to have taken a page from Agent Smith recently: the drawback is that his different bodies can act out subconscious urges without him even being aware of it.
* RoguesGalleryTransplant: After Spider-Man, he fought The FF and Hulk in the 70s.
* VoluntaryShapeshifting
* WeaksauceWeakness: First defeated by a power vacuum, also water can really slow him down. And intense heat turns him to glass.

!! Mac Gargan / Scorpion I / Comicbook/{{Venom}} III / The Sinister Spider-Man

* AnimalThemeNaming
* TheAtoner: Played straight, and then brutally [[HeelFaceDoorSlam deconstructed]] in the very last arc of ''Spectacular Spider-Man'' before the beginning of TheCloneSaga. After doing some soul searching, Mac decided to pull a HeelFaceTurn. Immediately afterwards, he bumped into Spider-Man, who was having a very bad day and was delighted to have an opportunity to [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown vent]]. Mac protested that he didn't want to fight and was done being a villain, but Spidey didn't want to hear it and continued to beat the shit out of him despite the guy not trying to fight back. Mac's sanity apparently took a dive due to this traumatic experience, as when we next saw him he'd gone right back to being a bad guy.
* AxCrazy: As Venom.
* TheBrute
* BewareMyStingerTail
* DeadpanSnarker: Especially when he impersonates Spider-Man.
* EvilCounterpart: Based in one arachnid as Spider-Man.
** He also impersonated Spider-Man in Norman Osborn's DarkAvengers.
* EvilIsPetty: At one point he vomited a rabid squirrel onto Dexter Bennett's desk as a prank.
* ImAHumanitarian: As Venom III and the Sinister Spider-Man.
* ManipulativeBastard: Briefly went AWOL from the DarkAvengers and set up a gang war ForTheEvulz.
* PrivateDetective: Was initially an unscrupulous detective hired by JJJ to find out what Peter Parker's connection to Spider-Man was.
* PsychoForHire
* ScaryScorpions
* SuperStrength
* WallCrawl
* WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity: Mild example; the treatment that gave him his powers affected his sanity, making him the psychopath he is today. On a few occasions, he's falsely believed he was stuck in his costume. Being bonded to the [[IAmAHumanitarian Venom symbiote]] didn't help, although Gargan [[DrugsAreBad adjusted]] and came to relish its bloodlust.

!! Shocker / Herman Schultz

* BadassBookworm: Smart guy and puts up a good fight. Has updated and improved his costume and blast gauntlets based upon past encounters with Spider-Man.
* TheChewToy
* ClothesMakeTheSuperman
* HaveAGayOldTime: People mock his name a little more these days.
* IneffectualSympatheticVillain
* LethalJokeCharacter: Half of the real world population seems to think he's just a joke character... but more people need to remember that he's got one of the best records of fighting Spider-Man. His victories rival that of Doc Ock!
** One time he even defeated Spidey with the help of fellow LethalJokeCharacter Trapster (aka Paste Pot Pete). The only reason they let him live was because their employer told them he'd double their pay if they let him go.
* OnlySaneMan: Arguably the most ''professional'' of the Spider-Man rogues.
* RevengeBeforeReason: Also averted.
* SayMyName: One of his more memorable schemes involved causing mass blackouts in Manhattan that when viewed from above spelled out SHOCKER. Can't remember what he was actually trying to do, but it was pretty cool.

!! Dmitri Smerdyakov / Chameleon

* [[AbusiveParents Abusive Half-Brother]]: Kraven the Hunter.
* TheBlank: Has his real face ever been shown?
** Partially in ''The Spectacular Spider-Man'' cartoon.
* CoolOldGuy
* DirtyOldMan: While impersonating Peter during ''Brand New Day''. The writers had to clarify in the letters page that he and Peter's roommate just kissed.
* {{Expy}}: Of the character Smerdyakov in ''TheBrothersKaramazov''. For one thing, both characters are {{Bastard Bastard}}s from big Russian families.
* MasterOfDisguise
* ShapeShifting: TookALevelInBadass and become more of a mutant than needing masks.
** As of his reintroduction in the Gauntlet he's back to using masks.
* TheVoiceless: In the '90s cartoon he only ever spoke when disguised as someone else.

!! Max Dillon / Electro

* BaldOfEvil: Possibly from the process, but he had some tufts of hair; any chance he gets, he blasts his scalp smooth.
* BiTheWay
* PowerCreepPowerSeep: Has been powered up twice in the comics, and tends to be a LOT more powerful in adaptations.
* PsychoElectro: Especially in the ''Spectacular'' cartoon.
* RoguesGalleryTransplant: Become an enemy of Daredevil for a while.
* ShockAndAwe
* TooDumbToLive: He once made fun of Venom's weaknesses to sonics and fire... ''to Venom's face''. Venom later nearly beat him death.
* TookALevelInBadass: In Mark Millar's ''Marvel Knights'', it's shown how terrifying someone with electric powers would actually be; also, he used his powers with metal to magnetize them.
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: During ''The Gauntlet'', he persuades people to rally behind him against government bailouts, arguing that he may be a crook, but [[EvenEvilHasStandards he's never gone after the average man]]. It actually ''works''.

!! Hammerhead

* TheDragon: To the Big Man in ''The Spectacular Spider-Man''.
* FromNobodyToNightmare: It's not known what he was after getting left for dead in an alley, but he certainly didn't have super powers before hand.
** ''BND'' stories have made his background reasonably clear; as a bonus, he's now an example of both TheMafia and TheMafiya.
* SuddenlyEthnicity: Despite being a walking Italian gangster stereotype, when his past is finally revealed, he turns out to be ''Russian''.
* TookALevelInBadass: ''BND'', another alright thing about that period.
* UseYourHead

!! Roderick Kingsley / Hobgoblin I

* ArchEnemy: For most of TheEighties.
* [[spoiler:BackForTheDead]]: [[spoiler: Was killed by Phil Urich while raiding one of Norman Osborn's hideouts for upgraded Goblin gear. [[LegacyCharacter Guess who replaced him]]?]]
** [[spoiler: Subverted in that it was actually Roderick's twin brother Daniel who was killed by Phil Urich.]]
* CainAndAbel: Roderick Kingsley, the heartless, multiple-murderer Hobgoblin, and his twin brother Daniel, the [[spoiler:mostly]] spineless, but well-meaning wimp that Roderick can manipulate and terrify with ease.
* CampStraight: Before he became Hobgoblin, Roderick Kingsley was depicted as a somewhat effeminate fashion designer (Roger Stern based him off RexReed and JimBackus). After his first appearance, some readers wrote in to complain that Stern was stereotyping gay people. Stern, who had never intended Kingsley to be gay, gave him a supermodel escort in his next appearance to make sure everyone knew he was straight. [[{{Unwinnable}} Instead, the same fans said she was just Kingsley's beard.]]
* CorruptCorporateExecutive
* HollywoodHacking
* InTheHood
* JackTheRipoff: Of [[NormanOsborn the Green Goblin]].
* LegacyCharacter: It got so bad that he had to personally kill the ''fourth'' Hobgoblin, who he considered inferior.
** Meanwhile, the second and third ones were his puppets - ones that he happily sacrificed when they [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness were no longer useful]].
* PaletteSwap: Hes the Green Goblin with a blue and orange costume instead of a green and purple costume, a hood and a cape.
** Spider-Man [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] this in their first encounter.
* RaceLift: Became black in ''TheSpectacularSpiderMan''.
* RedEyesTakeWarning
* TookALevelInBadass: Once he found the Green Goblin's gear, and then again when he recreated the strength formula.

!! Morrie Bench / Hydro-Man

* ElementalShapeshifter
* GiantWallOfWateryDoom
* KillItWithWater
* MakingASplash
* StalkerWithACrush: He was obsessed with MJ in ''TAS''.
* TooDumbToLive: A ridiculously high percentage of his defeats seem to come from him [[ElementalRockPaperScissors carelessly electrocuting himself]]. When you're used as a byword for self-defeating stupidity by the Podcast/RiffTrax crew, it's rarely a good sign.

!! Professor Miles Warren / The Jackal

* [[AbusiveParents Abusive Creator]]: To just about every clone he made.
* ArchEnemy: For a few years, he was siccing super villains after Peter Parker and was his more frequent enemy, but from behind the scenes.
* HotForStudent: Gwen Stacy. His refusal to admit it to himself until after she died led to him becoming a supervillain.
* TheManBehindTheMan: He hired numerous villains to attack Peter like Tarantula, the Scorpion, or the Grizzly before going in himself. And here's where it gets impressive: he was this to the Punisher in his debut.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Briefly regained his sanity at the last moment and was able to save the Gwen Clone before dying in an explosion, or so it seemed.
* {{Troll}}: Takes utter joy in plaguing Peter Parker. Spider-Island took super villain trolling to a whole new level. (As if he didn't prove his trolling by cloning Spidey and his dead girlfriend.)
* UnwittingPawn: Of Norman Osborn, per the end of "TheCloneSaga".

!! Kaine / [[spoiler: [[ComicBook/ScarletSpider Scarlet Spider II]] ]]

* AbusiveParents: The Jackal.
* AntiHero: [[spoiler: As the second Scarlet Spider. Where he fits on the scale remains to be seen.]]
* TheAtoner: In ''SpiderGirl'' [[spoiler: and the new ''ComicBook/ScarletSpider'' series]].
* BadassLongcoat
* BadassLongHair
* CainAndAbel: With Peter and Ben.
* CloneDegeneration
* CloningBlues
* CoolOldGuy: In ''SpiderGirl''.
* DeathSeeker
* HeelFaceTurn: Starts during ''Spider-Man: Redemption''. Ends in a [[spoiler: HeroicSacrifice]] in "Grim Hunt".
* [[spoiler: HeroicSacrifice]]: In "Grim Hunt". [[spoiler: Fortunately [[UnexplainedRecovery he gets better]] in "Spider-Island"]].
* [[spoiler: LegacyCharacter: Becomes the new Scarlet Spider after "Spider-Island".]]
* MyGreatestFailure: Killing [[spoiler:the love of his life]] in "The Lost Years" because she was a DirtyCop. [[DeadLittleSister Not to mention losing his "brother" Ben]].
* NameOfCain
* NinetiesAntiHero
* NotSoDifferent: With Ben. It's what starts his HeelFaceTurn.
* [[spoiler: RedemptionEqualsDeath]]
* [[{{Seers}} Seer]]: Has unpredictable, painful visions, [[spoiler: but he seems to have lost this ability following his rebirth]].
* ShadowArchetype: To Ben Reilly, and Peter to a lesser extent.
* UpToEleven: As implied in the comics and later confirmed by WordOfGod, some of Kaine's powers are actually augmented spider-powers - the Mark of Kaine for [[WallCrawl wall-crawling]] and premonitions for SpiderSense.
** [[spoiler: Played straight when he gains the same augmented powers Peter did in ''The Other'' during ''SpiderIsland''.]]
* VitriolicBestBuds: Sometimes, with Ben and Peter, when they weren't trying to kill each other. Also with [[LukeYouAreMyFather his nephew Darkdevil]] in ''SpiderGirl''.

!! Spencer Smythe / Spider-Slayer

* CharacterizationMarchesOn: In his first two appearances he was more of a scientist who was doing a good deed by trying to stop Spider-Man. In the 70s, after a long absence, he was a card carrying criminal.
* DeadGuyJunior: His son Alistair, who also fits GenerationXerox and AvengingTheVillain.
* DeathTrap: Before dying from cancer he makes one last attempt at revenge, he puts a bomb on Spidey and Jameson's wrists.
* TheDragon: His son Alistair became this to the Kingpin in the 90s cartoon. His first attempt at revenge against Spidey and Jameson [[MythologyGag mirrors Spencer Smythe's last one mentioned above]].
* EvilGenius

!! Abner Jenkins / The Beetle

* FrickinLaserBeams
* HeelFaceTurn: As a member of the {{Thunderbolts}}.
* PoweredArmor
* RoguesGalleryTransplant: An enemy of the Human Torch but well known for fighting Spidey too.
* TookALevelInBadass: People today would probably laugh at his old costume, which didn't look very beetle-esque, however when he updated his armor in the 80s it's stuck around.

!! Martin Li / Mr. Negative

* BadassInANiceSuit
* BalanceBetweenGoodAndEvil
* CorruptCorporateExecutive
* TheCorrupter: Mr. Negative's powers allow him to corrupt people's souls when he touches them, giving him some measure of MindControl over them as a result. The more goodhearted the person was prior, the more easily they can be corrupted. [[spoiler:It fails when he tries it on the Hood, since the man's [[DemonicPossession underlying power]] transcends Negative's own]].
* DarkIsEvil: The Mr. Negative persona.
* EvilCostumeSwitch: Whenever Li transforms into Mr. Negative, his hair, skin and even his clothes turn into photo-negative versions of themselves. The same thing applies to anyone he [[TheCorrupter corrupts with his powers]].
* KatanasAreJustBetter
* HealingHands: As Martin Li.
* [[spoiler:InvoluntaryShapeshifting: The transformations between the two personalities happen at random]].
* LightIsNotGood: The Martin Li persona.
* MasterSwordsman
* McNinja: He employs several of these, known as his ''Inner Demons'', who have [[HealingFactor the ability to heal from grievous injury]].
* SplitPersonality: Played with, in that both sides are aware of each other but don't interfere with each other for the most part.
* SuperSerum: How he first got his powers.
* SuperStrength: Strong enough to punch Spider-Man through two buildings with one blow.
* WhiteHairedPrettyBoy: As Mr. Negative.

!! Michael Morbius / {{Morbius}} the Living Vampire

* AntiHero
* BlackmailIsSuchAnUglyWord: In ''TAS''.
-->'''Morbius:''' ...I borrowed this equipment from the ESU Science Department.
-->'''Felicia Hardy:''' Pilfered.
-->'''Morbius:''' ...Borrowed.
* FlyingBrick: Can fly and is strong.
* FriendlyNeighborhoodVampire: At times.
* NinetiesAntiHero
* OurVampiresAreDifferent: Not really a traditional vampire.
* UglyGuyHotWife: He wondered how he got so lucky.

!! Silvio Manfredi / Silvermane

* EvilOldFolks
* [[TheMafia The Maggia]]

!! Lonnie Lincoln / Tombstone

* AdaptationalBadass: In most continuities, he's a brutal thug who does other people's dirty work. He assumes the role of the Kingpin in ''Spectacular'' due to legal issues (and it ''works'').
* BadassNormal: His original role in the comics.
** BadassAbnormal: and then he got actual superpowers
* EvilAlbino / ScaryBlackMan: Yes, both.

!! Frances Louise Barrison / Shriek

* AbusiveParents
* TheAggressiveDrugDealer
* AxCrazy
* BadassFamily: Intent on creating one with Carnage and any other villains they "adopt" into their little family.
* BrownNote
* [[CardCarryingVillain Card-Carrying Villainess]]
* {{Create Your Own Villain}}ess: One flashback suggested that she was a normal drug dealer and only gained her powers when Cloak and Dagger attacked her.
* ConvenientComa: Recently placed in one, courtesy of "Scorn".
* DarkActionGirl
* DarkMistress
* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette: She has black hair and white skin.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: While Carnage and Demogoblin probably just saw her as a useful killing tool, Carrion and Doppelganger actually grew to reciprocate the "motherly love" she had for them.
* EvilMatriarch
* {{Expy}}: Looks like a DistaffCounterpart of {{Lobo}}.
* FacialMarkings
* FashionableAsymmetry
* FluffyTamer
* FormerlyFat: She mentions that she was overweight in her childhood.
* FreudianExcuse: She was horribly abused by her parents.
* GlassCannon: Spider-Man once knocked her out with little more than a flick.
* GlowingEyesOfDoom: Just one, for some reason.
* HandBlast
* HatePlague: She can induce temporary insanity in others; the exact mechanics of this are never explained, but it's presumably an extension of her sonic powers.
* HellBentForLeather
* [[ImTakingHerHomeWithMe I'm Taking Him Home With Me!]]
* IRejectYourReality: She once irrationally blamed Spider-Man for Doppelganger's [[UnexplainedRecovery temporary]] death, even though she was right there when Carnage attacked him.
* IWillPunishYourFriendForYourFailure: When Carnage gets pissed at Shriek for whatever reason in ''Maximum Carnage'' and tries to attack her, Doppelganger steps in. Carnage then decides killing Shriek's "baby" will be punishment enough (though he gets better... after a couple decades).
* LoonyFan: Carnage's groupie.
* LoveMartyr
* MadLove: For Carnage.
* MakeMeWannaShout
* MessyHair
* MetalHead: According to a line in ''Maximum Carnage'', though it later became apparent it's not make-up, and her skin really is just bleach white.
* MindOverMatter
* MommyIssues: Horrible abuse at the hands of her mother caused her to develop a twisted fixation with family and motherhood.
* MostCommonSuperPower
* {{Mutants}}
* NightmareFetishist
* TheOphelia
* ProphetEyes: Her eyes inexplicably become blank midway through the ''Carnage'' miniseries.
* PsychoForHire
* PsychoSupporter
* {{Stripperific}}
* UnholyMatrimony: With Carnage.

! Fred Myers / Boomerang

* ButtMonkey: Sometimes written as a joke villain, especially in Ultimate Spider-Man.
* CallingYourAttacks: In a guest appearance in ''SheHulk'', he called out the name of the type of boomerang he was using out loud. She-Hulk mocks him for this, asking if they're voice-activated, or if he is just on an "anime riff."
* IKnowMaddenKombat: Was a major league baseball pitcher before getting kicked out for accepting bribes. It does help him throwing his boomerangs... A LOT.
* [[JetPack Jet Boots]]: Boomerang likes to use them [[WeaponizedExhaust as a secondary weapon.]]
* PowerArmor
* PrecisionGuidedBoomerang: His WeaponOfChoice.
* PsychoForHire
* RoguesGalleryTransplant: He started out as a Hulk villain, but will be more known as one of Spidey's foes. He's also tangled with Iron Man, the Defenders and the X-Men.
* [[TrickArrow Trick Boomerangs]]: Shatterangs, Gasarangs, Razorangs, Screamerangs, and Bladarangs, just to name a few varieties.

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* BuryYourGays: [[AlternateContinuity Ultimate incarnation]]. [[spoiler: She tells MJ "I'm not even sure I like guys" and then she's killed by Carnage in the very next scene.]]


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* ReallyGetsAround: Openly admits it to Peter during the ''Shed'' arc.
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* ButtMonkey: Oh so very much. In the first film, not only is he being laughed at by the other students for missing the bus, but the driver is deliberately stringing him along for laughs.

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* ButtMonkey: Oh so very much. In the first film, not only is he being laughed at by the other students for missing the bus, but the driver is deliberately stringing him along for laughs.



** In WesternAnimation/UltimateSpiderMan his teammates get weapons from Asgard, except for him. Initially, they make it out to be a sort of ItWasWithYouAllAlong thing that he gets instead, but then it's revealed that when the God that forged the weapons said his words were his most powerful trait, he was talking about Spidey's ability to annoy enemies with this, even gods like [[DidYouPunchOutCtulhu Loki.]]
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This page lists characters and examples that appear only in the 616 incarnation of Spider-Man (with the exception of Miguel O'hara). For the characters featured on the Ultimate version of Spider-Man go [[Characters/{{Ultimate Spider-Man}} here]], for the characters on the [[MarvelComics2 MC2]] Spider-Girl universe go [[Characters/{{Spider-Girl}} here]]. Also, when editing the Human Torch and Iceman entries, only add examples related to Spider-man. For examples related to their respective series go [[Characters/{{Fantastic Four}} here]] and [[Characters/{{X-Men The Original Team}} here]] respectively.

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This page lists The Amazing Spider-Man series became one of the Cash Cows of Marvel Comics back in the day not only for his amazing writers or his unlikely protagonist but also because of his rich, diverse list of supporting characters and examples that appear only kept growing over the years. In this page are listed the many individuals that participated in the 616 incarnation life of Spider-Man (with and Peter Parker.

As you probably have noticed already, The spider-verse is incredibly huge and
the exception many works related to Spidey usually have a lot of Miguel O'hara). For differences between them, so for this page to be more organized, please only list examples for the characters featured on the Ultimate version of original 616 Spider-Man go [[Characters/{{Ultimate Spider-Man}} here]], for the characters on the [[MarvelComics2 MC2]] Spider-Girl and his amazing cast of characters.

Please do not list characters, or examples from other shows, movies or alternate universes here. If you thought of a trope that fits a Spidey from another
universe go [[Characters/{{Spider-Girl}} here]]. please take that example to its respective page.

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Other Spideys can be found on :
[[index]]
* Characters/UltimateSpiderMan
* Characters/SpiderGirl
* [[Characters/{{Spider-ManTheAnimatedSeries}} Spider-Man: The Animated Series]]
* Characters/TheSpectacularSpiderMan
* [[Characters/{{UltimateSpider-Man}} Ultimate Spider-Man (the animated series)]]
* Characters/SpiderManTheNewAnimatedSeries
* [[Characters/{{The Amazing Spider-Man}} The Amazing Spider-Man movie series]]
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'''Remember''', this page is for characters and examples from the 616 Spider-Man series only.
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* {{Adorkable}}: The [[TropeCodifier Trope Codifer]] for Marvel U. He is the sweetest geek ever.

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* {{Adorkable}}: The [[TropeCodifier Trope Codifer]] TropeCodifier for Marvel U. He is the sweetest geek ever.



* BeingGoodSucks: Also the Marvel TropeCodifer for this.

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* BeingGoodSucks: Also the Marvel TropeCodifer TropeCodifier for this.
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* TheHeroDies: [[spoiler: The final fate of [[UltimateMarvel Peter in the Ultimate Universe]].]]



* {{Tsundere}}: Her original characterization. Also her tomboyish Ultimate incarnation.

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* {{Tsundere}}: Her original characterization. Also her tomboyish Ultimate incarnation.



* RevengeBeforeReason: Ultimate Black Cat against the Kingpin (he was the reason [[spoiler: [[YouKilledMyFather her father died in prison]].]])



* CloningBlues: Her {{Ultimate|Marvel}} representative is an OppositeSexClone of Peter.



* VitriolicBestBuddies: In the first few years, friendly in the Ultimate version.

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* VitriolicBestBuddies: In the first few years, friendly in the Ultimate version.
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* VoluntaryShapeshifting: [[AlternateContinuity Ultimate Goblin.]]



* RivalTurnedEvil: In TheMovie and the Ultimate Universe.



* TheMentallyDisturbed: In later stories, he's mentioned as having anxiety and depression. It's also implied that he may have PTSD from his war experiences. In the Ultimate series, he also seems to be an [[TheAlcoholic alcoholic]].

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* TheMentallyDisturbed: In later stories, he's mentioned as having anxiety and depression. It's also implied that he may have PTSD from his war experiences. In the Ultimate series, he also seems to be an [[TheAlcoholic alcoholic]].



* TheChewToy: Especially in UltimateMarvel.

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* TheChewToy: Especially in UltimateMarvel.TheChewToy



* RunningGag: In UltimateMarvel: "[[FirstNameBasis Hi, Herman!]]"
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!! [[Comicbook/{{Spider-Girl}} May "Mayday" Parker / Spider-Girl]]
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* BuildingSwing
* DeathByCameo: Turns out, that red-headed little girl in ''OneMoreDay'' was a version of May. Also, the DealWithTheDevil Peter and MJ made also aborted her in the womb.
* DistaffCounterpart
* LegacyCharacter: Becomes Spider-Girl in the MarvelComics2 universe of course.
* PluckyGirl
* SpiderSense
* WallCrawl
* [[WellDoneSonGuy "Well Done, Daughter" Gal]]: She constantly tries to live up to her father's name and honor his legacy. That said, Peter is pretty darn proud of her.

!! Benjy Parker
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* BadassAdorable



!! Kitty Pryde / Shadowcat (UltimateMarvel)
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* AllTheOtherReindeer
* AuthorAppeal: For BrianBendis.
* [[IntangibleMan Intangible Woman]]: Acquired post-{{Ultimatum}}.
* NerdsAreSexy
* RomanticFalseLead
* ViolentlyProtectiveGirlfriend
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** BadassBookworm: Unanimously Marvel's definitive geek turned epic hero example. Also the most powerful street level hero.

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** BadassBookworm: Unanimously Marvel's definitive geek turned epic hero example. Also likely the most powerful street level hero.hero that still actually patrols the streets.
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* WickedCultured: In the 90s animated series, at least. In one episode, he quoted (I think) Solzhenitsyn: "I know the Prussian moon/And I know the Prussian stars."
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