History Franchise / Spiderman

22nd Sep '17 8:18:29 AM renenarciso2
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* ComingOfAgeStory: In nearly all his incarnations. Spiderman's origin story includes Peter Parker getting superpowers, using them for profit, then failing to help stop a criminal who later kills his Uncle Ben. This causes Peter to realise that with great power comes great responsibility. Note that as a coming of age story, Spiderman's origin story is lopsided. It includes the decision to be an adult, but not the learning to be an adult.

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* ComingOfAgeStory: In nearly all his incarnations. Spiderman's Spider-Man's origin story includes Peter Parker getting superpowers, using them for profit, then failing to help stop a criminal who later kills his Uncle Ben. This causes Peter to realise that with great power comes great responsibility. Note that as a coming of age story, Spiderman's Spider-Man's origin story is lopsided. It includes the decision to be an adult, but not the learning to be an adult.
21st Sep '17 8:58:41 AM StFan
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* BrilliantButLazy: Peter is a genius that can reasonably be compared to the likes of [[ComicBook/AntMan Hank Pym]], [[ComicBook/IronMan Tony Stark]], [[ComicBook/TheIncredibleHulk Bruce Banner]] and [[ComicBook/FantasticFour Reed Richards]], but far more than simply being a case of ReedRichardsIsUseless, his only notable inventions are the webslinger and webs, waaay back at the start of his career. He spends most of his time fighting bad guys rather than doing sciencey stuff, which he usually only employs to fight whatever bad guy is making trouble on any particular day. Though the latest CrisisCrossover has left him with his own company, Stark Industries a la mode, so he may be inching towards subverting this trope.
** While Parker Industries is doing quite well as a company, it was created by the Superior Spider-Man, AKA Doc Ock in Peter's body. Since Peter has taken over the reins (of the body and the company), he's usually much more interested in getting away and Spider-Manning rather than being a scientist or businessman. Even when PI produces nifty gadgets or socially-conscious initiatives, it's more a case of Peter saying "Invent this thing, anonymous science lackeys

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* BrilliantButLazy: Peter is a genius that can reasonably be compared to the likes of [[ComicBook/AntMan Hank Pym]], [[ComicBook/IronMan Tony Stark]], [[ComicBook/TheIncredibleHulk Bruce Banner]] and [[ComicBook/FantasticFour Reed Richards]], but far more than simply being a case of ReedRichardsIsUseless, his only notable inventions are the webslinger and webs, waaay back at the start of his career. He spends most of his time fighting bad guys rather than doing sciencey stuff, which he usually only employs to fight whatever bad guy is making trouble on any particular day. Though the latest CrisisCrossover has left him with his own company, Stark Industries a à la mode, so he may be inching towards subverting this trope.
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While Parker Industries is doing quite well as a company, it was created by the Superior Spider-Man, AKA a.k.a. Doc Ock in Peter's body. Since Peter has taken over the reins (of the body and the company), he's usually much more interested in getting away and Spider-Manning rather than being a scientist or businessman. Even when PI produces nifty gadgets or socially-conscious initiatives, it's more a case of Peter saying "Invent this thing, anonymous science lackeyslackeys."



* ButtMonkey: Some writers seem to think that the biggest appeal of Spider-Man is that things constantly go wrong for him. As a result, we get countless stories of Peter suffering humiliation, lack of money, sickly aunt, girl trouble, and just all around unpleasantness, to the point that reading the stories can actually get a little depressing. Note that after John Romita Sr started working on the title with Creator/StanLee, the book became much LighterAndSofter than it had been recently, a move which led most fans to label it as the golden age of Spider-Man.

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Some writers seem to think that the biggest appeal of Spider-Man is that things constantly go wrong for him. As a result, we get countless stories of Peter suffering humiliation, lack of money, sickly aunt, girl trouble, and just all around unpleasantness, to the point that reading the stories can actually get a little depressing. Note that after John Romita Sr Sr. started working on the title with Creator/StanLee, the book became much LighterAndSofter than it had been recently, a move which led most fans to label it as the golden age of Spider-Man.



* CartesianKarma: This is Peter's problem after he gets his body back following the ''Comicbook/SuperiorSpider-Man'' arc, in which Doctor Octopus controlled his body. Many of his prior relationships are strained, especially that with his former lover, Comicbook/BlackCat, who has made a FaceHeelTurn and doesn't care that it was Octavius in Peter's body when she was attacked.

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* CartesianKarma: This is Peter's problem after he gets his body back following the ''Comicbook/SuperiorSpider-Man'' ''ComicBook/SuperiorSpiderMan'' arc, in which Doctor Octopus controlled his body. Many of his prior relationships are strained, especially that with his former lover, Comicbook/BlackCat, ComicBook/BlackCat, who has made a FaceHeelTurn and doesn't care that it was Octavius in Peter's body when she was attacked.



* GrandTheftMe: The premise of Dan Slott's ''Comicbook/SuperiorSpiderMan'' is Doc Ock pulling this on Spidey.

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* GrandTheftMe: The premise of Dan Slott's ''Comicbook/SuperiorSpiderMan'' ''ComicBook/SuperiorSpiderMan'' is Doc Ock pulling this on Spidey.



** After OMD, Peter and MJ were on the outs. She moved on and developed a relationship with others while Peter wasn't ready to move on. Peter eventually decided to start a relationship with Carlie Cooper, while MJ started to reevaluate her feelings for Peter and eventually came to the realization that she still loved him during ''Spider-Island''. The pair slowly tried getting back together, only for the events of ''Superior Spider-Ma''n to drive them apart again. After Peter got his body back, MJ had already moved on and started a relationship with another man. Time will tell how the situation will resolve itself, but if they don't get back together, the fans may riot.

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** After OMD, Peter and MJ were on the outs. She moved on and developed a relationship with others while Peter wasn't ready to move on. Peter eventually decided to start a relationship with Carlie Cooper, while MJ started to reevaluate her feelings for Peter and eventually came to the realization that she still loved him during ''Spider-Island''. The pair slowly tried getting back together, only for the events of ''Superior Spider-Ma''n Spider-Man'' to drive them apart again. After Peter got his body back, MJ had already moved on and started a relationship with another man. Time will tell how the situation will resolve itself, but if they don't get back together, the fans may riot.
19th Sep '17 1:53:23 PM Tropetastic1995
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* NotAllowedToGrowUp: Poor Peter Parker will probably never hit his 30s. In the regular 616 Continuity, Peter is in his mid-20s, and out of college while ''ComicBook/UltimateSpiderMan'', the cartoon adaptations and other continuity focused entirely on his high-school days. Early Marvel Universe comics averted ComicBookTime and had the characters advance and age in the comics, this applied to the Fantastic Four, Dr. Strange and the X-Men. As such Peter remains a mid-20s guy in the mainstream comics largely for the sake of GrandfatherClause even if editors and writers have said that he's essentially an adolescent character and KidHero, and on account of LostInImitation stated above, the Spider-Man of the PopCulturalOsmosis is either a teen hero or a college kid.

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* NotAllowedToGrowUp: Poor Peter Parker will probably never hit his 30s. In the regular 616 Continuity, Peter is in his mid-20s, and out of college while ''ComicBook/UltimateSpiderMan'', the cartoon adaptations and other continuity focused entirely on his high-school days. Early Marvel Universe comics averted ComicBookTime and had the characters advance and age in the comics, this applied to the Fantastic Four, Dr. Strange and the X-Men. As such Peter remains a mid-20s guy in the mainstream comics largely for the sake of GrandfatherClause even if editors and writers have said that he's essentially an adolescent character and KidHero, and on account of LostInImitation stated above, the Spider-Man of the PopCulturalOsmosis is either a teen hero or a college kid. As such, while Peter ''has'' grown up from a teenager to a young adult, the writers generally try to enforce StatusQuoIsGod to keep Peter's lifestyle and personality young and relatable. For example: Peter was, at the time of his introduction, around the same age as the original X-Men, yet all of them are already in their early-mid thirties while Peter was only in his mid-twenties after ''Civil War'', and as of 2017 his last stated age was 28. As a side effect, this means that all Spidey stories set in between the Seventies [[labelnote: Note]]when Peter was 20-something and attending college[[/labelnote]] to the 2000's took place over a period of ''at most'' five or six years InUniverse, which is really rather cramped.
17th Sep '17 2:25:23 PM StFan
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11th Sep '17 3:43:46 PM Doug86
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** Spidey's first solo comic was a case of [[ComicBook/TheFantasticFour Fantastic Four publicity]], featuring the FF prominently on the cover, and the plotline being Spider-Man wanting to join them. The Fantastic Four was Marvel's flagship series at the time.

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** Spidey's first solo comic was a case of [[ComicBook/TheFantasticFour [[ComicBook/FantasticFour Fantastic Four publicity]], featuring the FF prominently on the cover, and the plotline being Spider-Man wanting to join them. The Fantastic Four was Marvel's flagship series at the time.
2nd Sep '17 6:22:54 PM ThisIsRidiculous
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15th Aug '17 5:11:24 AM StFan
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* ''Comicbook/SupermanVsTheAmazingSpiderMan''

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10th Aug '17 9:07:46 PM Basara-kun
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* DorkInASweater: Peter Parker often weared sweaters before being bitten by the spider. He rarely does after.
7th Aug '17 9:32:46 PM jormis29
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** ''WesternAnimation/SpiderManTheAnimatedSeries'' was pretty much John Semper doing the best he could with horrible animation, censorship and ExecutiveMeddling. Nonetheless, the series has remained ''the'' Spider-Man animated adaptation for many fans, with Christopher Daniel Barnes' portrayal of the character often considered one of the best.

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** ''WesternAnimation/SpiderManTheAnimatedSeries'' was pretty much John Semper doing the best he could with horrible animation, censorship and ExecutiveMeddling. Nonetheless, the series has remained ''the'' Spider-Man animated adaptation for many fans, with Christopher Daniel Barnes' Creator/ChristopherDanielBarnes' portrayal of the character often considered one of the best.
6th Aug '17 11:54:22 PM WhirlRX
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* InterclassFriendship: During the early days of the series, Peter Parker, living with his widow aunt May Parker, was friends with Harry Osborn, son of [[CorruptCorporateExecutive evil business man]] Norman Osborn. Sadly, the friendship falls apart thanks to Harry learning his dad was the Green Goblin and Peter was Spider-Man and thinking he killed him. Indeed, in Peter's circle in college, the only one of his friends who shared his working-class background was ComicBook/MaryJaneWatson.
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