History Headscratchers / SpiderMan

20th Feb '17 8:54:07 AM SuperMagneto
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* Phil Urich as the heroic Green Goblin: Inverse, why did Phil think it was a good idea to turn an infamous criminal into a hero?

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* Phil Urich as the heroic Green Goblin: Inverse, In-universe, why did Phil think it was a good idea to turn an infamous criminal into a hero?
19th Feb '17 5:09:01 PM ErikModi
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* I agree with you on some parts but he was being irresponsible with powers that were above the levels of the Hulk or the Phoenix. His recklessness almost caused deaths, he was a kid with an ego with unstoppable level powers. Bit a much on what Peter told him afterwards but still, he had a lot of power that he could not use properly at the time.

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* ** I agree with you on some parts but he was being irresponsible with powers that were above the levels of the Hulk or the Phoenix. His recklessness almost caused deaths, he was a kid with an ego with unstoppable level powers. Bit a much on what Peter told him afterwards but still, he had a lot of power that he could not use properly at the time.
** Alpha wasn't just failing to live up to Peter's notions of responsibility: He was actively ignoring his responsibilities, being a massive jerk to everyone around him, sleeping around behind the back and to the face of girls he was with, and engaging in incredibly reckless fights because he could get away with it. Really, it was only a matter of time before the kid caused a tragedy, and with his power, it wasn't going to be limited to "I let Uncle Ben die." Alpha was either going to be so negligent he caused a disaster that made [[ComicBook/CivilWar Stamford]] look like a square dance, or he was going to actively go DrunkOnTheDarkSide and become a threat no one could hope to put down.
12th Sep '16 11:38:14 AM Cornholio4
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* I agree with you on some parts but he was being irresponsible with powers that were above the levels of the Hulk or the Phoenix. His recklessness almost caused deaths, he was a kid with an ego with unstoppable level powers. Bit a much on what Peter told him afterwards but still, he had a lot of power that he could not use properly at the time.
29th Feb '16 11:35:21 AM FantasyLiver
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* So, maybe I'm just overthinking his costume but why does Spider-Man wear blue. I mean, I get why he wears red and black; black is the color of most spiders and red could represent the black widow's hourglass or something but what does blue have to do with spiders?

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* So, maybe I'm just overthinking his costume but why does Spider-Man wear blue. blue? I mean, I get why he wears red and black; black is the color of most spiders and red could represent the black widow's hourglass or something but what does blue have to do with spiders?
25th Oct '15 2:49:28 PM SilentStranger
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* During the whole debacle with the superhero Alpha back in 2012, when Spiderman decides to depower the kid because he's too "irresponsible" with his powers... is Spiderman now deciding to impose his "with great power" schpiel on OTHER PEOPLE? Nevermind that Spiderman doesnt actually live up to that creed himself, this kids life sucked ass before he got his powers, and he made something with it, and Spiderman just took that away, and thats supposed to be the right thing to do? Just because Parker is fine being miserable out of some semi-masochistic desire to martyr himself doesnt mean every metahuman should have to.
11th Oct '15 1:16:51 PM StFan
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** Answered in the ''OfficialHandbookOfTheMarvelUniverse'', and later confirmed in canon-- he has a small unsealable flap for waste disposal. It's also confirmed, somewhat {{Squick}}ily, that said flap does not allow him the option of normal sexual relations.

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** Answered in the ''OfficialHandbookOfTheMarvelUniverse'', ''ComicBook/OfficialHandbookOfTheMarvelUniverse'', and later confirmed in canon-- canon -- he has a small unsealable flap for waste disposal. It's also confirmed, somewhat {{Squick}}ily, that said flap does not allow him the option of normal sexual relations.
26th Sep '15 8:45:20 PM nombretomado
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** Okay, but he's still publicly seen working with the heroes that have better press as they save the city/world all the time, but rarely gets credit for that. He ''was'' an [[Comicbook/TheAvengers Avenger]] at one point. (Though that may or may not have have occurred thanks to OneMoreDay.)

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** Okay, but he's still publicly seen working with the heroes that have better press as they save the city/world all the time, but rarely gets credit for that. He ''was'' an [[Comicbook/TheAvengers Avenger]] at one point. (Though that may or may not have have occurred thanks to OneMoreDay.ComicBook/OneMoreDay.)
25th Aug '15 2:35:35 PM Dragon101
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** They've met before, though can't remember the issue(s). They most certainly know who the other is regardless. As to why Peter, that's just his schtick. In OMD he gives the weak excuse of "Because it will piss off God", really he does this sort of thing ForTheEvulz and just especially enjoys messing with heroes (he sometimes tries to grab their souls because he can get power from souls that are especially noble, but GoodHurtsEvil so that is tricker than it sounds). Why is he making a deal with Peter and not anyone else on the planet?...Well, he IS. Mephisto makes deals like this ''all the time''. He isn't going to try and make one with someone like the Rhino or a lunatic fan (odds are they are going to Hell so he'll get them anyway) but he makes strategic deals that benefit him in the long run, people he thinks might be useful somehow or others' whose souls or happiness he particularly craves. The problem is less "Why would he make a deal with Peter?" and more "Why would he make such a CRAP deal with Peter?".
4th Aug '15 12:54:06 PM strejda
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** The financial loss is made up for by variant covers, highly advertised storylines and crossover events, renumberings (notice how we are getting another on-going not even two years since they started the last one, which happened after Superior Spider-Man) and then subsequent sales are used as a proof that angry fans are simply VocalMinority.

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** The financial loss is made up for by variant covers, highly advertised storylines and crossover events, renumberings (notice how we are getting another on-going not even two years since they started the last one, which happened after Superior Spider-Man) and then subsequent sales are used as a proof that angry fans are simply VocalMinority. Also, it has been pointed out that Marvel has been deliberately twisting status quo pre-OMD to create backlash that would justify it happening and has attempted to do the same in the past-see Clone Saga, where they tried to replace people with Ben Reily and Mackie/Byrne reboot, where they outright tried to kill MJ off. It's a pathological thing.
4th Aug '15 12:23:38 PM strejda
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** The financial loss is made up for by variant covers, highly advertised storylines and crossover events, renumberings (notice how we are getting another on-going not even two years since they started the last one, which happened after Superior Spider-Man) and then subsequent sales are used as a proof that angry fans are simply VocalMinority.
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