* EnsembleDarkhorse: Ben Reilly is considered by many fans like the only good thing that came out of ComicBook/TheCloneSaga.
** Kaine via the 2012 series has won over many fans as well, primarily because he's snarky as ''hell''.
*** And from that series, Kaine's "sidekick" Aracely due to being a walking [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments Crowning Moment Of Funny]].
*** In fact, the entire supporting cast from that series are Ensemble Darkhorses.
* MemeticMutation:
** Kaine wants to be hardcore but Houston won't let him.
*** [[MadLibsCatchphrase Kaine wants to be hardcore but [Insert Current Situation] won't let him.]]
** Kaine can talk to spiders.
** The scene of Kaine web-swinging before running of out buildngs, causing him to slam onto a roof. '''HOUSTON'''
* ReplacementScrappy: Ben Reilly became this during the short time he replaced Peter as Spider-Man.
* TheWoobie: Kaine, especially in the "Sibling Rivalry" crossover with Comicbook/SuperiorSpiderMan.
* WTHCostumingDepartment: Kaine's costume. If you flipped the chest & back designs around, it'd look more like a superhero costume, but as it is, from certain angles it looks like Kaine's wearing a onesie on top of a black & red Spider-Man costume.