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Spider-Girl and Family
May Parker/Spider-Girl Academic Athlete: Was a star member of the basketball team before getting her Spider-Powers, and it's implied she could have gone pro if... well, see Tragic Dream below. Amazonian Beauty: Started out on the slender side, but was continually beefed up as the series progressed. Of course this makes sense considering the amount of exercise she'd get fighting supervillains and bounding across New York. Ascended Fangirl: Fangirled the Fantastic Five (especially Franklin Richards) and the Avengers even before becoming a superhero. Big Woman on Campus: May, like her mother, is rather popular. Until her life as Spider-Girl starts messing things up. Big Sister Mentor: Never stops trying to be this to April and will certainly be one to Benjy in the future. Big Sister Instinct: Don't mess with her little brother. Or try to date her "sister" (at least if your name is Gene Thompson). Brainy Brunette: Not quite as much of a nerd as her dad, but she's got the Parker smarts. Building Swing Cloning Blues: Angsts about the possibility a few times, but not nearly as much as April. Costume Copycat: It used to be her Uncle Ben's. Dead Girl Junior Dead Little Sister: Was one to April in the Bad Future of Spider-Girl: The End, and loses April by the end of the story. Deadpan Snarker: You already know where she gets it. Defeat Means Friendship: May has a habit of reforming her enemies... painfully, if she has to. Determinator Everyone Loves Blondes: Four of May's love interests (Brad, J.J., Franklin and Gene) are blondes. Two are evil. Expository Hairstyle Change: Changing her short Tomboy look for longer locks in Amazing Spider-Girl. Notably the haircut that stuck. Expy: Played with but ultimately averted. May has similarities to Peter, MJ and even Ben ( Peter lampshades that one) but is her own character. Word of God is that this was deliberate. First Kiss/ Smooch of Victory: With Brad after Courtney wakes up from her coma. It helped her realize she wasn't really into him anymore, fortunately. Forceful Kiss: To Normie. It didn't work out. Genre Savvy: Aware of most Comic Book Tropes, due to having grown up in a world with superheroes. Especially Let's You and Him Fight, which she hates falling for. Hollywood Nerd: Looks like a Brainy Brunette version of Mary Jane, knows a few things about science, and openly fangirls superheroes. Important Haircut: Averted. May kept changing her hairstyle every 10 or so issues just because. Until she finally settled on a look in Amazing Spider-Girl I Just Want to Be Normal: Genuinely enjoys being a hero and Jumped at the Call, but increasingly gets frustrated and fed up with all the stress of a superheroine's life. Innocent Blue Eyes: To emphasize her naivety and as a nod to that other infamous May. Jumped at the Call Legacy Character Mama Bear: Don't threaten or hurt her family. (She must have picked it up from MJ.) Mental World: After some whining, she convinces her Spirit Advisor to change the decor... into a shopping mall. Most Common Superpower: Averted. She's also not fond of Stripperiffic costumes. Mostly because her Dad would never let her wear one. Morality Chain: To April. Oblivious to Love: Finally returns Wes's affections in The End Plucky Girl Red Oni, Blue Oni: The Blue to April's Red, despite what the costumes might have you believe. : In "The End". Save This Person, Save the World Sibling Yin-Yang: With April and Darkdevil, depending on how you define "sibling". Sleep Cute: Gets a platonic version with Peter. Spider-Sense Stepford Smiler: At times, when things get really bad. Tomboy Tomboy and Girly Girl: The Tomboy to her mother. Tragic Dream: A major subplot of the first series. May stays on the basketball team as long as she can but finds the potential to blow her cover, cheat, and fail to save a life because she was at a match is just too great. Doesn't make the decision any harder on her, though, and she admits to missing the sport terribly in Amazing. Tragic Keepsake: Her costume used to belong to Ben Reilly. Unlucky Childhood Friend: To Normie. Uncanny Family Resemblance: Played straight at first, as she was drawn as a female Peter, but averted as the art evolved. Now she resembles both her parents equally. Unwanted Harem Wall Crawl Well Done Daughter Girl: Peter gives the So Proud of You speeches on a regular basis but still May struggles a lot with feeling stuck in his shadow and earning his respect. Peter Parker/Spider-Man Mary Jane Watson-Parker Benjamin "Benjy" Parker April Parker/Mayhem Annoying Younger Sibling The Atoner: In Spider-Girl: The End Berserk Button: Does not like being compared to May Cain and Abel Clingy Jealous Girl: For Wes and Gene, though it might be because they pushed her Berserk Button Cloning Blues: A very bad case. Dark Action Girl Darker and Edgier: Tries to be this to May. It blows up in her face. Literally. Dead Little Sister: As noted above, May was this to her Bad Future self, and April becomes this to May in the present. Don't You Dare Pity Me!: Poor MJ, she tried. Expository Haircut: Switches to curly black locks after being "adopted" by the Parkers. Making her resemble another troubled Spider-Clone. Freak Out: One after realizing she's probably the clone. Another after accidentally getting May killed Friendless Background: Having "grown up" in a test tube. For all that she claims be too cool to hang with May and friends, deep down she longs to be accepted. Generation Xerox: Troubled, jealous angsting clone with questionable morality who . Sound familiar? ( winds up redeeming themselves Think Kaine.) She also quickly adopts a fun-going, mischievous persona to hide her angst just like MJ. Half Symbiote Hybrid Mistaken Identity: Uses this to trick Wes into kissing her. More than Mind Control: When working with Fury. It's Personal: Crosses the Moral Event Horizon and starts her Face-Heel Turn when she cruelly murders a bad guy for supposedly killing May. Jerkass My God, What Have I Done?: After accidentally getting May killed in The End . Never Mess with Granny: As "Auntie M" in The End Nineties Anti-Hero: Arguably a Deconstruction. Not So Different: Has moments with Fury, Darkdevil and (of course) May. . Set Right What Once Went Wrong: In Spider-Girl: The End Ship Tease: Is quite close to an older Torus Storm (who nursed a big fanboy crush on Spider-Girl) in "The End". Serial-Killer Killer: Starts taking this approach to fighting crime. Tsundere: Is annoyed by Wes's crush on May even though she's totally not interested in that weirdo. Not to metion her love-hate relationship with May herself. Vitriolic Best Buds: For all that she resents May, she is probably the closest thing April has to be a friend, and April is devastated when she accidentally gets her killed. And see It's Personal above. Twisted, but it shows she cares. Aunt May Parker-Reilly Ben Reilly Kaine Reilly Tyne/Darkdevil Aloof Big Brother Armor Piercing Punch: To Kaine after his . Deal with the Devil turned him into a demon Badass Bookworm: Studying at ESU (and interning with Foggy Nelson) during the day and patrolling at night. Big Brother Instinct: Towards May, April and Gerry. Not that he'd ever admit it. Can Not Spit It Out The Cowl Clone Degeneration Dark Is Not Evil Depending on the Artist: Like Benjy, his hair color bounced between blonde and red before the artists settled on having a Red-Headed Hero. Fanon is that he tried bleaching his hair to look more like Ben Reilly. Ensemble Darkhorse Emergency Transformation/[[spoiler: Mental Fusion: With Daredevil to prevent a complete Demonic Possession. Deadpan Snarker Fiery Redhead Freudian Excuse: He was taken in by his maternal aunt and uncle. They turned out to be . No wonder he has trouble neglectful and abusive drunks spitting it out. Generation Xerox: Reached out to April like Ben Reilly reached out to Kaine. Subverted when you compare his childhood to Peter's. See Freudian Excuse. Not to mention fashioning a new identity for himself, just like Ben Reilly and Elizabeth Tyne. Iron Woobie: Just highlight the spoilers. Guess being a Butt Monkey is . In the Blood Jerkass Faįade: Gets adorkably nervous talking to Spider-Girl out of costume, and seems to be a bit of a Socially-Awkward Hero in general due to being kind of Married to the Job (both of them). Plus, see Trickster Mentor below. Jerk with a Heart of Gold Mark of the Beast Odd Friendship: With Normie. Overnight Age-Up Parental Abandonment: His Dad is dead and his mother is still doing time. Pet the Dog: Teams up with Gerry Drew despite how very very very annoying he can be. Not to mention all the Aww, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other moments with Mayday. Peter Parker You Are My Uncle Perpetual Frowner: At least in costume. Playing with Fire Secret Identity Identity: Does NOT appreciation Doc Magus's suggestion that he exorcise himself and stop being Darkdevil. Although, considering what might happen if he did... Secret Keeper: For Kaine. It looked like Doc Magus might become his, but it didn't pan out. : With May and April. Sibling Team Kind of. The Snark Knight Teleport Spam Trickster Mentor: It's heavily implied that he's hard on Mayday to motivate her into being a little more serious (and safe) in her superheroic pursuits. Tsundere: Towards May, big time, though by the end of the series he's openly praising her and even tries to hug her when she's worried about April. Vitriolic Best Buds: With Kaine. What Could Have Been: The Reveal never happened despite being set up in Venom and Gwen Reilly arcs. Word of God is that he probably would have told the Parkers the truth had the series continued. . Uncanny Family Resemblance: Though only MJ and Normie have noticed it. Peter (who insists the kid looks more like Tobey Maguire) and May remain oblivious "Well Done, Son" Guy: Norman Osborn implies he feels this way towards Spider-Man, questioning why Darkdevil keeps helping Spidey even though Peter sees him as an Inadequate Inheritor to Daredevil's legacy. You Are Not Alone: Tries to convince April she belongs in the Spider-Family.
Midtown High Students
Courtney Duran Davida Kirby Maurice "Moose" Mansfield Jimmy Yama Brad Miller Heather Noble Jack "J.J." Jameson / The Buzz Felicity Thompson / Scarlet Spider II Gene Thompson Simone De Santos Wes Collins
Spider-Girl's Friends and Allies
Normie Osborn / The Green Goblin / Venom Phil Urich Brenda Drago Osborn / Raptor Gerald "Gerry" Drew/Spider-Man II Anya Corazon/Araņa Fabian LaMuerte/Black Tarantula
Angel Face Carnage ( Moose Mansfield & Benjy Parker) Body Horror: For Moose. And who knows how it affected Benjy... Crazy Eight Funny Face Elan De Juane/Fury the Goblin Queen Hobgoblin/Roderick Kingsley
The original Hobgoblin, come out of retirement.
Lady Octopus Mr. Nobody Norman Osborn