History YMMV / TheSpectacularSpiderMan

9th Mar '18 12:27:34 PM ACW
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* CompleteMonster: ComicBook/GreenGoblin, [[spoiler: Norman Osborn]], is the maniacal [[BigBad mastermind]] behind many of the series' villains, and the most personal and wicked foe Spider-Man ever faced. When first revealing himself to the world, Goblin attacked a charity event hosted by his rival Tombstone, and quickly showed his penchant for [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill sadistic overkill]] by setting a bomb to blow up and "paint the (ballroom) red" to kill Tombstone, taking sick joy from the fact it will kill the dozens of charity-goers and [[BadBoss his own men]] in the process. After instigating a gang war that consumes nearly an entire city block so as to eliminate his competition, Goblin proclaims himself the new "Big Man" of crime, brutalizing and possibly killing any who stand against him. Goblin's grandest and cruelest plan came when he set booby traps of bombs across New York City in an insane attempt to kill Spider-Man, uncaring of the countless innocents that could be killed. Goblin also has a penchant for creating supervillains to serve his purposes, be it subjecting the meek Otto Octavius to a lethal experiment that turned him into the sociopathic ComicBook/DoctorOctopus; turning the young Mark Allen into a ManOnFire to force him into servitude; and [[spoiler:takes full part in the creation of Sandman and Rhino, using them as guinea pigs to deadly experiments.]] As [[spoiler: Osborn]], he [[AbusiveParents verbally abuses]] and [[ParentalNeglect neglects]] his teenage son Harry, finances and funds various criminal and supervillain enterprises, [[spoiler: and framed his own son as the Green Goblin, severely injuring the boy's leg to complete the set-up.]] Be it his supervillain or public persona, Green Goblin was a consistently depraved monster, with a lust for power being the only thing driving him.

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* CompleteMonster: ComicBook/GreenGoblin, [[spoiler: Norman [[spoiler:Norman Osborn]], is the maniacal [[BigBad mastermind]] behind many of the series' villains, and the most personal and wicked foe Spider-Man ever faced. When first revealing himself to the world, Goblin attacked a charity event hosted by his rival Tombstone, and quickly showed his penchant for [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill sadistic overkill]] by setting a bomb to blow up and "paint the (ballroom) red" to kill Tombstone, taking sick joy from the fact it will kill the dozens of charity-goers and [[BadBoss his own men]] in the process. After instigating a gang war that consumes nearly an entire city block so as to eliminate his competition, Goblin proclaims himself the new "Big Man" of crime, brutalizing and possibly killing any who stand against him. Goblin's grandest and cruelest plan came when he set booby traps of bombs across New York City in an insane attempt to kill Spider-Man, uncaring of the countless innocents that could be killed. Goblin also has a penchant for creating supervillains to serve his purposes, be it subjecting the meek Otto Octavius to a lethal experiment that turned him into the sociopathic ComicBook/DoctorOctopus; turning the young Mark Allen into a ManOnFire to force him into servitude; and [[spoiler:takes full part in the creation of Sandman and Rhino, using them as guinea pigs to deadly experiments.]] As [[spoiler: Osborn]], Osborn, he [[AbusiveParents verbally abuses]] and [[ParentalNeglect neglects]] emotionally abuses his teenage son Harry, finances and funds various criminal and supervillain enterprises, [[spoiler: and framed his own son as the Green Goblin, severely injuring the boy's leg to complete the set-up.]] set-up]]. Be it his supervillain or public persona, Green Goblin was a consistently depraved monster, with a lust for power being the only thing driving him.
8th Feb '18 9:42:46 AM dsneybuf
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* FriendlyFandoms: The fandom gets along really well with the ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'' fandom because they both share Creator/GregWeisman as a creator. This got [[http://gargwiki.net/Religious_Studies_101:_A_Handful_of_Thorns to the point that Greg Weisman himself]] [[http://s8.org/gargoyles/askgreg/search.php?rid=844 wrote a non-canon crossover]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZxFc1tZxvc that was performed at the Gathering of the Gargoyles con.]] There is also the ''gigantic'' crossover roleplay ''Roleplay/TheSpectacularGargoyles''.

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The fandom gets along really well with the ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'' fandom because they both share Creator/GregWeisman as a creator. This got [[http://gargwiki.net/Religious_Studies_101:_A_Handful_of_Thorns to the point that Greg Weisman himself]] [[http://s8.org/gargoyles/askgreg/search.php?rid=844 wrote a non-canon crossover]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZxFc1tZxvc that was performed at the Gathering of the Gargoyles con.]] There is also the ''gigantic'' crossover roleplay ''Roleplay/TheSpectacularGargoyles''.''Roleplay/TheSpectacularGargoyles''.
** The fandom also shares some members with that of ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'', which both experience disappointment with their respective shows getting cancelled before the writers could resolve all the loose ends, and Disney XD instead replacing them with lower-quality animated adaptations of those comics. It also helps that at least two of the ''EMH'' story guys, Creator/ChristopherYost and Josh Fine, love ''SSM'' so much, that they hired Josh Keaton to voice Spidey again.[[note]]Unfortunately, ExecutiveMeddling replaced him with Creator/DrakeBell, as a tie-in with ''WesternAnimation/UltimateSpiderMan''.[[/note]]
27th Jan '18 2:35:18 PM elenaisabel722
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** Gwen's portrayal is one of the major reasons for her surprising resurgence in popularity. Her design (especially since it becomes closer to her comic counterpart's own) and voice are very, very adorable and she's got a CoolBigSis dynamic with MJ. Though her [[Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan film incarnation]] is particularly different, she's the other half of the reasoning. When it's not her, fans tend to think of this version. The Spider-Gwen comics seems to split the difference between the two.

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** Gwen's portrayal is one of the major reasons for her surprising resurgence in popularity. Her design (especially since it becomes closer to her comic counterpart's own) and voice are very, very adorable and she's got a CoolBigSis dynamic with MJ. Creator/LaceyChabert 's performance helps out. Though her [[Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan film incarnation]] is particularly different, she's the other half of the reasoning. When it's not her, fans tend to think of this version. The Spider-Gwen comics seems to split the difference between the two.
21st Jan '18 12:30:55 PM CaptainTedium
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** Creator/EdAsner as Uncle Ben, considering [[WesternAnimation/SpiderManTheAnimatedSeries he previously played]] J. Jonah Jameson, [[WesternAnimation/SpiderManTheAnimatedSeries and after that]], a cop with a similar opinion on Spidey. Doubles as HeartwarmingInHindsight.

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** Creator/EdAsner as Uncle Ben, considering [[WesternAnimation/SpiderManTheAnimatedSeries he previously played]] J. Jonah Jameson, [[WesternAnimation/SpiderManTheAnimatedSeries [[WesternAnimation/SpiderManTheNewAnimatedSeries and after that]], a cop with a similar opinion on Spidey. Doubles as HeartwarmingInHindsight.
3rd Nov '17 9:58:13 AM Manny20444
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** Green Goblin either in costume or as Norman is a frighteningly competent, dangerous adversary who is LaughablyEvil while Norman is the unflappable TheManBehindTheMan, having the best qualities of both Lex Luthor and The Joker, simultaneously, in a way that even his comics counterpart hasn't quite pulled off.

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** Green Goblin either in costume or as Norman [[spoiler: Norman]] is a frighteningly competent, dangerous adversary who is LaughablyEvil while Norman [[spoiler: Norman]] is the unflappable TheManBehindTheMan, having the best qualities of both Lex Luthor and The Joker, simultaneously, in a way that even his comics comic book counterpart hasn't quite pulled off.
3rd Nov '17 9:57:23 AM Manny20444
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* CompleteMonster: ComicBook/GreenGoblin, [[spoiler: Norman Osborn]], is the maniacal [[BigBad mastermind]] behind many of the series' villains, and the most personal and wicked foe Spider-Man ever faced. When first revealing himself to the world, Goblin attacked a charity event hosted by his rival Tombstone, and quickly showed his penchant for [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill sadistic overkill]] by setting a bomb to blow up and "paint the (ballroom) red" to kill Tombstone, taking sick joy from the fact it will kill the dozens of charity-goers and [[BadBoss his own men]] in the process. After instigating a gang war that consumes nearly an entire city block so as to eliminate his competition, Goblin proclaims himself the new "Big Man" of crime, brutalizing and possibly killing any who stand against him. Goblin's grandest and cruelest plan came when he set booby traps of bombs across New York City in an insane attempt to kill Spider-Man, uncaring of the countless innocents that could be killed. Goblin also has a penchant for creating supervillains to serve his purposes, be it subjecting the meek Otto Octavius to a lethal experiment that turned him into the sociopathic ComicBook/DoctorOctopus; turning the young Mark Allen into a ManOnFire to force him into servitude; and [[spoiler:takes full part in the creation of Sandman and Rhino, using them as guinea pigs to deadly experiments. As Osborn, he [[AbusiveParents verbally and emotionally abuses]] his teenage son Harry, finances and funds various criminal and supervillain enterprises, and framed his own son as Goblin, severely injuring the boy's leg to complete the set-up]]. Be it his supervillain or public persona, Green Goblin was a consistently depraved monster, with a lust for power being the only thing driving him.

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* CompleteMonster: ComicBook/GreenGoblin, [[spoiler: Norman Osborn]], is the maniacal [[BigBad mastermind]] behind many of the series' villains, and the most personal and wicked foe Spider-Man ever faced. When first revealing himself to the world, Goblin attacked a charity event hosted by his rival Tombstone, and quickly showed his penchant for [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill sadistic overkill]] by setting a bomb to blow up and "paint the (ballroom) red" to kill Tombstone, taking sick joy from the fact it will kill the dozens of charity-goers and [[BadBoss his own men]] in the process. After instigating a gang war that consumes nearly an entire city block so as to eliminate his competition, Goblin proclaims himself the new "Big Man" of crime, brutalizing and possibly killing any who stand against him. Goblin's grandest and cruelest plan came when he set booby traps of bombs across New York City in an insane attempt to kill Spider-Man, uncaring of the countless innocents that could be killed. Goblin also has a penchant for creating supervillains to serve his purposes, be it subjecting the meek Otto Octavius to a lethal experiment that turned him into the sociopathic ComicBook/DoctorOctopus; turning the young Mark Allen into a ManOnFire to force him into servitude; and [[spoiler:takes full part in the creation of Sandman and Rhino, using them as guinea pigs to deadly experiments. ]] As Osborn, [[spoiler: Osborn]], he [[AbusiveParents verbally and emotionally abuses]] and [[ParentalNeglect neglects]] his teenage son Harry, finances and funds various criminal and supervillain enterprises, [[spoiler: and framed his own son as the Green Goblin, severely injuring the boy's leg to complete the set-up]]. set-up.]] Be it his supervillain or public persona, Green Goblin was a consistently depraved monster, with a lust for power being the only thing driving him.



** For many fans, this series is to Spider-Man what ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' or rather ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'' (it also ran for two seasons with plots left hanging without a renewal[[note]]It eventually got resolved via the very popular ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' but before that the executives insisted ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'' come first and even then we never see Clark reveal his identity to Lois in the show, even though she and Superman start a relationship[[/note]]) is to their franchise. An AdaptationDistillation that honors multiple iterations of the character, and with good writing skilfully balances the humor, seriousness, romance, and genre elements with excellent voiceover work that has MultipleDemographicAppeal.

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** For many fans, this series is to Spider-Man what ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' or rather and ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'' (it also ran for two seasons with plots left hanging without a renewal[[note]]It eventually got resolved via the very popular ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' but before that the executives insisted ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'' come first and even then we never see Clark reveal his identity to Lois in the show, even though she and Superman start a relationship[[/note]]) is are to their franchise.respective franchises. An AdaptationDistillation that honors multiple iterations of the character, and with good writing skilfully balances the humor, seriousness, romance, and genre elements with excellent voiceover work that has MultipleDemographicAppeal.
14th Oct '17 1:46:35 PM ArgonianLorekeeper
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* HamAndCheese: Mysterio, who milks his sorcerer shtick for all its worth. As Tinkerer mutters, ''"Actors"''

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* HamAndCheese: Mysterio, who milks his sorcerer shtick for all its it's worth. As Tinkerer mutters, ''"Actors"''
14th Oct '17 1:46:11 PM ArgonianLorekeeper
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* CharacterRerailment: This is the first adaptation of the Green Goblin that doesn't undergo AdaptationalHeroism. He is, as 616!Peter described him, a "bad man made worse".

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* CharacterRerailment: This is the first adaptation of the Green Goblin that doesn't undergo AdaptationalHeroism. He is, as 616!Peter 616-Peter described him, a "bad man made worse".
13th Oct '17 7:34:37 AM Manny20444
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** True to the comics, the sheer amount of crap poor Peter Parker and Spider-Man get put through over the course of this show, particularly from the first and second seasons, is unbelievable.

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** True to the comics, the sheer amount of crap poor Peter Parker and Spider-Man get put through over the course of this show, particularly from the first and second seasons, show is unbelievable.
13th Oct '17 12:40:27 AM Anicomicgeek
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* FandomRivalry: Primarily with ''[[WesternAnimation/SpiderManTheAnimatedSeries The Animated Series]]'' and ''WesternAnimation/UltimateSpiderMan.'' With the former, fandom got into nasty arguments over which is the "definitive" animated Spider-series. With the latter, ''Ultimate'' was Disney's replacement series for ''Spectacular''.

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Primarily with ''[[WesternAnimation/SpiderManTheAnimatedSeries The Animated Series]]'' ''WesternAnimation/SpiderManTheAnimatedSeries'' and ''WesternAnimation/UltimateSpiderMan.'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Ultimate Spider-Man}}''. With the former, fandom got into nasty arguments over which is the "definitive" animated Spider-series. With the latter, ''Ultimate'' was Disney's replacement series for ''Spectacular''.



* HypeAversion: Unfortunately the fandom has caused this, due to their boasting that this is ''absolutely the best Spider-Man adaptation ever'' and not accepting any other opinion, as well as their consistent (and often times unnecessary) bashing of ''WesternAnimation/{{Ultimate Spider-Man}}'' and [[FanHater its fans]] have scared off a lot of people who missed this show, and caused them to not want to watch it, either due to disliking said fandom's attitude or feeling it won't stand up to the sheer amount of hype and praise surrounding it.

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* HypeAversion: Unfortunately Unfortunately, the fandom has caused this, due to their boasting that this is ''absolutely the best Spider-Man adaptation ever'' and not accepting any other opinion, as well as their consistent (and often times unnecessary) bashing of ''WesternAnimation/{{Ultimate Spider-Man}}'' and [[FanHater its fans]] have scared off a lot of people who missed this show, and caused them to not want to watch it, either due to disliking said fandom's attitude or feeling it won't stand up to the sheer amount of hype and praise surrounding it.



* OlderThanTheyThink: Many who are aware of the symbiote since the 90's animated series probably didn't know that in its original comic book appearance, it was able to take over Peter's body in his sleep.

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Many who are aware of the symbiote since the 90's animated series probably didn't know that in its original comic book appearance, it was able to take over Peter's body in his sleep.
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