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2nd Nov '13 4:22:43 PM StFan
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[[caption-width:250:[[MasculineGirlFeminineBoy Our swashbuckling hero once again saves the gir--waaaait a minute...]]]]

Mary Jane Watson is a popular, sweet-natured and well-liked teenage girl at Midtown High in Queens, who is part of the popular crowd, along with her best friends: [[AllGuysWantCheerleaders head cheerleader]] (and [[AlphaBitch queen bitch]]) Liz Allan, [[JerkJock star athlete]] Flash Thompson and wealthy Harry Osborn, who is clearly interested in Mary Jane in a romantic sense (feelings which Mary Jane is not entirely sure that she shares). Although 'MJ' is apparently happy-go-lucky and cheerful to everyone she encounters, it's all [[StepfordSmiler a lie, of course]]; underneath it all, Mary Jane is unhappy, lonely and insecure, feelings which she keeps bottled up in order to project her cheery facade.

Over recent months, however, she has developed something of a crush on Spider-Man, a charismatic, quick-witted and confident SuperHero with whom she feels a connection, and after he saves her life when the train she is riding is attacked by a super-villain (and inadvertently lets slip a hint that he knows her), Mary Jane makes a resolution -- she is going to ask Spider-Man to be her date to the Homecoming Dance. However, she soon finds that following up her crush leads her life in unexpected directions, many of which seem to lead back to her developing friendship with the kind but {{geek}}y and [[SecretIdentity strangely behaving]] [[Comicbook/SpiderMan Peter Parker]]...

''Spider-Man Loves Mary Jane'' is, of course, the popular MarvelComics character ComicBook/SpiderMan told from the point of view of his LoveInterest, Mary Jane. It explores Mary Jane's friendships with Flash, Liz and Harry (who are, of course, themselves key members of the ''Spider-Man'' cast of characters) and her developing friendships / romantic relationships with both Spider-Man and Peter Parker (whom, although it was strongly implied at times, was never directly revealed to be Spider-Man throughout the course of the book). Although primarily a TeenDrama aimed at teenage girls with little in the way of superhero exploits, it soon developed a following amongst a more diverse collection of fans owing to its clever and interesting writing (by Sean [=McKeever=]) and distinctive art (mainly by Takeshi Miyazawa).

Under [=McKeever's=] pen, the book lasted for two four-issue mini-series (focusing on the build-up to the Homecoming Dance) and a twenty-issue run, which Miyazawa drew up until issue fifteen (where he was replaced for the last few issues by David Hahn). After [=McKeever=] left to work for DC Comics, Marvel started the series again at issue one with Terry Moore (''StrangersInParadise'') writing and Craig Rousseau on pencils (it was originally supposed to be [[Comicbook/{{Runaways}} Adrian Alphona]], but he quit comics).

[[TheStoner Yes, that joke's been made already,]] [[ComicBook/OneMoreDay so has the other one.]]
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!!Provides examples of:
* AlphaBitch: Subverted; whereas Liz Allan has most of the (negative) character traits associated with the AlphaBitch, Mary Jane is actually more popular and well-liked.
* BerserkButton: Pretty much the one time we see Spider-Man lose his temper, it's when a supervillain he's been chasing notices and recognizes Mary Jane, who is present at their battle for an unrelated reason, and approaches her in astonishment as she (not recognizing him) backs away in fear.
-->'''Spider-Man''': Hey! ''You don't go near her!''
* {{Elseworld}}: Although not strictly part of the mainstream MarvelUniverse continuity, it is essentially set in the universe next door, with things not being that different.
* EmoTeen: A flashback storyline sees Mary Jane indulge in an Emo Teen period after breaking up with her first boyfriend. It's mercifully brief.
* FanNickname: Bitches Love Spider-Man.
* GoshdangItToHeck: The relatively common teenage-girl exclamation of "Omigod!" (as in "Oh my God!") has become "Omigosh!"
* HarsherInHindsight: Done intentionally where Mary Jane's friend says that she'd "Love to drop [[ILetGwenStacyDie Gwen Stacy]] off a bridge". Mary Jane said that wasn't funny, the readership physically cringed.
** Also a meta example: Marvel releases this series glorifying Mary Jane and Peter's relationship at the same time the infamous ''OneMoreDay'' erases said relationship from the main universe.
* HeroesWantRedHeads: Note the title.
* IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming: "The _____ Thing" (until vol. 2)
* JerkJock: Flash Thompson, as he is in the mainstream ''Comicbook/{{Spider-Man}}'' series. Played with in that even his best friends think he's a pretty unreasonable jerk to Peter Parker.
* {{Jerkass}}: Harry Osborn starts off as a fairly decent, if slightly flighty and shallow, guy at the beginning of the series, but gradually begins to become more of a jerk as time goes on.
* LimitedSocialCircle: Played with; although the series follows a core cast of about five or six friends, MJ is a popular and well-liked girl so we frequently see her talking to and hanging out with peripheral characters to underline this.
* LovableAlphaBitch: Liz Allan
* LoveDodecahedron: Take a seat; Mary Jane starts off in a relationship with Harry Osborn. At the same time, Flash Thompson, the boyfriend of Liz Allan, Mary Janes best friend, also has a [[YourCheatingHeart not-so-secret crush]] on Mary Jane. Mary Jane also happens to have a crush on [[LovesMyAlterEgo Spider-Man,]] who himself [[WillTheyOrWontThey may or may not have a thing]] for the super heroine Firestar. [[LampshadeHanging Overwhelmed by all of this nonsense]], Mary Jane swears off boys, only to later develop a crush on [[GiveGeeksAChance Peter Parker.]] The moment she's ready to confess it turns out she's too late because he's now in relationship with Gwen Stacy. Dejected, [[RunningGag Mary Jane kinda-sorta gets back together with Harry Osborn who kinda-sorta may also have feelings for Felicia Hardy]]. In the end, both Peter and Mary Jane end up single, [[EveryoneCanSeeIt and everyone can see the inevitable happening]], but it ironically never does.
* LovesMyAlterEgo: Mary Jane.
* MemeticBadass: In-universe, Limo Girl.
* MythologyGag: See HarsherInHindsight above.
** Issue 8 is [[http://bullyscomics.blogspot.com/2007/12/separated-at-birth-yall-dont-know-about.html nearly identical]] to ''UntoldTalesOfSpiderMan'' #16.
* OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent: Mary Jane, however, actually ''is'' an ordinary high school student.
* PerspectiveFlip: Non-villainous example; it's ''Comicbook/{{Spider-Man}}'' told from the point of view of Mary Jane (and a few other members of the supporting cast) instead of Peter Parker.
* PluckyGirl: Mary Jane - her life isn't the easiest, but she keeps going anyway.
* ShoutOut: The book is mainly focused around the ''SpiderMan'' cast of characters, but allusions are made to characters such as Comicbook/IronMan, the Comicbook/FantasticFour and the Comicbook/XMen.
* StepfordSmiler: Mary Jane.
* TeenDrama
* {{Tsundere}}: Liz easily qualifies as a Type A.
* TwoPersonLoveTriangle: Guess. Go on. Guess. We'll wait.
* WrongGuyFirst: Harry Osborn.
** [[spoiler: Also, Mary Jane initially pursues a relationship with Spider-Man, but realizes that she's actually in love with Peter Parker. There's [[SecretIdentity an irony here]]...]]

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[[caption-width:250:[[MasculineGirlFeminineBoy Our swashbuckling hero once again saves the gir--waaaait a minute...]]]]

Mary Jane Watson is a popular, sweet-natured and well-liked teenage girl at Midtown High in Queens, who is part of the popular crowd, along with her best friends: [[AllGuysWantCheerleaders head cheerleader]] (and [[AlphaBitch queen bitch]]) Liz Allan, [[JerkJock star athlete]] Flash Thompson and wealthy Harry Osborn, who is clearly interested in Mary Jane in a romantic sense (feelings which Mary Jane is not entirely sure that she shares). Although 'MJ' is apparently happy-go-lucky and cheerful to everyone she encounters, it's all [[StepfordSmiler a lie, of course]]; underneath it all, Mary Jane is unhappy, lonely and insecure, feelings which she keeps bottled up in order to project her cheery facade.

Over recent months, however, she has developed something of a crush on Spider-Man, a charismatic, quick-witted and confident SuperHero with whom she feels a connection, and after he saves her life when the train she is riding is attacked by a super-villain (and inadvertently lets slip a hint that he knows her), Mary Jane makes a resolution -- she is going to ask Spider-Man to be her date to the Homecoming Dance. However, she soon finds that following up her crush leads her life in unexpected directions, many of which seem to lead back to her developing friendship with the kind but {{geek}}y and [[SecretIdentity strangely behaving]] [[Comicbook/SpiderMan Peter Parker]]...

''Spider-Man Loves Mary Jane'' is, of course, the popular MarvelComics character ComicBook/SpiderMan told from the point of view of his LoveInterest, Mary Jane. It explores Mary Jane's friendships with Flash, Liz and Harry (who are, of course, themselves key members of the ''Spider-Man'' cast of characters) and her developing friendships / romantic relationships with both Spider-Man and Peter Parker (whom, although it was strongly implied at times, was never directly revealed to be Spider-Man throughout the course of the book). Although primarily a TeenDrama aimed at teenage girls with little in the way of superhero exploits, it soon developed a following amongst a more diverse collection of fans owing to its clever and interesting writing (by Sean [=McKeever=]) and distinctive art (mainly by Takeshi Miyazawa).

Under [=McKeever's=] pen, the book lasted for two four-issue mini-series (focusing on the build-up to the Homecoming Dance) and a twenty-issue run, which Miyazawa drew up until issue fifteen (where he was replaced for the last few issues by David Hahn). After [=McKeever=] left to work for DC Comics, Marvel started the series again at issue one with Terry Moore (''StrangersInParadise'') writing and Craig Rousseau on pencils (it was originally supposed to be [[Comicbook/{{Runaways}} Adrian Alphona]], but he quit comics).

[[TheStoner Yes, that joke's been made already,]] [[ComicBook/OneMoreDay so has the other one.]]
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!!Provides examples of:
* AlphaBitch: Subverted; whereas Liz Allan has most of the (negative) character traits associated with the AlphaBitch, Mary Jane is actually more popular and well-liked.
* BerserkButton: Pretty much the one time we see Spider-Man lose his temper, it's when a supervillain he's been chasing notices and recognizes Mary Jane, who is present at their battle for an unrelated reason, and approaches her in astonishment as she (not recognizing him) backs away in fear.
-->'''Spider-Man''': Hey! ''You don't go near her!''
* {{Elseworld}}: Although not strictly part of the mainstream MarvelUniverse continuity, it is essentially set in the universe next door, with things not being that different.
* EmoTeen: A flashback storyline sees Mary Jane indulge in an Emo Teen period after breaking up with her first boyfriend. It's mercifully brief.
* FanNickname: Bitches Love Spider-Man.
* GoshdangItToHeck: The relatively common teenage-girl exclamation of "Omigod!" (as in "Oh my God!") has become "Omigosh!"
* HarsherInHindsight: Done intentionally where Mary Jane's friend says that she'd "Love to drop [[ILetGwenStacyDie Gwen Stacy]] off a bridge". Mary Jane said that wasn't funny, the readership physically cringed.
** Also a meta example: Marvel releases this series glorifying Mary Jane and Peter's relationship at the same time the infamous ''OneMoreDay'' erases said relationship from the main universe.
* HeroesWantRedHeads: Note the title.
* IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming: "The _____ Thing" (until vol. 2)
* JerkJock: Flash Thompson, as he is in the mainstream ''Comicbook/{{Spider-Man}}'' series. Played with in that even his best friends think he's a pretty unreasonable jerk to Peter Parker.
* {{Jerkass}}: Harry Osborn starts off as a fairly decent, if slightly flighty and shallow, guy at the beginning of the series, but gradually begins to become more of a jerk as time goes on.
* LimitedSocialCircle: Played with; although the series follows a core cast of about five or six friends, MJ is a popular and well-liked girl so we frequently see her talking to and hanging out with peripheral characters to underline this.
* LovableAlphaBitch: Liz Allan
* LoveDodecahedron: Take a seat; Mary Jane starts off in a relationship with Harry Osborn. At the same time, Flash Thompson, the boyfriend of Liz Allan, Mary Janes best friend, also has a [[YourCheatingHeart not-so-secret crush]] on Mary Jane. Mary Jane also happens to have a crush on [[LovesMyAlterEgo Spider-Man,]] who himself [[WillTheyOrWontThey may or may not have a thing]] for the super heroine Firestar. [[LampshadeHanging Overwhelmed by all of this nonsense]], Mary Jane swears off boys, only to later develop a crush on [[GiveGeeksAChance Peter Parker.]] The moment she's ready to confess it turns out she's too late because he's now in relationship with Gwen Stacy. Dejected, [[RunningGag Mary Jane kinda-sorta gets back together with Harry Osborn who kinda-sorta may also have feelings for Felicia Hardy]]. In the end, both Peter and Mary Jane end up single, [[EveryoneCanSeeIt and everyone can see the inevitable happening]], but it ironically never does.
* LovesMyAlterEgo: Mary Jane.
* MemeticBadass: In-universe, Limo Girl.
* MythologyGag: See HarsherInHindsight above.
** Issue 8 is [[http://bullyscomics.blogspot.com/2007/12/separated-at-birth-yall-dont-know-about.html nearly identical]] to ''UntoldTalesOfSpiderMan'' #16.
* OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent: Mary Jane, however, actually ''is'' an ordinary high school student.
* PerspectiveFlip: Non-villainous example; it's ''Comicbook/{{Spider-Man}}'' told from the point of view of Mary Jane (and a few other members of the supporting cast) instead of Peter Parker.
* PluckyGirl: Mary Jane - her life isn't the easiest, but she keeps going anyway.
* ShoutOut: The book is mainly focused around the ''SpiderMan'' cast of characters, but allusions are made to characters such as Comicbook/IronMan, the Comicbook/FantasticFour and the Comicbook/XMen.
* StepfordSmiler: Mary Jane.
* TeenDrama
* {{Tsundere}}: Liz easily qualifies as a Type A.
* TwoPersonLoveTriangle: Guess. Go on. Guess. We'll wait.
* WrongGuyFirst: Harry Osborn.
** [[spoiler: Also, Mary Jane initially pursues a relationship with Spider-Man, but realizes that she's actually in love with Peter Parker. There's [[SecretIdentity an irony here]]...]]

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2nd Aug '13 9:49:41 AM TypoKiller
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17th Jun '13 11:13:21 AM nombretomado
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Under [=McKeever's=] pen, the book lasted for two four-issue mini-series (focusing on the build-up to the Homecoming Dance) and a twenty-issue run, which Miyazawa drew up until issue fifteen (where he was replaced for the last few issues by David Hahn). After [=McKeever=] left to work for DC Comics, Marvel started the series again at issue one with Terry Moore (''StrangersInParadise'') writing and Craig Rousseau on pencils (it was originally supposed to be [[{{Runaways}} Adrian Alphona]], but he quit comics).

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Under [=McKeever's=] pen, the book lasted for two four-issue mini-series (focusing on the build-up to the Homecoming Dance) and a twenty-issue run, which Miyazawa drew up until issue fifteen (where he was replaced for the last few issues by David Hahn). After [=McKeever=] left to work for DC Comics, Marvel started the series again at issue one with Terry Moore (''StrangersInParadise'') writing and Craig Rousseau on pencils (it was originally supposed to be [[{{Runaways}} [[Comicbook/{{Runaways}} Adrian Alphona]], but he quit comics).
27th May '13 4:29:59 PM HelLostoic
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Over recent months, however, she has developed something of a crush on Spider-Man, a charismatic, quick-witted and confident SuperHero with whom she feels a connection, and after he saves her life when the train she is riding is attacked by a super-villain (and inadvertently lets slip a hint that he knows her), Mary Jane makes a resolution -- she is going to ask Spider-Man to be her date to the Homecoming Dance. However, she soon finds that following up her crush leads her life in unexpected directions, many of which seem to lead back to her developing friendship with the kind but [[Geek geeky]] and [[SecretIdentity strangely behaving]] [[Comicbook/SpiderMan Peter Parker]]...

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Over recent months, however, she has developed something of a crush on Spider-Man, a charismatic, quick-witted and confident SuperHero with whom she feels a connection, and after he saves her life when the train she is riding is attacked by a super-villain (and inadvertently lets slip a hint that he knows her), Mary Jane makes a resolution -- she is going to ask Spider-Man to be her date to the Homecoming Dance. However, she soon finds that following up her crush leads her life in unexpected directions, many of which seem to lead back to her developing friendship with the kind but [[Geek geeky]] {{geek}}y and [[SecretIdentity strangely behaving]] [[Comicbook/SpiderMan Peter Parker]]...
27th May '13 4:29:00 PM HelLostoic
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Mary Jane Watson is a popular, sweet-natured and well-liked teenage girl at Midtown High in Queens, who is part of the popular crowd, along with her best friends; [[AllGuysWantCheerleaders head cheerleader]] (and [[AlphaBitch queen bitch]]) Liz Allan, [[JerkJock star athlete]] Flash Thompson and wealthy Harry Osborn, who is clearly interested in Mary Jane in a romantic sense (feelings which Mary Jane is not entirely sure that she shares). Although 'MJ' is apparently happy-go-lucky and cheerful to everyone she encounters, it's all [[StepfordSmiler a lie, of course]]; underneath it all, Mary Jane is unhappy, lonely and insecure, feelings which she keeps bottled up in order to project her cheery facade.

Over recent months, however, she has developed something of a crush on Spider-Man, a charismatic, quick-witted and confident SuperHero with whom she feels a connection, and after he saves her life when the train she is riding is attacked by a super-villain (and inadvertently lets slip a hint that he knows her), Mary Jane makes a resolution -- she is going to ask Spider-Man to be her date to the Homecoming Dance. However, she soon finds that following up her crush leads her life in unexpected directions, many of which seem to lead back to her developing friendship with the kind but {{Geek}}y and [[SecretIdentity strangely behaving]] [[Comicbook/SpiderMan Peter Parker]]...

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Mary Jane Watson is a popular, sweet-natured and well-liked teenage girl at Midtown High in Queens, who is part of the popular crowd, along with her best friends; friends: [[AllGuysWantCheerleaders head cheerleader]] (and [[AlphaBitch queen bitch]]) Liz Allan, [[JerkJock star athlete]] Flash Thompson and wealthy Harry Osborn, who is clearly interested in Mary Jane in a romantic sense (feelings which Mary Jane is not entirely sure that she shares). Although 'MJ' is apparently happy-go-lucky and cheerful to everyone she encounters, it's all [[StepfordSmiler a lie, of course]]; underneath it all, Mary Jane is unhappy, lonely and insecure, feelings which she keeps bottled up in order to project her cheery facade.

Over recent months, however, she has developed something of a crush on Spider-Man, a charismatic, quick-witted and confident SuperHero with whom she feels a connection, and after he saves her life when the train she is riding is attacked by a super-villain (and inadvertently lets slip a hint that he knows her), Mary Jane makes a resolution -- she is going to ask Spider-Man to be her date to the Homecoming Dance. However, she soon finds that following up her crush leads her life in unexpected directions, many of which seem to lead back to her developing friendship with the kind but {{Geek}}y [[Geek geeky]] and [[SecretIdentity strangely behaving]] [[Comicbook/SpiderMan Peter Parker]]...
16th May '13 5:23:38 PM TitoMosquito
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** Issue 8 is [[http://bullyscomics.blogspot.com/2007/12/separated-at-birth-yall-dont-know-about.html nearly identical]] to ''UntoldTalesOfSpiderMan'' #16.
11th May '13 12:31:18 AM Tuckerscreator
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''Spider-Man Loves Mary Jane'' is, of course, the popular MarvelComics character Comicbook/{{Spider-Man}} told from the point of view of his LoveInterest, Mary Jane. It explores Mary Jane's friendships with Flash, Liz and Harry (who are, of course, themselves key members of the ''Spider-Man'' cast of characters) and her developing friendships / romantic relationships with both Spider-Man and Peter Parker (whom, although it was strongly implied at times, was never directly revealed to be Spider-Man throughout the course of the book). Although primarily a TeenDrama aimed at teenage girls with little in the way of superhero exploits, it soon developed a following amongst a more diverse collection of fans owing to its clever and interesting writing (by Sean [=McKeever=]) and distinctive art (mainly by Takeshi Miyazawa).

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''Spider-Man Loves Mary Jane'' is, of course, the popular MarvelComics character Comicbook/{{Spider-Man}} ComicBook/SpiderMan told from the point of view of his LoveInterest, Mary Jane. It explores Mary Jane's friendships with Flash, Liz and Harry (who are, of course, themselves key members of the ''Spider-Man'' cast of characters) and her developing friendships / romantic relationships with both Spider-Man and Peter Parker (whom, although it was strongly implied at times, was never directly revealed to be Spider-Man throughout the course of the book). Although primarily a TeenDrama aimed at teenage girls with little in the way of superhero exploits, it soon developed a following amongst a more diverse collection of fans owing to its clever and interesting writing (by Sean [=McKeever=]) and distinctive art (mainly by Takeshi Miyazawa).
11th May '13 12:31:05 AM Tuckerscreator
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[[TheStoner Yes, that joke's been made already,]] [[OneMoreDay so has the other one.]]

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[[TheStoner Yes, that joke's been made already,]] [[OneMoreDay [[ComicBook/OneMoreDay so has the other one.]]
16th Apr '13 1:43:38 AM Lionheart0
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* LoveDodecahedron: Ok; Mary Jane starts off in a relationship with Harry Osborn. At the same time, Flash Thompson, the boyfriend of Liz Allan, Mary Janes best friend, also has a [[YourCheatingHeart not-so-secret crush]] on Mary Jane. Mary Jane also happens to have a crush on [[LovesMyAlterEgo Spider-Man,]] who himself [[WillTheyOrWontThey may or may not have a thing]] for the super heroine Firestar. [[LampshadeHanging Overwhelmed by all of this nonsense]], Mary Jane swears off boys, only to later develop a crush on [[GiveGeeksAChance Peter Parker.]] The moment she's ready to confess it turns out she's too late because he's now in relationship with Gwen Stacy. Dejected, [[RunningGag Mary Jane kinda-sorta gets back together with Harry Osborn who's kinda-sorta may also have feelings for Felicia Hardy]]. In the end, both Peter and Mary Jane end up single, [[EveryoneCanSeeIt and everyone can see the inevitable happening]], but it ironically never does.

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* LoveDodecahedron: Ok; Take a seat; Mary Jane starts off in a relationship with Harry Osborn. At the same time, Flash Thompson, the boyfriend of Liz Allan, Mary Janes best friend, also has a [[YourCheatingHeart not-so-secret crush]] on Mary Jane. Mary Jane also happens to have a crush on [[LovesMyAlterEgo Spider-Man,]] who himself [[WillTheyOrWontThey may or may not have a thing]] for the super heroine Firestar. [[LampshadeHanging Overwhelmed by all of this nonsense]], Mary Jane swears off boys, only to later develop a crush on [[GiveGeeksAChance Peter Parker.]] The moment she's ready to confess it turns out she's too late because he's now in relationship with Gwen Stacy. Dejected, [[RunningGag Mary Jane kinda-sorta gets back together with Harry Osborn who's who kinda-sorta may also have feelings for Felicia Hardy]]. In the end, both Peter and Mary Jane end up single, [[EveryoneCanSeeIt and everyone can see the inevitable happening]], but it ironically never does.
16th Apr '13 1:42:05 AM Lionheart0
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Added DiffLines:

* LoveDodecahedron: Ok; Mary Jane starts off in a relationship with Harry Osborn. At the same time, Flash Thompson, the boyfriend of Liz Allan, Mary Janes best friend, also has a [[YourCheatingHeart not-so-secret crush]] on Mary Jane. Mary Jane also happens to have a crush on [[LovesMyAlterEgo Spider-Man,]] who himself [[WillTheyOrWontThey may or may not have a thing]] for the super heroine Firestar. [[LampshadeHanging Overwhelmed by all of this nonsense]], Mary Jane swears off boys, only to later develop a crush on [[GiveGeeksAChance Peter Parker.]] The moment she's ready to confess it turns out she's too late because he's now in relationship with Gwen Stacy. Dejected, [[RunningGag Mary Jane kinda-sorta gets back together with Harry Osborn who's kinda-sorta may also have feelings for Felicia Hardy]]. In the end, both Peter and Mary Jane end up single, [[EveryoneCanSeeIt and everyone can see the inevitable happening]], but it ironically never does.
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