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Characters: Spider Man Family
This page details Peter Parker's family and relatives.


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    Aunt May Reilly-Parker 

  • Almighty Mom: She can get J. Jonah Jameson and Wolverine, of all people, to submit to her requests!
  • Beware the Nice Ones
  • Cool Old Lady
  • Granny Classic: Depending on the writer she might Take a Level in Badass, but everyone seems to be in agreement she likes to bake, cook, and can't be bothered with hair dye.
  • Happily Married: With JJJ's dad as of BND (the ceremony takes place in issue #600). Peter alternates between finding it adorable and horrifying. Jonah would rather not think about it at all.
  • Heroic Bystander: More so when written by JMS, during her brief time being in on the secret.
  • Horrible Judge of Character: For a long time, she considered Spider-Man to be "awful", and thought Doctor Octopus was a "gentleman" (Even after he held her hostage). She was even like this in her youth: She almost got engaged to a criminal named Johnny Jerome, refusing to listen to Ben Parker when he tried to tell her the truth about him, thinking he was slandering Johnny out of jealousy. It was only when he showed her hard evidence that her engagement ring had been stolen that she believed him.
  • Insistent Terminology: In The Sixties, would constantly say "pussywillow" instead of "pussycat" when attempting to use hip lingo.
  • The Match Maker: For Peter and MJ. One More Day aside, it works!
  • Maiden Aunt: Although she's a widow and not a maiden.
  • Mama Bear
  • Never Mess with Auntie
  • Parental Substitute
  • Progressively Prettier: In the earlier issues, May looked very wizened and wrinkled. Over time, artists have drawn her as less so.
  • Shipper on Deck: Is usually a pretty vocal Peter/MJ shipper, and conspired with Anna to set them up on their first date.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: Is not supportive of "Peter"'s relationship with Anna Maria Marconi, going so far as to disparagingly remark on her short stature.

    Uncle Benjamin "Ben" Parker 

  • Beam Me Up, Scotty!: Never actually gave Peter the "with great power" line in the original... origin, but he says it in just about every adaptation.
    • Also a retcon. Peter mentions that he DID tell him the line any time he gets the chance.
  • Cool Old Guy: In Ultimate Spider-Man, and quite a few flashbacks.
  • Death by Origin Story
  • Happily Married
  • Killed Off for Real: Due to Death by Origin Story. He's pretty much the only Marvel character who hasn't come back from the dead.
  • The Obi-Wan: It varies in continuity to continuity, but he is the main inspiration in Peter's resolution to do good.
    • In Ultimate Spider-Man he's brought back to life in the Nightmare world to haunt Peter with the fact that he couldn't save him. Instead he shows his approval for what Peter's doing and gives sage advice and encouragement.
  • Parental Substitute
    • Uncle Wolf: One flashback to Peter's childhood has him chasing off a few bullies harassing Peter with a baseball bat.
  • Posthumous Character

    Ben Reilly/The Scarlet Spider I/Spider-Man II 

    Kaine/Scarlet Spider III 

    Richard and Mary Parker 

    Anna Watson 


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