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6th Dec '14 12:25:24 PM StFan
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6th May '13 10:34:41 PM Tuckerscreator
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* For the trilogy of films released between 2002 and 2007 that were directed by Creator/SamRaimi, and starring Tobey Maguire, KirstenDunst and James Franco, [[Film/SpiderManTrilogy click here]].
* For the 2012 film directed by Marc Webb, and starring AndrewGarfield and Creator/EmmaStone, [[Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan click here]].

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* For the trilogy of films released between 2002 and 2007 that were directed by Creator/SamRaimi, and starring Tobey Maguire, KirstenDunst and James Franco, [[Film/SpiderManTrilogy click here]].
* For the 2012 film directed by Marc Webb, and starring AndrewGarfield and Creator/EmmaStone, [[Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan click here]].
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18th Apr '13 12:50:18 PM Tuckerscreator
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* For the trilogy of films released between 2002 and 2007 that were directed by SamRaimi, and starring Tobey Maguire, KirstenDunst and James Franco, [[Film/{{Spider-Man Trilogy}} click here]].
* For the 2012 film directed by Marc Webb, and starring AndrewGarfield and EmmaStone, [[Film/{{The Amazing Spider-Man}} click here]].

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* For the trilogy of films released between 2002 and 2007 that were directed by SamRaimi, Creator/SamRaimi, and starring Tobey Maguire, KirstenDunst and James Franco, [[Film/{{Spider-Man Trilogy}} [[Film/SpiderManTrilogy click here]].
* For the 2012 film directed by Marc Webb, and starring AndrewGarfield and EmmaStone, [[Film/{{The Amazing Spider-Man}} Creator/EmmaStone, [[Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan click here]].
15th Aug '12 6:16:16 AM Vermont
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* For the trilogy of films released between 2002 & 2007 that were directed by SamRaimi, and starring Tobey Maguire, KirstenDunst & James Franco, [[Film/{{Spider-Man Trilogy}} click here]].
* For the 2012 film directed by Marc Webb, and starring AndrewGarfield & EmmaStone, [[Film/{{The Amazing Spider-Man}} click here]].

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* For the trilogy of films released between 2002 & and 2007 that were directed by SamRaimi, and starring Tobey Maguire, KirstenDunst & and James Franco, [[Film/{{Spider-Man Trilogy}} click here]].
* For the 2012 film directed by Marc Webb, and starring AndrewGarfield & and EmmaStone, [[Film/{{The Amazing Spider-Man}} click here]].
17th Jul '12 8:58:53 PM AP
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* For the 2012 film directed by MarcWebb, and starring AndrewGarfield & EmmaStone, [[Film/{{The Amazing Spider-Man}} click here]].

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* For the 2012 film directed by MarcWebb, Marc Webb, and starring AndrewGarfield & EmmaStone, [[Film/{{The Amazing Spider-Man}} click here]].
26th Jun '12 4:46:07 PM ChrisDV
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Trilogy of films starring Tobey Maguire as the MarvelComics superhero Comicbook/{{Spider-Man}}. All were directed by SamRaimi of ''EvilDead'' fame. Pretty highly successful in both the critical and box-office record departments (save for the third movie's mixed reviews and fan backlash). Three movies have been released. The franchise is [[Film/{{The Amazing Spider-Man}} currently planned]] for a ContinuityReboot with an all-new creative team in 2012.

Also stars KirstenDunst as Mary Jane Watson, James Franco as Harry Osborn, JK Simmons as J. Jonah Jameson, and BruceCampbell in various cameos.
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[[AC:Spider-Man]]

The first movie is an origin story, telling the tale of Peter Parker, a nerd who is bitten by a genetically-engineered spider and gets the powers of the arachnid - web shooting, high jumping, wall-adherability, enhanced strength/endurance and [[SpiderSense sensing vibrations in the air]]. At first he attempts to [[PersonalGainHurts use these powers for profit,]] but when his actions accidentally lead to the [[DeathByOriginStory death of his Uncle Ben,]] Peter decides to [[ComesGreatResponsibility use his abilities to fight injustice,]] under the name Spider-Man. This comes in handy when the father of his best friend, Norman Osborn, becomes the villainous Green Goblin after using a performance-enhancing chemical vapor that grants him super strength, but also makes him mentally unstable and dangerously psychotic.

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[[AC:Spider-Man 2]]

In the second movie, Peter is struggling to find balance in his life, as the increasing burden of being Spider-Man gets in the way of his relationship with his friends, family, and the [[HeroesWantRedheads woman he loves.]] Once the stress begins to cause his powers to work inconsistently, he decides to give up being Spider-Man once and for all. This comes at a bad time, since the brilliant scientist Dr. Otto Octavius is caught in a FreakLabAccident that not only kills his wife, but also attaches four mechanical tentacles to him. Going insane, he becomes the evil "Doctor Octopus" and is determined to retry the failed experiment on a much bigger scale, ForScience, of course. With the city in danger and his relationship with Mary Jane in doubt, Peter is forced to "get back to work".

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In the third movie, Peter Parker's life has finally reached success. New York doesn't seem to be gunning for him, he's with the girl of his dreams, and he's managing to balance his normal life with the life of Spider-Man. But his happy complacency is spoiled once Harry Osborn, having discovered Pete is Spider-Man, decides to take his [[InTheBlood father's Goblin serum]] and comes hunting for Peter. Meanwhile, escaped convict Flint Marko is turned into the shapeshifting Sandman after entering a particle accelerator, and is revealed to have been involved with the same criminal who killed Peter's Uncle Ben. As well, a mysterious alien organism crashes to Earth and bonds with Peter, enhancing his powers but also influencing his behavior for the worse. When this symbiote is abandoned, it finds refuge in a rival, Eddie Brock, Jr., who becomes the maniac Venom.
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* {{Adorkable}}: Peter Parker
* ArcWords: "Don't tell Harry." Also "Thank God for you, Peter."
* TheAtoner
* AttemptedRape
* AwesomeButImpractical: The General clearly prefers Aeroquest's cumbersome flightsuit over Oscorp's Human Performance Enhancers... before it promptly gets annihilated by The Goblin in a single shot.
* BadassBystander: Averted, the man who earlier cheated Peter out of his prize money, points out that Peter could have "taken that guy apart" but he instead let the robber pass. Peter replies [[IronicEcho "I missed the part where that's my problem"]].
* BeepingComputers
* BerserkButton: Green Goblin threatens to have a "hell of a time" with MJ. Spidey responds by dropping a brick wall on him, and after subsequently tackling him, he repeatedly punches Gobs in the face and knocks him down only to be propped back up for another hit to the face.
* TheBigDamnKiss: The famous upside down in the rain scene.
* BillBillJunkBill: "Crap ... Crap ... Megacrap."
* BlatantLies: Most of Jameson's ideas for stories about Spider-Man are one of these.
* BoardToDeath
* TheCameo: Lucy Lawless as the redheaded woman in the "man on the street" segment, as a favor to Sam Raimi (who was the Executive Producer of ''XenaWarriorPrincess'').
* CelebrityParadox: Aunt May briefly tells Peter "You're not {{Superman}}, you know!", and Peter half-jokingly yells out [[CaptainMarvel "Shazam!"]] and [[{{Superman}} "Up, up, and away!"]] when he's trying to figure out how to fire his web. This seems to imply that DCComics exists in the movie's universe--but it makes you wonder what it would look like in a world without MarvelComics. Would they have a running rivalry with a different company? Would they change their superhero characters to accommodate changing tastes in the 60s? Did StanLee and JackKirby ever get into the comics business? If not, did DC ever publish ''NewGods''?
* ComicallyMissingThePoint: J. Jonah Jameson's response to Peter's complaints about the Daily Bugle's portrayal of Spider-man:
--> '''Peter:''' Spider-Man wasn't trying to attack the city, he was trying to save it. That's slander!
--> '''JJ:''' It is not! I resent that. Slander is ''spoken''. In print it's ''libel''.
* ComicBookMoviesDontUseCodenames: Averted with Spider-man and the Green Goblin.
* CPRCleanPrettyReliable: A researcher begins CPR after Norman's heart stops. Of course, he's giving him sideways chest compressions from a standing position and it only takes TWO to start Norman's heart again.
** That's not what started his ticker back up.
* CurseCutShort: The "cut to another scene variation".
-->'''Woman:''' (about Spider-man) He has those tights and that tight little--
-->(HardCut to [[ThemeTuneCameo a man playing the old TV series theme song]])
* CutHimselfShaving: It was a ''bike messenger'' cutting Peter off, I swear!
* DarkReprise: The whole sequence where Peter furiously chases the robber is a darker rendition of the earlier idealistic sequence where Peter first climbed walls, roof jumped and webslinged.
* DeerInTheHeadlights: The kid about to be crushed by the float is an extremely over the top example, to the point where [[LampshadeHanging Spidey himself chides him for not moving]].
* DefiantStoneThrow: The people pelting Green Goblin on the bridge.
* DishDash
* DullSurprise: [[TropesAreNotBad Used brilliantly]] with The Green Goblin [[spoiler: immediately before his {{impale|dWithExtremePrejudice}}ment]]: "Oh."
* FailOSuckyname: Peter's original idea for his name.
--> '''Announcer''': The Human-Spider, that's it, that's the best you got?
--> '''Peter''': Yeah.
--> '''Announcer''': Oh, that sucks...
* FamousLastWords: "Don't tell Harry."
* ForTheEvulz: The Green Goblin gives no clear motive in the movie other than messing with Spidey and generally acting like a homicidal maniac.
** He does say he exists to fulfill Norman Osborn's dreams, but aside from killing the Oscorp board members, it is very unclear what he hopes to achieve.
** The formula that gives him his strength is said (and shown) to make him insane, and it's only after Spiderman interferes with his revenge/attempts to hold onto his company that he starts gunning for Spiderman, a thorn in his side. He tries to recruit him initially, and when that fails the rest of the plot is a result of him taking it ''very'' personally.
* GeneticEngineeringIsTheNewNuke: Radioactive spider --> genetically-engineered spider.
* GenreSavvy: Arguably, the Green Goblin. His dialogue suggests that he's treating Spider-Man like someone who wants to play [[BigDamnHeroes comic book superhero]] and is trying to prove to him that heroic actions are foolish and self-defeating.
* HammyHerald: The deliciously hammy wrestling announcer, played by BruceCampbell.
* HeroicBystander: StanLee's cameo. In both this and the second movie, he pulls people away from pieces of falling buildings.
* HeroicSecondWind
* HoistByHisOwnPetard
* HowDoIShotWeb
* IronicEcho: "I missed the part where that's my problem."
** "Don't tell Harry." is also a line repeated throughout the movie.
** Also "Back to formula".
* IdiotBall: So Green Goblin has Spidey unconscious. Instead of taking his mask off and learn his secret identity he later finds out by pure accident.
** There was no reason for the Goblin to take off his mask. Given that they were in New York, the odds that Spider-Man was someone that he could recognize just by seeing his face were incredibly small.
** Furthermore, he was playing good goblin at that point to try to get Spidey on his side. He also could have easily killed him while he was unconscious, but chose not to.
* ISurrenderSuckers: The Goblin.
* ItsNotYouItsMyEnemies
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold/ [[EvenEvilHasStandards Even Jerk Has Standards]]: Jameson, the man who has no problem defaming Spider-man, lies in the face of injury or death so as to protect Peter from the Goblin.
** The novelization looks deeper into his motives: Jameson always protects his sources, and has gone to jail twice for doing so in the past.
*** Considering that this is related to a strict code of journalistic ethics and integrity, it is a little surprising since he shows no scruples about libeling Spider-Man.
* LikeAWeasel
* MatchCut
* TheManInTheMirrorTalksBack: At least one Norman Osborn / Green Goblin dialogue/monologue is done via this.
* NonchalantDodge: When Flash Thompson tries to pick a fight with Peter, Pete's new SuperReflexes are depicted by showing everything ''except'' him in slow motion, allowing him to dodge the punch, look at Flash in surprise and confusion, then back to the fist.
* OddFriendship: Harry and Peter who are best friends despite coming from complete polar-opposite backgrounds.
** Subtext would indicate that they bonded over having lost parents and being respective outcasts among their peers, Harry being the LonelyRichKid and Peter being a HollywoodNerd.
** Harry also implies in the second film that Peter initially may have been his tutor, as he credits him with "single-handedly getting me through High School Science."
* OhCrap: Or in Osborn's case: "Oh."
** Also the look on his assistant's face when, after turning around, finds a single hand clenched around his face and realizes that that hand belongs to a very, very pissed off Norman Osborn, who until just recently was believed to have suffered a terminal heart attack.
* TheParagon: Spider-Man's efforts got ordinary citizens to help in the climax.
* PartingWordsRegret
* PetTheDog: New York's citizens are generally giant jerks to Spider-Man until the scene where Green Goblin tries to kill a bunch of children, then stop Spider-Man from saving them. The assorted crowd on the bridge throw pipes and assorted debris at him. Similarly, J. Jonah Jameson is all BadBoss around everybody until Green Goblin flies in through the window looking for Peter just after Peter's left the room. Jameson insists that Peter's never even gone to the Bugle office even as the Goblin is strangling him.
* ProWrestlingIsReal: The first film depicted wrestling as real as a direct adaptation of his origin story. In that world, Spider-Man beat a wrestler named ''Bonesaw [=McGraw=]'', played by the late Randy "Macho-Man" Savage.
* RainOfBlood
* RealLifeWritesThePlot: The film was delayed thanks to the need to remove an extended scene involving the World Trade Centre [[TooSoon judged inappropriate]] after the 9/11 attacks. The reaction to these was also responsible for adding the aforementioned scene in which New York citizens rally together to verbally attack the Goblin.
* RoofHopping: The scene is so iconic, even ''KickAss'' used the same set as a direct homage.
* RousseauWasRight: The moment when the citizens of New York prove the Green Goblin wrong once and for all by not turning against Spider-Man was the true dramatic climax of the film. After that point, the final fight with the Goblin was pretty much all a ForegoneConclusion.
* SadisticChoice: Goblin. The TropeNamer.
* SaveTheDayTurnAway ends on a really textbook example of one
* ScareChord: A scene with Norman talking to the Goblin's spirit features a chord that's rather jarring in its loudness.
* SplitPersonalityMakeover: Norman Osborn and the Green Goblin. The difference between the two is huge, but it's done entirely with facial expression, vocal mannerisms, and body language!
* StalkerWithACrush: As sweet and innocent as Peter's crush on Mary Jane appears to be, in real life, Pete would be considered somewhat of a stalker. If this movie were set in real life, Mary Jane would most likely be slightly creeped out by Peter's behavior toward her.
* StaringKid: The kid gawking at falling debris that Spidey had to save during his fight with the Green Goblin.
* StrippedToTheBone
* SwordLimbo
* TakeAThirdOption: The bridge scene. And it ''works'' too.
* TalentDouble
* TalkingToThemself
* ThematicThemeTune: "Hero", written by [[{{Nickelback}} Chad Kroeger]] and sung by him and Josey Scott.
* ThisIsGonnaSuck
* TooDumbToLive: The kid at the Festival, who stands like a deer in headlights as the large globe falls towards him. Even Peter shows irritation that he's not running.
--> '''Peter''': C'mon move kid!
* WeCanRuleTogether: "Join me!" says the Goblin. Spider-Man takes a pass.
* WetSariScene
* WeWillMeetAgain
* WhiteGangBangers
* YoureNotMyFather
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* AIIsACrapshoot / PsychoPrototype: The tentacles - they tend to do things that protect themselves and Octavius, but are extremely twisted in their ways, and are more keen to destroy to get what Otto wants rather than anything else.
* AlternativeForeignThemeSong: The Japanese version uses a song called [[http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XMTc1ODg0ODIw.html "Web of Night"]] by T.M. Revolution.
* AntagonistInMourning
* AntiClimacticUnmasking: Played straight and then averted. The first time Peter loses his mask, the crowd of people don't know who he is. The second and third time it's taken off, Harry, Dr. Octavius, and Mary Jane recognize him.
* AntiVillain: Dr. Octopus. Now, when he's bad, he's ''really'' bad. But his whole nature is still so tragic, and he does [[RedemptionEqualsDeath redeem himself]] in the end.
* ArtisticLicensePhysics:
** Nuclear fusion really is the process by which the sun generates energy. But a nuclear fusion reactor won't ''look like'' the sun unless it's as ''big as'' the sun (over a million kilometers across). The reason the sun has prominences and a photosphere and sunspots and all the rest is because there are thousands upon thousands of kilometers of hot gas that ''aren't'' undergoing nuclear fusion, sitting on top of the core and obscuring it from view.
*** And, worse, the reactor in the movies doesn't just look like the sun, it looks like the sun ''filmed in X-ray light'' and shown in false color so that we mere humans can see its surface structure.
*** On top of that, you'd think that dipping small piece of the sun into a large body of water to quench it down would provoke a devastating explosion of steam, if not outright plasma from all the ionized hydrogen and oxygen.
** Peter stops a train by creating bungies either side of it with webbing, and then using his own body to hold it all together at the front of the engine, risking tearing himself apart. A completely unnecessary risk, as the webbing would still break if it wasn't strong enough to stop the train. The fact that it doesn't break shows that he could have just created a bung of safety nets out of webbing and let it stop the train on its own.
* BadassBystander: Everyone in the train when rise up against Octavius to protect Spider-Man... they don't succeed, but it takes some stones to stand up to a villain with 4 mechanical arms.
** Peter does this earlier in the film, when ''sans'' powers, he runs into a burning building to rescue a trapped child. He gets her out safely, but unfortunately, then finds out that there were more people trapped on the fourth floor that didn't make it.
* BadassGrandma: Aunt May! When she is captured by Doc Ock, she lets the Doc know that she's not going down without a fight...by jabbing the end of her umbrella toward his eye.
* BigNo: Octavius lets a particularly narmful out when he sees the murder and destruction his tentacles have wreaked while he was unconscious, and then lets another one out as he is dragged underwater with his overloading fusion machine. The second one manages to be fairly tragic, as he had just made his HeelFaceTurn and his last comment was a pledge not to die a monster, only to immediately be dragged to his death.
** Not quite as tragic as that. It wasn't that Octavius wasn't willing to die; he wasn't willing to die a MONSTER--that is, as a murderous bastard only concerned with his own desires. He died a hero.
* BladeBelowTheShoulder: The tentacles have a blade inside them.
* BrilliantButLazy: TropeNamer.
* CasualDangerDialog: In the final scene, where Peter is unmasked and rushes to save MJ from a falling object.
-->'''Peter:''' Hi.
-->'''Mary Jane:''' ''(somewhat disbelieving)'' Hi.
-->'''Peter:''' ...this is really heavy.
* CallBack: In the first film, Spider-Man attempts to save a woman from a burning building, but it turns out to be Green Goblin wrapped in a blanket. In this film, Peter (temporarily powerless) braves another burning building to save a child who is wrapped in a blanket, which happens to be Green. Get it?
* CombatTentacles: Doc Ock.
* ComicBookMoviesDontUseCodenames: [=JJJ=] spends a scene trying to figure out what to name the new supervillain on the block. "Doctor Octopus" is almost immediately a suggestion, but it gets turned down just as quickly.
--> That's crap.
* ConspicuousTrenchcoat: Doc Ock uses one to hide his tentacles when he robs a bank.
* ContinuityCameo: Doctor Curt Conners appears as Peter's professor (the one who threatens to fail him for being BrilliantButLazy).
* CrucifiedHeroShot
* CutTheJuice
* CyberneticsEatYourSoul: Octavius' tentacles.
* DisposableFiance: John Jameson.
* DisproportionateRetribution: JJJ is ''finally'' convinced that Spider-Man is a hero and was really fighting for the good guys this entire time...up until Spidey takes back his superhero suit from JJJ's office, causing him to accuse Spider-Man of being a thief ''[[RuleOfFunny which is funny, given that Jonah pretty much scammed the suit off the guy who found it.]]''
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: Peter's emotional crisis causes him to lose his web-shooting ability. [[LampshadedDoubleEntendre It happens to a lot of guys.]]
** Also "You can't get off if you don't get on." When MJ is telling Peter they can't just pick up where they left off.
* DrowningMySorrows
* EvilHand: The tentacles have an advanced AI.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: "My Rosie's dead... my dream is dead... and these monstrous things should be at the bottom of the river... along with me."
* FourEyesZeroSoul: Doc Ock during most of the film.
* GenreSavvy: Robbie Robertson, who pointedly gives Peter a look that he's noticed that Spider-Man ''just happened'' to be at the same place as he was.
* GladIThoughtOfIt: JJ "christening" Octopus.
* GoThroughMe: Civilians try to protect the injured Spiderman from Doc Ock. They fail.
* HandWave: A major one. In reality, it would take Dr. Octavius thousands of years and a solar system's worth of space to create a protostar, not a few moments. Secondly, the heat generated from the protostar would kill everyone within a short radius instantly, but since this is Fiction Land, all the writers need is a scoop of {{Unobtainium}} to avoid accusations of CriticalResearchFailure.
* HeldGaze: Peter and Mary Jane continually throughout the movie. In one notable instance that Doc Ock [[MomentKiller destroys]] their mutual HeldGaze presages an AlmostKiss.
* HesBack: Subverted once, although it was easy to see coming, and then played straight.
* HeyItsThatGuy: [[{{Bones}} Dr. Temperance Brennan]] will not pay for late pizza.
* HoldingOutForAHero
* HowDoIShotWeb: Appropriately enough.
* IHaveThisFriend: Peter recounting his loss of powers about his...sorry, his friend's dream of being Spider-Man and losing his powers to his doctor.
* IronicBirthday
* LampshadeHanging: Courtesy your friendly, neighborhood J. Jonah Jameson.
** "Guy named Otto Octavius winds up with eight limbs. What are the odds?"
*** Although to be fair a guy with the name Octavius would be far more likely to build something based on the number eight.
* LastSecondChance
* MoralityChip: On the robotic arms. Predictably, it gets destroyed.
* MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate: Dr. Octopus.
* MorallyBankruptBanker
* MultiArmedMultitasking: Dr. Octopus does this when he builds the new sun-generator machine, with his long metallic tentacles.
* MythologyGag: Possibly, with Dr. Octopus holding Aunt May hostage. In the earlier comics, May (true to form at the time) was blissfully unaware that Dr. Octopus was a bad man, in this movie however, it's pretty clear.
* NeverMessWithGranny: Aunt May, especially when she has an umbrella.
* NewEraSpeech
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* NoSympathy: MJ continually drags poor Peter through the mud for missing her play, being too self-absorbed to realize that an impoverished student already has too many balls in the air ''without'' also moonlighting as a crimefighter. True, he did promise her that he'd come, but sometimes in life people have no control over whether or not they can keep their promises. ''Grown-ups'' get that.
** Especially since he still presumably had the ticket as proof that he didn't blow her off if he chose to show it to her.
** Octavius' reputation is totally destroyed and Harry even acts like he's a crackpot later on in the film, despite the fact that his experiment for the most part actually ''worked'' and for a few minutes he actually created ''a fricking Sun''.
* OhCrap: A nice group example, seconds before "...it's a ''web''!!"
* OmnidisciplinaryScientist: Octavius is brilliant nuclear physicist who has nearly perfected a viable source of infinite power from nuclear fusion. On the way, he has also made revolutionary breakthroughs in robotics and software engineering to create his intelligent arms. Not only that, but he must have developed an extremely effective power source even before the fusion reactor just to power the extremely strong arms.
* PantyShot: Near the end as that wall's about to fall on Mary Jane and just before Peter catches it. Mary Jane falls backards, the wind blows her skirt up, giving the audience a quick view of her white panties.
* TheParagon: Aunt May points out to Peter that Spider-Man is a symbol of hope to people who are in the face of despair and that you trust him when he'll tells you to hold on for a minute longer, and that even the boy across the street wants to be Spider-Man when he grows up.
** This saves Peter at the end when the people on the train rally against Octavius to protect an unconscious Peter, seeing him unmasked and realising that the hero putting himself in harms way to save them is "just a kid, no older than my son".
* PsychosomaticSuperpowerOutage: Peter loses his powers due to being unconsciously conflicted about whether or not to keep being Spider-Man.
* RooftopConfrontation: Subverted. A fight between Spider-Man and Octavius begins on the roof of a building, but they end up chasing each other all over the city.
* RunawayBride: MJ leaves a ''note'' to let the groom know he's been abandoned at the altar.
* ShallowLoveInterest: MJ seems like this in this movie more than the others. While the first film and especially the third showcased her own life and problem, here all of her scenes exist solely to provide romantic angst for Peter.
** To be fair, she did pour her heart and soul out and tell Peter she loved him at the end of the last movie... and he still wanted to just be friends. Given that her father was abusive, her last two boyfriends (Flash, and Harry) treated her poorly actually gives her serious cause to have trust issues when it comes to men, particularly as to why the only good man she's ever known and who clearly loves her keeps bailing on her.
* ShakyPOVCam: It's a Sam Raimi movie, what did you expect?!
* SinisterShades: the ones Otto wears when he abducts Mary Jane
* ThirtyMinutesOrItsFree: played straight with the opening sequence
* ThisIsYourBrainOnEvil
* TrainStopping - Peter uses webs as a stretch net to brake the train to a stop
* TraintopBattle - including runaway train; quite ironically, the entire train fight is a case of [[TheWindyCity Chicago doubling]], as the scene was filmed on Chicago's 'L' system (there are no subways in New York City that have trains fitted out with fold-in doors)
* {{Unobtainium}}: Osborn's tritium.
** Although it is an unusual example, since tritium is a real substance and is used in some fusion experiments. However, real tritium is nothing like the substance portrayed in the movie, and it effectively functions as Unobtainium that just happens to have a semi-accurate name.
* UncomfortableElevatorMoment: Provides the page image. One of the funniest examples too.
* UnderTheTruck: Spidey is chasing two crooks in a car and naturally, a truck pulls out in the way. Rather than slide under, Spidey swings through the gap between the cab and trailer.
* WhatCouldPossiblyGoWrong with that nuclear experiment.
* WhenThingsSpinScienceHappens
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* ActionSurvivor: Mary Jane in the final battle.
* AdvertisedExtra: Venom, though a possible {{subver|tedTrope}}sion as well. Venom was only in the movie for about ten minutes, but he surprisingly did a ''lot'' in ten minutes: [[spoiler: He teamed up with Sandman and kidnapped Mary Jane, which led to Peter and Harry's reconciliation, which led to Harry's death, which led to Peter and Mary Jane's reconciliation. Basically, the plot couldn't have wrapped up without Venom taking action.]]
** This really depends on whether you think of Venom as the combo of Eddie and the symbiote, or just the symbiote. From the idea that Venom is really the symbiote, only needing Eddie as a tool for revenge, then Venom has a lot of scenes, just no dialogue.
* AmnesiacDissonance: Harry.
* AntiVillain: Sandman, who became a criminal in order to steal money to save his sick daughter.
** A bit of a subversion, given that he has no qualms about pulverizing cops trying to rescue his completely innocent hostage.
* BashBrothers
* BigDamnHeroes
* BigShutUp: Harry to Peter after Peter tries to explain that he didn't kill Harry's father.
* BittersweetEnding: Leans more towards the positive side: [[spoiler: Harry is dead, and Peter has to come to terms with having acted like a colossal jerk, but he's managed to overcome his dark side, forgiven the man who (accidentally) killed his uncle, and it's implied that his rocky relationship with Mary Jane will heal, and they'll be back together again]].
* CannotSpitItOut
* ChekhovsGun: [[spoiler: Peter discovers that amplified sound (i.e. standing next to a ringing church bell) disrupted the symbiote long enough for Peter to remove it. He uses the same tactic during the final battle.]]
* ComicBookMoviesDontUseCodenames: Venom is ''never'' named at all.
* CrowdSong
* DeusExMachina: [[spoiler: The butler suddenly revealing the true nature of Norman's death to Harry. WordOfGod states that he's a hallucination, representing Harry's good side.]].
** "''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HoNgMVFQNBI&feature=channelvideotitle You are so fired]]''"
* EasyAmnesia
* EvilCostumeSwitch
* EvilTastesGood: Harry gets a scene relating to this.
* FourLinesAllWaiting: One of the more common complaints about the movie was the fact that the presence of three major villains, each of whom has their own plot, as well as the romance plot, left the movie rather crowded.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: After Harry tells Peter that [[spoiler: he's "The other guy"]]:
-->Waitress: ''How's the pie?''
-->Harry: ''So goood.''
** "Miss Brant! That's not the position I hired you for!"
* GoodScarsEvilScars
* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor
* HoverBoard: Adaptation of the Goblin Glider.
* ItsAllAboutMe: Peter, Mary Jane, Harry, and Eddie Brock all suffer from this. The first three overcome it. Brock...doesn't.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Mr. Ditkovich, so much. Justified in that landlords of such rundown tenements have to be callous and sometimes ruthless--but that doesn't mean they're heartless.
* LampshadeHanging: After the first battle with The Sandman, Peter blatantly asks out loud, 'Where do these guys come from?')
* LargeHam: "'''So goood.'''"
* LittlestCancerPatient: Flint Marko's daughter.
* MeaningfulBackgroundEvent
* NiceGirl: Gwen Stacy.
* NighInvulnerability: Sandman.
* NotMyDriver
* NotUsingTheZWord: [[spoiler:Eddie Brock after bonding with the symbiote]] never gets called [[spoiler:Venom]].
** Likewise, Harry's costumed identity was referred to as "New Goblin" in promotional materials, but he's never called that during the film. However, Peter ''does'' taunt Harry by calling him "Little Goblin Junior" at one point.
* PeekABangs
* PapaWolf: Sandman was willing to do ''anything'' to ensure his daughter is cured of her illness, even if it means having to go through a life of crime to do so.
* PowerHigh: When Peter gets the symbiote, he says, "I feel... wow... this feels good!"
* RaimiVision
* RecklessGunUsage: [[spoiler:How Flint killed Uncle Ben.]]
* {{Retcon}}: [[spoiler: Whoops, turns out the guy Spidey killed in the first movie didn't kill Uncle Ben after all, Sandman did!]]
* RevengeMyopia: The Hobgoblin has this as his motivation. He wants to kill Spidey because Spidey killed the Hobgoblin's father, the Green Goblin. However, just before the movie's climax, his butler [[TheReveal reveals]] that [[spoiler:[[HoistByHisOwnPetard Green Goblin was killed by his own hover-board.]]]]
* RivalTurnedEvil: Harry.
* RunningGag: How many times can the scenery hit Harry in the forehead?
* SeekingSanctuary
* SeriesFinale: During development, the filmmakers wern't sure if there was going to be a Spider Man 4, so they designed movie 3 to act as a series finale if need be. In [[Film/{{The Amazing Spider-Man}} retrospect]], it seems to have been a wise choice.
* ShipperOnDeck: She may like Peter herself, but Ursula is still all for him and MJ.
* ShowerOfAngst
* SparedByTheAdaptation: [[spoiler:Gwen.]]
* SpiderLimbs
* SteppingStonesInTheSky
* StepThreeProfit: Step 1, break Peter and Mary Jane up. Step 2, ???? Step 3, SPIDER-MAN IS FINISHED!
** In fairness, breaking up Peter and Mary Jane was probably just to screw with Peter.
* TakeItToTheBridge
* TakingTheBullet: Harry.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Mary Jane and Gwen Stacy.
* TransformationTrauma
* UnflinchingWalk
* VehicleVanish: Harry pulls a particularly goofy one on Peter; Peter is looking through a diner's window at Harry, who is sitting, smiling at him before vanishing in such a way that it simply looks like he threw himself to the floor.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Sandman genuinely wants to do good by helping his daughter out of her illness. Unfortunately, he has to steal money from various places as well as AccidentalMurder [[spoiler:Peter Parker's uncle]] in order to do so.
* WhatTheHellHero: Gwen gives this to Peter in the restaurant scene, when she realizes he's only romancing her to humiliate Mary Jane. She even apologizes to MJ before storming off.
** Eddie Brock actually calls out "What the hell!'" when Spider-Man breaks his camera.
* WithinParameters: The scientists running an experiment involving a particle accelerator and sand notice that the weight of the sand is greater than expected. They write it off as a bird that will fly away once the experiment starts. The "bird" is actually Flint Marko, about to be turned into The Sandman. One wonders what 200-pound bird the scientists were thinking of.
** Brilliantly parodied in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HoNgMVFQNBI this video]]. For brevity's sake, just jump to about 1:50.
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: The Sandman.
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[[folder:Tropes used in multiple movies]]
* AdaptationDistillation: Classic moments, images and arcs from 40+ years of Spider-Man stories are squashed down to their best bits to fuel the films.
* BigBad: The Green Goblin in the first film, Doc Ock in the second, and the alien symbiote in the third (with Venom serving as the FinalBoss.)
* BigNo: Octavius discovering his new condition, [[spoiler:Brock before dying]].
* BlindWithoutEm: Pete before getting his powers, and when they start failing.
* BuildingSwing
* BurningBuildingRescue
* BusFullOfInnocents: A tram car in the first, a train in the second.
* TheCameo: StanLee and BruceCampbell, in all movies. {{Stan Lee}} protects a little girl in the havoc created by the Green Goblin in the first film. In the second, he pulls a woman out of the way of falling debris while Spider-Man fights Doc Ock; "Look out!" is his only line. In the third, he has a much more substantial cameo as a man who talks to Peter on the street. "Y'know, I guess it's true what they say: one person really can make a difference. [[{{Catchphrase}} 'Nuff said]]."
** {{Bruce Campbell}} appears once in every film as someone who actually helps develop Peter's plot in some small way. In the first movie, he plays the ring announcer who introduces Peter as Spider-Man instead of "The Human Spider" as Peter originally wanted. In #2, he plays an usher at the theater who refuses to let Peter in because the doors have already been closed. Finally in #3, he is a french Maître d' at a restaurant who gladly helps Peter with his plans to propose to Mary Jane (though it doesn't exactly work out).
* CashCowFranchise
* CasualDangerDialogue: The immortal "this is really heavy" in movie 2.
* CheapCostume
* ChestInsignia
* ChildhoodFriendRomance: Harry.
* CivvieSpandex: Used in the second and third films. Dr. Octopus wears a trenchcoat and a suit. The Sandman, meanwhile, sticks to a pair of khakis and a green striped shirt while in Flint Marko form.
* ClothesMakeTheManiac
* CompositeCharacter: Mary Jane has some traces of Gwen Stacy in the first two movies.
** Mary Jane also has a strong basis in Liz Allan. Like Allan, MJ in the movies is a classmate and longtime crush of Peter's who is much higher on the social ladder and dates Flash Thompson. In fact the only real similarities MJ has with her comics counterpart are her being Peter's neighbor, her coming from an abusive household, her brief relationship with Harry Osborn and her aspirations to be an actor.
* ConfusedBystanderInterview: There are a few examples of this throughout the series.
* DaEditor: J. Jonah Jameson.
* DeadlyDodging
* DeathByAdaptation: [[spoiler: Green Goblin, Doc Ock, and Venom.]]
** All of whom ''have'' died in the comics, they just ended up [[DeathIsCheap coming back]] afterward.
*** To be fair, how many major comic book characters haven't died at some point or another?
* DeathBySecretIdentity: [[spoiler: Green Goblin is impaled soon after he discovers Peter's secret.]] In the second film, a big part of the movie marketing was that Harry would learn Peter's secret, [[spoiler: but Harry's death wouldn't come until he made the full transition to baddie in the third movie. Peter also reveals his identity to Doc Ock, probably knowing that this trope would spell death for the doctor. In the final movie, this works against Eddie Brock/Venom, but actually leads to the redemption of the Sandman.]] If this trope is truly in full swing, then [[spoiler: all those people on the subway in S2 better look both ways before crossing the street...]]
* DevelopmentGag: The second film has a couple of playful jabs at Tobey Maguire's back problems, which nearly forced him to drop out. This includes the "I'm back, I'm back! ... My back, my back!" scene, and a FreezeFrameBonus Bugle headline claiming link between back pain and brain shrinkage.
* DistressedDamsel: Mary Jane gets kidnapped by the villain in all three movies.
* FemaleGaze: Well, of course. We're talking about a muscular young dude who wears a skintight outfit and is unbelievable agile.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: In the first film Harry Osborn says of his father "If I'm lucky I'll be half the man he was". Come the third movie, we find out what exactly is meant by this. There are other foreshadowing moments involving Harry, such as the green bowtie he wears during the wedding scene in 2, and [[spoiler: "They're my best friends ... I'd give my life for them"]].
* FreakLabAccident: Origin of all villains save Venom.
* GirlNextDoor: Mary Jane. Supplies the page image.
* TheGlassesComeOff: See BlindWithoutEm.
* GollumMadeMeDoIt: Green Goblin in the first movie, the tentacle AI with Otto Octavius in the second, and Peter bonded with the symbiote in the third.
** Although one could argue that each one could have put a stop to it at any time.
* HarassingPhoneCall
* HeroesWantRedheads: Peter wants Mary Jane.
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Doc Ock and Harry]].
* HeroWithBadPublicity
* IHaveYourWife: Mary Jane, [[DistressedDamsel of course]].
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice
* IvyLeague: Although Peter Parker attends the fictional Empire State University (modeled after New York University) in the comics, the Raimi films make him a student at Columbia.
* LargeHam: All the villains but Sandman. Also, J. Jonah Jameson and Bruce Campbell's cameo appearances.
** Special mention has to go to Willem Dafoe as the Green Goblin. When he is fighting Peter, he is having the time of his life, complete with evil cackles and poor one-liners.
** EvilIsHammy: In addition to the villains, Maguire was having FAR too much fun being Emo-Jarkass-Peter in the middle of the third film.
* LoadBearingHero
* MadeOfIron: Spidey is a given; his powers allow him to shrug off huge amounts of punishment. But especially notable is Ock in the second film. He's an out-of-shape scientist who shouldn't be standing after ''one'' of the super-strong Spider-Man's punches. Even if Spidey pulls his punches, Ock takes a web-slung bag of coins to the face at one point without a mark to show for it, and also keeps fighting after being slammed through the floor when Spidey catapults himself from the roof.
* MarqueeAlterEgo: Spider-Man's mask being destroyed, Venom removing his.
* MeaningfulFuneral
* {{Megane}}: Peter himself before he got his powers and turning back to normal. Doesn't wear glasses in the third movie.
* MomentKiller: And how!
* MrFanservice
* MythologyGag: The old TV series theme.
* NeutralFemale: Mary Jane and Aunt May do some subversions.
* NeverMyFault: Harry and Eddie Brock.
* NiceGuy / NiceGirl: Ben and May Parker.
* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: Parts 1 and 3.
* OminousLatinChanting: The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GusLypfx7OQ trailer]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5q6skxRLnsI songs]].
* OnceAnEpisode: Cameos by Stan Lee and Bruce Campbell, an [[ThemeTuneCameo in-movie performance]] of the 1960s TV show's theme.
* PluckyComicRelief: J. Jonah Jameson and his assistant Hoffman. Also Peter's landlord and his daughter.
* PragmaticAdaptation: Parts 1 and 2, and some of Part 3 in regards to the Symbiote.
* ProfessorGuineaPig: Green Goblin and Doc Ock.
* RedemptionEqualsDeath
* ReflectiveEyes
* RunningGag: Jameson keeps yelling for '''"HOFFMAN!"''' who keeps appearing faster and faster as the movies progress, much to Jonah's confusion, eventually culminating in Jameson screaming his name while turning around, only to be face to face with Hoffman ''before he finished saying his name''.
* SayMyName: The entire trilogy could be summarized through one name: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TOTOJu_elw8&feature=player_embedded "MARY JAAAAAAAAANE!"]]
* SecretIdentity: Peter's secret identity as Spider-Man.
* ShapeShifterBaggage: Where does Peter get the mass for all those webs his body produces without being an extreme BigEater?
* ShirtlessScene
* ShoutOut:
** Peter opening his shirt like {{Superman}}; Doc Ock climbing NY buildings like KingKong; "Symbiote Night Fever".
** Shouting "{{Shazam}}!" and "[[{{Superman}} Up, up and away]], web!" in the first movie, which was [[ThrowItIn an ad-lib]] by Maguire.
** In the novelization of the first movie, the wheelchaired and bald Oscorp Board Member, Maximillian Fargas, is compared to the "professor character in that [[Film.XMen mutant movie]]."
** Aunt May telling Peter that he's not "{{Superman}}."
** When Jonah and Hoffman are discussing what to call Octavius for the paper headline:
-->'''Jonah''': What are we gonna call this guy?\\
'''Hoffman''': "Doctor Octopus?"\\
'''Jonah''': That's crap.\\
'''Hoffman''': "Science squid"?\\
'''Jonah''': Crap.\\
'''Hoffman''': "DoctorStrange"?\\
'''Jonah''': That's pretty good... But it's taken!
** Peter's landlord and his daughter, the [[SteveDitko Ditko]]vich's.
** Before the {{SadisticChoice}}
-->'''Green Goblin''': [[TheIronGiant We are who we choose to be, now choose!]]
* SoftGlass: Shards of glass rarely give more than a few minor scratches. Averted with the death of Rosie Octavius in the second movie.
* SomethingPerson: Spider-Man and Sandman.
* SpiderSense
* SpinningPaper
* SpontaneousCrowdFormation: In the first film, they help Spidey by throwing insults and rocks at the Green Goblin. The second film plays on this, by having the crowd stand up to Doctor Octopus, only for him to easily brush them aside, snatch the defeated Spidey and carry him off.
* StarvingStudent: Peter Parker, particularly in the second movie which has him struggling through college without money and his superhero identity compounding his hardships.
* StealthHiBye
* ThemeMusicPowerUp
* ThemeTuneCameo: The old TV series theme.
* TookALevelInJerkass: Harry Osborn and Mary-Jane in the second movie. Peter in the third movie.
* TrailersAlwaysSpoil: When you watch the trailer after watching the movie, it's impressive how much plot is given.
** The most egregious example has to be [[spoiler: showing Harry pulling off Peter's mask]] in the second film.
* VariableTerminalVelocity
* WhipPan: How Spider-Sense is portrayed.
* WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity
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the critical 2012 film directed by MarcWebb, and box-office record departments (save for the third movie's mixed reviews and fan backlash). Three movies have been released. The franchise is starring AndrewGarfield & EmmaStone, [[Film/{{The Amazing Spider-Man}} currently planned]] for a ContinuityReboot with an all-new creative team in 2012.

Also stars KirstenDunst as Mary Jane Watson, James Franco as Harry Osborn, JK Simmons as J. Jonah Jameson, and BruceCampbell in various cameos.
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The first movie is an origin story, telling the tale of Peter Parker, a nerd who is bitten by a genetically-engineered spider and gets the powers of the arachnid - web shooting, high jumping, wall-adherability, enhanced strength/endurance and [[SpiderSense sensing vibrations in the air]]. At first he attempts to [[PersonalGainHurts use these powers for profit,]] but when his actions accidentally lead to the [[DeathByOriginStory death of his Uncle Ben,]] Peter decides to [[ComesGreatResponsibility use his abilities to fight injustice,]] under the name Spider-Man. This comes in handy when the father of his best friend, Norman Osborn, becomes the villainous Green Goblin after using a performance-enhancing chemical vapor that grants him super strength, but also makes him mentally unstable and dangerously psychotic.

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[[AC:Spider-Man 2]]

In the second movie, Peter is struggling to find balance in his life, as the increasing burden of being Spider-Man gets in the way of his relationship with his friends, family, and the [[HeroesWantRedheads woman he loves.]] Once the stress begins to cause his powers to work inconsistently, he decides to give up being Spider-Man once and for all. This comes at a bad time, since the brilliant scientist Dr. Otto Octavius is caught in a FreakLabAccident that not only kills his wife, but also attaches four mechanical tentacles to him. Going insane, he becomes the evil "Doctor Octopus" and is determined to retry the failed experiment on a much bigger scale, ForScience, of course. With the city in danger and his relationship with Mary Jane in doubt, Peter is forced to "get back to work".

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[[AC:Spider-Man 3]]

In the third movie, Peter Parker's life has finally reached success. New York doesn't seem to be gunning for him, he's with the girl of his dreams, and he's managing to balance his normal life with the life of Spider-Man. But his happy complacency is spoiled once Harry Osborn, having discovered Pete is Spider-Man, decides to take his [[InTheBlood father's Goblin serum]] and comes hunting for Peter. Meanwhile, escaped convict Flint Marko is turned into the shapeshifting Sandman after entering a particle accelerator, and is revealed to have been involved with the same criminal who killed Peter's Uncle Ben. As well, a mysterious alien organism crashes to Earth and bonds with Peter, enhancing his powers but also influencing his behavior for the worse. When this symbiote is abandoned, it finds refuge in a rival, Eddie Brock, Jr., who becomes the maniac Venom.
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[[folder:Unique to ''Spider-Man'']]
* {{Adorkable}}: Peter Parker
* ArcWords: "Don't tell Harry." Also "Thank God for you, Peter."
* TheAtoner
* AttemptedRape
* AwesomeButImpractical: The General clearly prefers Aeroquest's cumbersome flightsuit over Oscorp's Human Performance Enhancers... before it promptly gets annihilated by The Goblin in a single shot.
* BadassBystander: Averted, the man who earlier cheated Peter out of his prize money, points out that Peter could have "taken that guy apart" but he instead let the robber pass. Peter replies [[IronicEcho "I missed the part where that's my problem"]].
* BeepingComputers
* BerserkButton: Green Goblin threatens to have a "hell of a time" with MJ. Spidey responds by dropping a brick wall on him, and after subsequently tackling him, he repeatedly punches Gobs in the face and knocks him down only to be propped back up for another hit to the face.
* TheBigDamnKiss: The famous upside down in the rain scene.
* BillBillJunkBill: "Crap ... Crap ... Megacrap."
* BlatantLies: Most of Jameson's ideas for stories about Spider-Man are one of these.
* BoardToDeath
* TheCameo: Lucy Lawless as the redheaded woman in the "man on the street" segment, as a favor to Sam Raimi (who was the Executive Producer of ''XenaWarriorPrincess'').
* CelebrityParadox: Aunt May briefly tells Peter "You're not {{Superman}}, you know!", and Peter half-jokingly yells out [[CaptainMarvel "Shazam!"]] and [[{{Superman}} "Up, up, and away!"]] when he's trying to figure out how to fire his web. This seems to imply that DCComics exists in the movie's universe--but it makes you wonder what it would look like in a world without MarvelComics. Would they have a running rivalry with a different company? Would they change their superhero characters to accommodate changing tastes in the 60s? Did StanLee and JackKirby ever get into the comics business? If not, did DC ever publish ''NewGods''?
* ComicallyMissingThePoint: J. Jonah Jameson's response to Peter's complaints about the Daily Bugle's portrayal of Spider-man:
--> '''Peter:''' Spider-Man wasn't trying to attack the city, he was trying to save it. That's slander!
--> '''JJ:''' It is not! I resent that. Slander is ''spoken''. In print it's ''libel''.
* ComicBookMoviesDontUseCodenames: Averted with Spider-man and the Green Goblin.
* CPRCleanPrettyReliable: A researcher begins CPR after Norman's heart stops. Of course, he's giving him sideways chest compressions from a standing position and it only takes TWO to start Norman's heart again.
** That's not what started his ticker back up.
* CurseCutShort: The "cut to another scene variation".
-->'''Woman:''' (about Spider-man) He has those tights and that tight little--
-->(HardCut to [[ThemeTuneCameo a man playing the old TV series theme song]])
* CutHimselfShaving: It was a ''bike messenger'' cutting Peter off, I swear!
* DarkReprise: The whole sequence where Peter furiously chases the robber is a darker rendition of the earlier idealistic sequence where Peter first climbed walls, roof jumped and webslinged.
* DeerInTheHeadlights: The kid about to be crushed by the float is an extremely over the top example, to the point where [[LampshadeHanging Spidey himself chides him for not moving]].
* DefiantStoneThrow: The people pelting Green Goblin on the bridge.
* DishDash
* DullSurprise: [[TropesAreNotBad Used brilliantly]] with The Green Goblin [[spoiler: immediately before his {{impale|dWithExtremePrejudice}}ment]]: "Oh."
* FailOSuckyname: Peter's original idea for his name.
--> '''Announcer''': The Human-Spider, that's it, that's the best you got?
--> '''Peter''': Yeah.
--> '''Announcer''': Oh, that sucks...
* FamousLastWords: "Don't tell Harry."
* ForTheEvulz: The Green Goblin gives no clear motive in the movie other than messing with Spidey and generally acting like a homicidal maniac.
** He does say he exists to fulfill Norman Osborn's dreams, but aside from killing the Oscorp board members, it is very unclear what he hopes to achieve.
** The formula that gives him his strength is said (and shown) to make him insane, and it's only after Spiderman interferes with his revenge/attempts to hold onto his company that he starts gunning for Spiderman, a thorn in his side. He tries to recruit him initially, and when that fails the rest of the plot is a result of him taking it ''very'' personally.
* GeneticEngineeringIsTheNewNuke: Radioactive spider --> genetically-engineered spider.
* GenreSavvy: Arguably, the Green Goblin. His dialogue suggests that he's treating Spider-Man like someone who wants to play [[BigDamnHeroes comic book superhero]] and is trying to prove to him that heroic actions are foolish and self-defeating.
* HammyHerald: The deliciously hammy wrestling announcer, played by BruceCampbell.
* HeroicBystander: StanLee's cameo. In both this and the second movie, he pulls people away from pieces of falling buildings.
* HeroicSecondWind
* HoistByHisOwnPetard
* HowDoIShotWeb
* IronicEcho: "I missed the part where that's my problem."
** "Don't tell Harry." is also a line repeated throughout the movie.
** Also "Back to formula".
* IdiotBall: So Green Goblin has Spidey unconscious. Instead of taking his mask off and learn his secret identity he later finds out by pure accident.
** There was no reason for the Goblin to take off his mask. Given that they were in New York, the odds that Spider-Man was someone that he could recognize just by seeing his face were incredibly small.
** Furthermore, he was playing good goblin at that point to try to get Spidey on his side. He also could have easily killed him while he was unconscious, but chose not to.
* ISurrenderSuckers: The Goblin.
* ItsNotYouItsMyEnemies
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold/ [[EvenEvilHasStandards Even Jerk Has Standards]]: Jameson, the man who has no problem defaming Spider-man, lies in the face of injury or death so as to protect Peter from the Goblin.
** The novelization looks deeper into his motives: Jameson always protects his sources, and has gone to jail twice for doing so in the past.
*** Considering that this is related to a strict code of journalistic ethics and integrity, it is a little surprising since he shows no scruples about libeling Spider-Man.
* LikeAWeasel
* MatchCut
* TheManInTheMirrorTalksBack: At least one Norman Osborn / Green Goblin dialogue/monologue is done via this.
* NonchalantDodge: When Flash Thompson tries to pick a fight with Peter, Pete's new SuperReflexes are depicted by showing everything ''except'' him in slow motion, allowing him to dodge the punch, look at Flash in surprise and confusion, then back to the fist.
* OddFriendship: Harry and Peter who are best friends despite coming from complete polar-opposite backgrounds.
** Subtext would indicate that they bonded over having lost parents and being respective outcasts among their peers, Harry being the LonelyRichKid and Peter being a HollywoodNerd.
** Harry also implies in the second film that Peter initially may have been his tutor, as he credits him with "single-handedly getting me through High School Science."
* OhCrap: Or in Osborn's case: "Oh."
** Also the look on his assistant's face when, after turning around, finds a single hand clenched around his face and realizes that that hand belongs to a very, very pissed off Norman Osborn, who until just recently was believed to have suffered a terminal heart attack.
* TheParagon: Spider-Man's efforts got ordinary citizens to help in the climax.
* PartingWordsRegret
* PetTheDog: New York's citizens are generally giant jerks to Spider-Man until the scene where Green Goblin tries to kill a bunch of children, then stop Spider-Man from saving them. The assorted crowd on the bridge throw pipes and assorted debris at him. Similarly, J. Jonah Jameson is all BadBoss around everybody until Green Goblin flies in through the window looking for Peter just after Peter's left the room. Jameson insists that Peter's never even gone to the Bugle office even as the Goblin is strangling him.
* ProWrestlingIsReal: The first film depicted wrestling as real as a direct adaptation of his origin story. In that world, Spider-Man beat a wrestler named ''Bonesaw [=McGraw=]'', played by the late Randy "Macho-Man" Savage.
* RainOfBlood
* RealLifeWritesThePlot: The film was delayed thanks to the need to remove an extended scene involving the World Trade Centre [[TooSoon judged inappropriate]] after the 9/11 attacks. The reaction to these was also responsible for adding the aforementioned scene in which New York citizens rally together to verbally attack the Goblin.
* RoofHopping: The scene is so iconic, even ''KickAss'' used the same set as a direct homage.
* RousseauWasRight: The moment when the citizens of New York prove the Green Goblin wrong once and for all by not turning against Spider-Man was the true dramatic climax of the film. After that point, the final fight with the Goblin was pretty much all a ForegoneConclusion.
* SadisticChoice: Goblin. The TropeNamer.
* SaveTheDayTurnAway ends on a really textbook example of one
* ScareChord: A scene with Norman talking to the Goblin's spirit features a chord that's rather jarring in its loudness.
* SplitPersonalityMakeover: Norman Osborn and the Green Goblin. The difference between the two is huge, but it's done entirely with facial expression, vocal mannerisms, and body language!
* StalkerWithACrush: As sweet and innocent as Peter's crush on Mary Jane appears to be, in real life, Pete would be considered somewhat of a stalker. If this movie were set in real life, Mary Jane would most likely be slightly creeped out by Peter's behavior toward her.
* StaringKid: The kid gawking at falling debris that Spidey had to save during his fight with the Green Goblin.
* StrippedToTheBone
* SwordLimbo
* TakeAThirdOption: The bridge scene. And it ''works'' too.
* TalentDouble
* TalkingToThemself
* ThematicThemeTune: "Hero", written by [[{{Nickelback}} Chad Kroeger]] and sung by him and Josey Scott.
* ThisIsGonnaSuck
* TooDumbToLive: The kid at the Festival, who stands like a deer in headlights as the large globe falls towards him. Even Peter shows irritation that he's not running.
--> '''Peter''': C'mon move kid!
* WeCanRuleTogether: "Join me!" says the Goblin. Spider-Man takes a pass.
* WetSariScene
* WeWillMeetAgain
* WhiteGangBangers
* YoureNotMyFather
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[[folder:Unique to ''Spider-Man 2'']]
* AIIsACrapshoot / PsychoPrototype: The tentacles - they tend to do things that protect themselves and Octavius, but are extremely twisted in their ways, and are more keen to destroy to get what Otto wants rather than anything else.
* AlternativeForeignThemeSong: The Japanese version uses a song called [[http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XMTc1ODg0ODIw.html "Web of Night"]] by T.M. Revolution.
* AntagonistInMourning
* AntiClimacticUnmasking: Played straight and then averted. The first time Peter loses his mask, the crowd of people don't know who he is. The second and third time it's taken off, Harry, Dr. Octavius, and Mary Jane recognize him.
* AntiVillain: Dr. Octopus. Now, when he's bad, he's ''really'' bad. But his whole nature is still so tragic, and he does [[RedemptionEqualsDeath redeem himself]] in the end.
* ArtisticLicensePhysics:
** Nuclear fusion really is the process by which the sun generates energy. But a nuclear fusion reactor won't ''look like'' the sun unless it's as ''big as'' the sun (over a million kilometers across). The reason the sun has prominences and a photosphere and sunspots and all the rest is because there are thousands upon thousands of kilometers of hot gas that ''aren't'' undergoing nuclear fusion, sitting on top of the core and obscuring it from view.
*** And, worse, the reactor in the movies doesn't just look like the sun, it looks like the sun ''filmed in X-ray light'' and shown in false color so that we mere humans can see its surface structure.
*** On top of that, you'd think that dipping small piece of the sun into a large body of water to quench it down would provoke a devastating explosion of steam, if not outright plasma from all the ionized hydrogen and oxygen.
** Peter stops a train by creating bungies either side of it with webbing, and then using his own body to hold it all together at the front of the engine, risking tearing himself apart. A completely unnecessary risk, as the webbing would still break if it wasn't strong enough to stop the train. The fact that it doesn't break shows that he could have just created a bung of safety nets out of webbing and let it stop the train on its own.
* BadassBystander: Everyone in the train when rise up against Octavius to protect Spider-Man... they don't succeed, but it takes some stones to stand up to a villain with 4 mechanical arms.
** Peter does this earlier in the film, when ''sans'' powers, he runs into a burning building to rescue a trapped child. He gets her out safely, but unfortunately, then finds out that there were more people trapped on the fourth floor that didn't make it.
* BadassGrandma: Aunt May! When she is captured by Doc Ock, she lets the Doc know that she's not going down without a fight...by jabbing the end of her umbrella toward his eye.
* BigNo: Octavius lets a particularly narmful out when he sees the murder and destruction his tentacles have wreaked while he was unconscious, and then lets another one out as he is dragged underwater with his overloading fusion machine. The second one manages to be fairly tragic, as he had just made his HeelFaceTurn and his last comment was a pledge not to die a monster, only to immediately be dragged to his death.
** Not quite as tragic as that. It wasn't that Octavius wasn't willing to die; he wasn't willing to die a MONSTER--that is, as a murderous bastard only concerned with his own desires. He died a hero.
* BladeBelowTheShoulder: The tentacles have a blade inside them.
* BrilliantButLazy: TropeNamer.
* CasualDangerDialog: In the final scene, where Peter is unmasked and rushes to save MJ from a falling object.
-->'''Peter:''' Hi.
-->'''Mary Jane:''' ''(somewhat disbelieving)'' Hi.
-->'''Peter:''' ...this is really heavy.
* CallBack: In the first film, Spider-Man attempts to save a woman from a burning building, but it turns out to be Green Goblin wrapped in a blanket. In this film, Peter (temporarily powerless) braves another burning building to save a child who is wrapped in a blanket, which happens to be Green. Get it?
* CombatTentacles: Doc Ock.
* ComicBookMoviesDontUseCodenames: [=JJJ=] spends a scene trying to figure out what to name the new supervillain on the block. "Doctor Octopus" is almost immediately a suggestion, but it gets turned down just as quickly.
--> That's crap.
* ConspicuousTrenchcoat: Doc Ock uses one to hide his tentacles when he robs a bank.
* ContinuityCameo: Doctor Curt Conners appears as Peter's professor (the one who threatens to fail him for being BrilliantButLazy).
* CrucifiedHeroShot
* CutTheJuice
* CyberneticsEatYourSoul: Octavius' tentacles.
* DisposableFiance: John Jameson.
* DisproportionateRetribution: JJJ is ''finally'' convinced that Spider-Man is a hero and was really fighting for the good guys this entire time...up until Spidey takes back his superhero suit from JJJ's office, causing him to accuse Spider-Man of being a thief ''[[RuleOfFunny which is funny, given that Jonah pretty much scammed the suit off the guy who found it.]]''
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: Peter's emotional crisis causes him to lose his web-shooting ability. [[LampshadedDoubleEntendre It happens to a lot of guys.]]
** Also "You can't get off if you don't get on." When MJ is telling Peter they can't just pick up where they left off.
* DrowningMySorrows
* EvilHand: The tentacles have an advanced AI.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: "My Rosie's dead... my dream is dead... and these monstrous things should be at the bottom of the river... along with me."
* FourEyesZeroSoul: Doc Ock during most of the film.
* GenreSavvy: Robbie Robertson, who pointedly gives Peter a look that he's noticed that Spider-Man ''just happened'' to be at the same place as he was.
* GladIThoughtOfIt: JJ "christening" Octopus.
* GoThroughMe: Civilians try to protect the injured Spiderman from Doc Ock. They fail.
* HandWave: A major one. In reality, it would take Dr. Octavius thousands of years and a solar system's worth of space to create a protostar, not a few moments. Secondly, the heat generated from the protostar would kill everyone within a short radius instantly, but since this is Fiction Land, all the writers need is a scoop of {{Unobtainium}} to avoid accusations of CriticalResearchFailure.
* HeldGaze: Peter and Mary Jane continually throughout the movie. In one notable instance that Doc Ock [[MomentKiller destroys]] their mutual HeldGaze presages an AlmostKiss.
* HesBack: Subverted once, although it was easy to see coming, and then played straight.
* HeyItsThatGuy: [[{{Bones}} Dr. Temperance Brennan]] will not pay for late pizza.
* HoldingOutForAHero
* HowDoIShotWeb: Appropriately enough.
* IHaveThisFriend: Peter recounting his loss of powers about his...sorry, his friend's dream of being Spider-Man and losing his powers to his doctor.
* IronicBirthday
* LampshadeHanging: Courtesy your friendly, neighborhood J. Jonah Jameson.
** "Guy named Otto Octavius winds up with eight limbs. What are the odds?"
*** Although to be fair a guy with the name Octavius would be far more likely to build something based on the number eight.
* LastSecondChance
* MoralityChip: On the robotic arms. Predictably, it gets destroyed.
* MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate: Dr. Octopus.
* MorallyBankruptBanker
* MultiArmedMultitasking: Dr. Octopus does this when he builds the new sun-generator machine, with his long metallic tentacles.
* MythologyGag: Possibly, with Dr. Octopus holding Aunt May hostage. In the earlier comics, May (true to form at the time) was blissfully unaware that Dr. Octopus was a bad man, in this movie however, it's pretty clear.
* NeverMessWithGranny: Aunt May, especially when she has an umbrella.
* NewEraSpeech
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* NoSympathy: MJ continually drags poor Peter through the mud for missing her play, being too self-absorbed to realize that an impoverished student already has too many balls in the air ''without'' also moonlighting as a crimefighter. True, he did promise her that he'd come, but sometimes in life people have no control over whether or not they can keep their promises. ''Grown-ups'' get that.
** Especially since he still presumably had the ticket as proof that he didn't blow her off if he chose to show it to her.
** Octavius' reputation is totally destroyed and Harry even acts like he's a crackpot later on in the film, despite the fact that his experiment for the most part actually ''worked'' and for a few minutes he actually created ''a fricking Sun''.
* OhCrap: A nice group example, seconds before "...it's a ''web''!!"
* OmnidisciplinaryScientist: Octavius is brilliant nuclear physicist who has nearly perfected a viable source of infinite power from nuclear fusion. On the way, he has also made revolutionary breakthroughs in robotics and software engineering to create his intelligent arms. Not only that, but he must have developed an extremely effective power source even before the fusion reactor just to power the extremely strong arms.
* PantyShot: Near the end as that wall's about to fall on Mary Jane and just before Peter catches it. Mary Jane falls backards, the wind blows her skirt up, giving the audience a quick view of her white panties.
* TheParagon: Aunt May points out to Peter that Spider-Man is a symbol of hope to people who are in the face of despair and that you trust him when he'll tells you to hold on for a minute longer, and that even the boy across the street wants to be Spider-Man when he grows up.
** This saves Peter at the end when the people on the train rally against Octavius to protect an unconscious Peter, seeing him unmasked and realising that the hero putting himself in harms way to save them is "just a kid, no older than my son".
* PsychosomaticSuperpowerOutage: Peter loses his powers due to being unconsciously conflicted about whether or not to keep being Spider-Man.
* RooftopConfrontation: Subverted. A fight between Spider-Man and Octavius begins on the roof of a building, but they end up chasing each other all over the city.
* RunawayBride: MJ leaves a ''note'' to let the groom know he's been abandoned at the altar.
* ShallowLoveInterest: MJ seems like this in this movie more than the others. While the first film and especially the third showcased her own life and problem, here all of her scenes exist solely to provide romantic angst for Peter.
** To be fair, she did pour her heart and soul out and tell Peter she loved him at the end of the last movie... and he still wanted to just be friends. Given that her father was abusive, her last two boyfriends (Flash, and Harry) treated her poorly actually gives her serious cause to have trust issues when it comes to men, particularly as to why the only good man she's ever known and who clearly loves her keeps bailing on her.
* ShakyPOVCam: It's a Sam Raimi movie, what did you expect?!
* SinisterShades: the ones Otto wears when he abducts Mary Jane
* ThirtyMinutesOrItsFree: played straight with the opening sequence
* ThisIsYourBrainOnEvil
* TrainStopping - Peter uses webs as a stretch net to brake the train to a stop
* TraintopBattle - including runaway train; quite ironically, the entire train fight is a case of [[TheWindyCity Chicago doubling]], as the scene was filmed on Chicago's 'L' system (there are no subways in New York City that have trains fitted out with fold-in doors)
* {{Unobtainium}}: Osborn's tritium.
** Although it is an unusual example, since tritium is a real substance and is used in some fusion experiments. However, real tritium is nothing like the substance portrayed in the movie, and it effectively functions as Unobtainium that just happens to have a semi-accurate name.
* UncomfortableElevatorMoment: Provides the page image. One of the funniest examples too.
* UnderTheTruck: Spidey is chasing two crooks in a car and naturally, a truck pulls out in the way. Rather than slide under, Spidey swings through the gap between the cab and trailer.
* WhatCouldPossiblyGoWrong with that nuclear experiment.
* WhenThingsSpinScienceHappens
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* ActionSurvivor: Mary Jane in the final battle.
* AdvertisedExtra: Venom, though a possible {{subver|tedTrope}}sion as well. Venom was only in the movie for about ten minutes, but he surprisingly did a ''lot'' in ten minutes: [[spoiler: He teamed up with Sandman and kidnapped Mary Jane, which led to Peter and Harry's reconciliation, which led to Harry's death, which led to Peter and Mary Jane's reconciliation. Basically, the plot couldn't have wrapped up without Venom taking action.]]
** This really depends on whether you think of Venom as the combo of Eddie and the symbiote, or just the symbiote. From the idea that Venom is really the symbiote, only needing Eddie as a tool for revenge, then Venom has a lot of scenes, just no dialogue.
* AmnesiacDissonance: Harry.
* AntiVillain: Sandman, who became a criminal in order to steal money to save his sick daughter.
** A bit of a subversion, given that he has no qualms about pulverizing cops trying to rescue his completely innocent hostage.
* BashBrothers
* BigDamnHeroes
* BigShutUp: Harry to Peter after Peter tries to explain that he didn't kill Harry's father.
* BittersweetEnding: Leans more towards the positive side: [[spoiler: Harry is dead, and Peter has to come to terms with having acted like a colossal jerk, but he's managed to overcome his dark side, forgiven the man who (accidentally) killed his uncle, and it's implied that his rocky relationship with Mary Jane will heal, and they'll be back together again]].
* CannotSpitItOut
* ChekhovsGun: [[spoiler: Peter discovers that amplified sound (i.e. standing next to a ringing church bell) disrupted the symbiote long enough for Peter to remove it. He uses the same tactic during the final battle.]]
* ComicBookMoviesDontUseCodenames: Venom is ''never'' named at all.
* CrowdSong
* DeusExMachina: [[spoiler: The butler suddenly revealing the true nature of Norman's death to Harry. WordOfGod states that he's a hallucination, representing Harry's good side.]].
** "''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HoNgMVFQNBI&feature=channelvideotitle You are so fired]]''"
* EasyAmnesia
* EvilCostumeSwitch
* EvilTastesGood: Harry gets a scene relating to this.
* FourLinesAllWaiting: One of the more common complaints about the movie was the fact that the presence of three major villains, each of whom has their own plot, as well as the romance plot, left the movie rather crowded.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: After Harry tells Peter that [[spoiler: he's "The other guy"]]:
-->Waitress: ''How's the pie?''
-->Harry: ''So goood.''
** "Miss Brant! That's not the position I hired you for!"
* GoodScarsEvilScars
* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor
* HoverBoard: Adaptation of the Goblin Glider.
* ItsAllAboutMe: Peter, Mary Jane, Harry, and Eddie Brock all suffer from this. The first three overcome it. Brock...doesn't.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Mr. Ditkovich, so much. Justified in that landlords of such rundown tenements have to be callous and sometimes ruthless--but that doesn't mean they're heartless.
* LampshadeHanging: After the first battle with The Sandman, Peter blatantly asks out loud, 'Where do these guys come from?')
* LargeHam: "'''So goood.'''"
* LittlestCancerPatient: Flint Marko's daughter.
* MeaningfulBackgroundEvent
* NiceGirl: Gwen Stacy.
* NighInvulnerability: Sandman.
* NotMyDriver
* NotUsingTheZWord: [[spoiler:Eddie Brock after bonding with the symbiote]] never gets called [[spoiler:Venom]].
** Likewise, Harry's costumed identity was referred to as "New Goblin" in promotional materials, but he's never called that during the film. However, Peter ''does'' taunt Harry by calling him "Little Goblin Junior" at one point.
* PeekABangs
* PapaWolf: Sandman was willing to do ''anything'' to ensure his daughter is cured of her illness, even if it means having to go through a life of crime to do so.
* PowerHigh: When Peter gets the symbiote, he says, "I feel... wow... this feels good!"
* RaimiVision
* RecklessGunUsage: [[spoiler:How Flint killed Uncle Ben.]]
* {{Retcon}}: [[spoiler: Whoops, turns out the guy Spidey killed in the first movie didn't kill Uncle Ben after all, Sandman did!]]
* RevengeMyopia: The Hobgoblin has this as his motivation. He wants to kill Spidey because Spidey killed the Hobgoblin's father, the Green Goblin. However, just before the movie's climax, his butler [[TheReveal reveals]] that [[spoiler:[[HoistByHisOwnPetard Green Goblin was killed by his own hover-board.]]]]
* RivalTurnedEvil: Harry.
* RunningGag: How many times can the scenery hit Harry in the forehead?
* SeekingSanctuary
* SeriesFinale: During development, the filmmakers wern't sure if there was going to be a Spider Man 4, so they designed movie 3 to act as a series finale if need be. In [[Film/{{The Amazing Spider-Man}} retrospect]], it seems to have been a wise choice.
* ShipperOnDeck: She may like Peter herself, but Ursula is still all for him and MJ.
* ShowerOfAngst
* SparedByTheAdaptation: [[spoiler:Gwen.]]
* SpiderLimbs
* SteppingStonesInTheSky
* StepThreeProfit: Step 1, break Peter and Mary Jane up. Step 2, ???? Step 3, SPIDER-MAN IS FINISHED!
** In fairness, breaking up Peter and Mary Jane was probably just to screw with Peter.
* TakeItToTheBridge
* TakingTheBullet: Harry.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Mary Jane and Gwen Stacy.
* TransformationTrauma
* UnflinchingWalk
* VehicleVanish: Harry pulls a particularly goofy one on Peter; Peter is looking through a diner's window at Harry, who is sitting, smiling at him before vanishing in such a way that it simply looks like he threw himself to the floor.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Sandman genuinely wants to do good by helping his daughter out of her illness. Unfortunately, he has to steal money from various places as well as AccidentalMurder [[spoiler:Peter Parker's uncle]] in order to do so.
* WhatTheHellHero: Gwen gives this to Peter in the restaurant scene, when she realizes he's only romancing her to humiliate Mary Jane. She even apologizes to MJ before storming off.
** Eddie Brock actually calls out "What the hell!'" when Spider-Man breaks his camera.
* WithinParameters: The scientists running an experiment involving a particle accelerator and sand notice that the weight of the sand is greater than expected. They write it off as a bird that will fly away once the experiment starts. The "bird" is actually Flint Marko, about to be turned into The Sandman. One wonders what 200-pound bird the scientists were thinking of.
** Brilliantly parodied in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HoNgMVFQNBI this video]]. For brevity's sake, just jump to about 1:50.
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: The Sandman.
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[[folder:Tropes used in multiple movies]]
* AdaptationDistillation: Classic moments, images and arcs from 40+ years of Spider-Man stories are squashed down to their best bits to fuel the films.
* BigBad: The Green Goblin in the first film, Doc Ock in the second, and the alien symbiote in the third (with Venom serving as the FinalBoss.)
* BigNo: Octavius discovering his new condition, [[spoiler:Brock before dying]].
* BlindWithoutEm: Pete before getting his powers, and when they start failing.
* BuildingSwing
* BurningBuildingRescue
* BusFullOfInnocents: A tram car in the first, a train in the second.
* TheCameo: StanLee and BruceCampbell, in all movies. {{Stan Lee}} protects a little girl in the havoc created by the Green Goblin in the first film. In the second, he pulls a woman out of the way of falling debris while Spider-Man fights Doc Ock; "Look out!" is his only line. In the third, he has a much more substantial cameo as a man who talks to Peter on the street. "Y'know, I guess it's true what they say: one person really can make a difference. [[{{Catchphrase}} 'Nuff said]]."
** {{Bruce Campbell}} appears once in every film as someone who actually helps develop Peter's plot in some small way. In the first movie, he plays the ring announcer who introduces Peter as Spider-Man instead of "The Human Spider" as Peter originally wanted. In #2, he plays an usher at the theater who refuses to let Peter in because the doors have already been closed. Finally in #3, he is a french Maître d' at a restaurant who gladly helps Peter with his plans to propose to Mary Jane (though it doesn't exactly work out).
* CashCowFranchise
* CasualDangerDialogue: The immortal "this is really heavy" in movie 2.
* CheapCostume
* ChestInsignia
* ChildhoodFriendRomance: Harry.
* CivvieSpandex: Used in the second and third films. Dr. Octopus wears a trenchcoat and a suit. The Sandman, meanwhile, sticks to a pair of khakis and a green striped shirt while in Flint Marko form.
* ClothesMakeTheManiac
* CompositeCharacter: Mary Jane has some traces of Gwen Stacy in the first two movies.
** Mary Jane also has a strong basis in Liz Allan. Like Allan, MJ in the movies is a classmate and longtime crush of Peter's who is much higher on the social ladder and dates Flash Thompson. In fact the only real similarities MJ has with her comics counterpart are her being Peter's neighbor, her coming from an abusive household, her brief relationship with Harry Osborn and her aspirations to be an actor.
* ConfusedBystanderInterview: There are a few examples of this throughout the series.
* DaEditor: J. Jonah Jameson.
* DeadlyDodging
* DeathByAdaptation: [[spoiler: Green Goblin, Doc Ock, and Venom.]]
** All of whom ''have'' died in the comics, they just ended up [[DeathIsCheap coming back]] afterward.
*** To be fair, how many major comic book characters haven't died at some point or another?
* DeathBySecretIdentity: [[spoiler: Green Goblin is impaled soon after he discovers Peter's secret.]] In the second film, a big part of the movie marketing was that Harry would learn Peter's secret, [[spoiler: but Harry's death wouldn't come until he made the full transition to baddie in the third movie. Peter also reveals his identity to Doc Ock, probably knowing that this trope would spell death for the doctor. In the final movie, this works against Eddie Brock/Venom, but actually leads to the redemption of the Sandman.]] If this trope is truly in full swing, then [[spoiler: all those people on the subway in S2 better look both ways before crossing the street...]]
* DevelopmentGag: The second film has a couple of playful jabs at Tobey Maguire's back problems, which nearly forced him to drop out. This includes the "I'm back, I'm back! ... My back, my back!" scene, and a FreezeFrameBonus Bugle headline claiming link between back pain and brain shrinkage.
* DistressedDamsel: Mary Jane gets kidnapped by the villain in all three movies.
* FemaleGaze: Well, of course. We're talking about a muscular young dude who wears a skintight outfit and is unbelievable agile.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: In the first film Harry Osborn says of his father "If I'm lucky I'll be half the man he was". Come the third movie, we find out what exactly is meant by this. There are other foreshadowing moments involving Harry, such as the green bowtie he wears during the wedding scene in 2, and [[spoiler: "They're my best friends ... I'd give my life for them"]].
* FreakLabAccident: Origin of all villains save Venom.
* GirlNextDoor: Mary Jane. Supplies the page image.
* TheGlassesComeOff: See BlindWithoutEm.
* GollumMadeMeDoIt: Green Goblin in the first movie, the tentacle AI with Otto Octavius in the second, and Peter bonded with the symbiote in the third.
** Although one could argue that each one could have put a stop to it at any time.
* HarassingPhoneCall
* HeroesWantRedheads: Peter wants Mary Jane.
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Doc Ock and Harry]].
* HeroWithBadPublicity
* IHaveYourWife: Mary Jane, [[DistressedDamsel of course]].
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice
* IvyLeague: Although Peter Parker attends the fictional Empire State University (modeled after New York University) in the comics, the Raimi films make him a student at Columbia.
* LargeHam: All the villains but Sandman. Also, J. Jonah Jameson and Bruce Campbell's cameo appearances.
** Special mention has to go to Willem Dafoe as the Green Goblin. When he is fighting Peter, he is having the time of his life, complete with evil cackles and poor one-liners.
** EvilIsHammy: In addition to the villains, Maguire was having FAR too much fun being Emo-Jarkass-Peter in the middle of the third film.
* LoadBearingHero
* MadeOfIron: Spidey is a given; his powers allow him to shrug off huge amounts of punishment. But especially notable is Ock in the second film. He's an out-of-shape scientist who shouldn't be standing after ''one'' of the super-strong Spider-Man's punches. Even if Spidey pulls his punches, Ock takes a web-slung bag of coins to the face at one point without a mark to show for it, and also keeps fighting after being slammed through the floor when Spidey catapults himself from the roof.
* MarqueeAlterEgo: Spider-Man's mask being destroyed, Venom removing his.
* MeaningfulFuneral
* {{Megane}}: Peter himself before he got his powers and turning back to normal. Doesn't wear glasses in the third movie.
* MomentKiller: And how!
* MrFanservice
* MythologyGag: The old TV series theme.
* NeutralFemale: Mary Jane and Aunt May do some subversions.
* NeverMyFault: Harry and Eddie Brock.
* NiceGuy / NiceGirl: Ben and May Parker.
* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: Parts 1 and 3.
* OminousLatinChanting: The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GusLypfx7OQ trailer]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5q6skxRLnsI songs]].
* OnceAnEpisode: Cameos by Stan Lee and Bruce Campbell, an [[ThemeTuneCameo in-movie performance]] of the 1960s TV show's theme.
* PluckyComicRelief: J. Jonah Jameson and his assistant Hoffman. Also Peter's landlord and his daughter.
* PragmaticAdaptation: Parts 1 and 2, and some of Part 3 in regards to the Symbiote.
* ProfessorGuineaPig: Green Goblin and Doc Ock.
* RedemptionEqualsDeath
* ReflectiveEyes
* RunningGag: Jameson keeps yelling for '''"HOFFMAN!"''' who keeps appearing faster and faster as the movies progress, much to Jonah's confusion, eventually culminating in Jameson screaming his name while turning around, only to be face to face with Hoffman ''before he finished saying his name''.
* SayMyName: The entire trilogy could be summarized through one name: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TOTOJu_elw8&feature=player_embedded "MARY JAAAAAAAAANE!"]]
* SecretIdentity: Peter's secret identity as Spider-Man.
* ShapeShifterBaggage: Where does Peter get the mass for all those webs his body produces without being an extreme BigEater?
* ShirtlessScene
* ShoutOut:
** Peter opening his shirt like {{Superman}}; Doc Ock climbing NY buildings like KingKong; "Symbiote Night Fever".
** Shouting "{{Shazam}}!" and "[[{{Superman}} Up, up and away]], web!" in the first movie, which was [[ThrowItIn an ad-lib]] by Maguire.
** In the novelization of the first movie, the wheelchaired and bald Oscorp Board Member, Maximillian Fargas, is compared to the "professor character in that [[Film.XMen mutant movie]]."
** Aunt May telling Peter that he's not "{{Superman}}."
** When Jonah and Hoffman are discussing what to call Octavius for the paper headline:
-->'''Jonah''': What are we gonna call this guy?\\
'''Hoffman''': "Doctor Octopus?"\\
'''Jonah''': That's crap.\\
'''Hoffman''': "Science squid"?\\
'''Jonah''': Crap.\\
'''Hoffman''': "DoctorStrange"?\\
'''Jonah''': That's pretty good... But it's taken!
** Peter's landlord and his daughter, the [[SteveDitko Ditko]]vich's.
** Before the {{SadisticChoice}}
-->'''Green Goblin''': [[TheIronGiant We are who we choose to be, now choose!]]
* SoftGlass: Shards of glass rarely give more than a few minor scratches. Averted with the death of Rosie Octavius in the second movie.
* SomethingPerson: Spider-Man and Sandman.
* SpiderSense
* SpinningPaper
* SpontaneousCrowdFormation: In the first film, they help Spidey by throwing insults and rocks at the Green Goblin. The second film plays on this, by having the crowd stand up to Doctor Octopus, only for him to easily brush them aside, snatch the defeated Spidey and carry him off.
* StarvingStudent: Peter Parker, particularly in the second movie which has him struggling through college without money and his superhero identity compounding his hardships.
* StealthHiBye
* ThemeMusicPowerUp
* ThemeTuneCameo: The old TV series theme.
* TookALevelInJerkass: Harry Osborn and Mary-Jane in the second movie. Peter in the third movie.
* TrailersAlwaysSpoil: When you watch the trailer after watching the movie, it's impressive how much plot is given.
** The most egregious example has to be [[spoiler: showing Harry pulling off Peter's mask]] in the second film.
* VariableTerminalVelocity
* WhipPan: How Spider-Sense is portrayed.
* WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity
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"Awesome!"\\
"Unless you're Jesus this game will most likely make you swallow your own head. Guaranteed."\\
"How much does it cost?"\\
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"That movie gave me chronic diarrhea!"\\
"What a piece of crap!"\\
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