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Debut: Amazing Fantasy #15Liz Allan is one of the first romantic interests for Peter in the Midtown High School. Unfortunately (or fortunately) for Peter, she is Flash Thompson’s girlfriend at the time and thinks next to nothing of Peter. However, after she hears an ailing Peter had donned a Spider-Man costume in order to save Betty Brant from Doctor Octopus, she develops a crush on him and clash with Betty Brant. By this time, however, Peter's interest has waned considerably, as he notes that Liz never showed any real interest in him until he began dating Betty Brant, and assumes that Liz's feelings are little more than a schoolgirl crush. At the graduation ceremony, Liz admits her feelings to Peter, and says she has come to accept the fact that they are unrequited.See Spider-Man: Schoolmates more info.
Elizabeth "Betty" Brant
Debut: The Amazing Spider-Man #4Peter's first girlfriend. She's starts off as Jameson's personal secretary, a position she took after her mother's death, which made her to drop out from high school. She starts dating Peter shortly after he starts selling pictures of Spider-man to the Bugle, attracted to his serious and formal, yet sweet demeanor.However, Peter's life as Spider-Man started to put a heavy strain on their relationship, specially after her brother got killed by accident during a showdown with Dr. Octopus. Eventually, they break up, although on friendly terms and their relationship evolves into a more sibling-like one. A few years later, she marries Bugle reporter Ned Leeds, who at first looked like he could provide Betty the quiet, uncomplicated married life for which she was looking. However, her marriage is a bumpy one due to Ned's constant work overseas, and she leaves him during a long assignment in Paris. Feeling alone, Betty tries to get back together with Peter, who at the time had just broken up with Mary Jane (for the first time), but Ned follows her back to New York and puts a stop to it.Eventually, she manages to work things out with her husband and save their marriage, but their life together gets utterly destroyed during one of the first Hobgoblin sagas, in which Ned died and Betty almost went insane. However, she was able to recover; after that she decided to become a journalist herself.Currently, she's one of the Bugle's boldest reporters and has a relationship with Flash Thompson.
- Alliterative Name: Betty Brant.
- Betty and Veronica: Literally the Betty to Liz's Veronica.
- Clear Their Name: She cleared the name of her dead husband, Ned Leeds, when she revealed that Roderick Kingsley was the real Hobgoblin (Ned was brainwashed in believe to be Hobglobin by Kingsley).
- Clingy Jealous Girl: She was really afraid of losing Peter to other girls during her earlier years.
- Damsel in Distress: She has a habit of being abducted by supervillains.
- Despair Event Horizon: Betty suffered a complete mental breakdown after the news of Ned's death reached her and suffered denial believing him to still be alive. In her state a young recruiter from the Cult of Love was able to persuade her to join their faction under a leader called the Teacher where she was programmed in their ways. The Teacher turned out to be nothing more than a con artist conning people out of their possessions. Fortunately Flash and Spider-Man figured this out and saved Betty, though she lost everything she owned and had to take up residence with Flash Thompson.
- First Love: To Peter. Many people often consider Gwen Stacy to be Peter Parker's very first love, forgetting that Betty Brant dated him long before he met Gwen.
- Important Haircut: Got a page-boy cut after her brother died.
- Intrepid Reporter: Betty's new career and she easily rivals Lois Lane for her skill and fearlessness.
- Lost in Imitation: She's Peter Parker's first girlfriend but don't expect to see that in too many adaptions since the idea of a high school student dating a secretary is a bit squicky (should be noted in the original comics she was younger than Peter because she had to drop out of high school to work but that's not really a thing anymore) though various adaptations play with it. In the Raimi films she obviously has a fondness for Peter and is sort of his cheerleader while JJJ bullies him. Also, Peter has a crush on her in the The Spectacular Spider-Man cartoon, but she turns him down gently because she's too old for him (in this adaptation, Peter is 16 and Betty 20).
- Operation: Jealousy: Betty originally started dating Ned Leeds to make Peter jealous, but he was too busy to notice and eventually she fell in love with Ned for real.
- Platonic Life Partners: Her current relationship with Peter. She consider him her best friend.
- Satellite Love Interest: During her relationship with Peter. See the trope below for more information.
- Single Woman Seeks Good Man: In the early days of the comics, this was her defining characteristic. She didn't want to date any badboys or daredevils. She just wanted a simple relationship. This was the source of her attraction to Peter. When Peter, from Betty's perspective, start exhibiting bad boy traits, she dumped him.
- Sympathetic Adulterer: She had a brief affair with Peter and Flash Thompson when she was married to Ned Leeds (during this time Ned was much hostile because of the Hobglobin personality).
- Took a Level in Badass: Following her husband Ned's death, Betty checked out for a while. Once she got her head together, she reinvented herself, going from the Bugle's harried secretary to a fearless reporter in her own right, willing to go toe-to-toe with supervillains and monsters if required. Recent adaptations that include Betty tend to start from this characterization, to the point where a lot of newer fans won't recognize her at all if they go back and read her pre-1989 appearances.
Gwendolyne "Gwen" Stacy
Debut: The Amazing Spider-Man #31Peter's first girlfriend during his college years. Although Betty Brant was his first formal girlfriend, Gwen was the first girl that Peter truly loved.Ironically, in her first appearances she was way different from the character people remember. Formerly known as the "beauty queen" of Standard High School in New York City, Gwen Stacy went to college at that same city’s Empire State University, where she majored in biochemistry. Over there, she had half of the male population on campus practically eating out of her hand. All except Peter Parker, who didn't seem to mind her at all. And although that was because he was dealing with more important stuff (namely, Aunt May's life being in danger during the "If this be my destiny" storyline), Gwen took it the wrong way and interpreted it as Peter thinking she was beneath him. Nevertheless, she couldn't help but starting to feel attracted to the only man she couldn't charm right away.Of course, this started to change when Peter sorted out his problems (for the time being, that is) and started to notice Gwen. However, this happened at the exact same time as Mary Jane entered the scene, which prompted the famous Betty and Veronica triangle that lasted for a while. Eventually, Peter chose Gwen and started a serious relationship.However, although Gwen was madly in love with Peter and viceversa, she ended up hating Spider-Man, which put a lot of strain on the relationship. Specially after the death of Gwen's dad, Captain George Stacy, who was accidentally killed during a fight with Dr. Octopus. They started to drift apart and eventually Gwen moved to London, where she had an affair with Norman Osborn, giving birth to twins. Incapable of being apart from Peter, she came back after a few months, which strengthened their love more than ever.And then, The Night Gwen Stacy Died happened.Her death at the hands of the Green Goblin was a deeply traumatic experience for Peter. Not only because she lost the woman he loved, but also because he failed spectacularly at rescuing hernote . Just like Uncle Ben, Gwen became another ghost to haunt him, and it took years for him to fully recover.See also Spider-Gwen, for her alternate reality counterpart who has become Spider-Woman of Earth-65.
- Alpha Bitch: In the original Steve Ditko era.
- Alternate Universe Reed Richards Is Awesome: Even before Spider-Gwen this was in play, as witness the Age of Apocalypse version (where she's Thor's bodyguard) and Ultimate Gwen (who for a time was fused with Carnage). Likewise, Emma Stone's version of the character, was considered the best parts of the highly divisive The Amazing Spider-Man Series.
- Betty and Veronica: Was the Betty to MJ's Veronica at least in the eyes of fans and per Romita and Lee's intention. Note however, that Gwen was the Uptown Girl while Mary-Jane was the Girl Next Door, Gwen was outside of Peter's class while MJ was working for a living and Peter's neighbour in Queens (which was why Peter was reluctant to be matched with her by Aunt May since he wanted to be The One Who Made It Out). So technically, MJ is the Betty in the dynamic.
- Damsel in Distress: Takes this trope to its logical conclusion...
- Defrosting Ice Queen: She was initially cold towards Peter. Gradually, however, a romance develops because Gwen, a science major, seems to appreciate Peter's intellectual personality. Their relationship begins almost immediately after Peter stops going out with Mary Jane, whom he starts seeing as shallow and self-absorbed.
- Depending on the Writer: Most obvious than other characters.
- Her characterization in the original Stan Lee — Steve Ditko years was as a Liz Allan Expy for Peter now that he came to college. In the Lee-Romita years, he softened her considerably into a kind of Uptown Girl type. Gerry Conway (the first writer to take over from Lee), simply decided to drop her off a bridge and make her into a Posthumous Character who characters periodically remember in an ideal light until JMS came up with Sins Past which can be understood as an over-correction of the recent tendency. Her most recent Alternate Universe renditions (Spider-Gwen and Ultimate Gwen) are more or less In-Name-Only original creations. Conway on seeing Emma Stone's performance in The Amazing Spider-Man Series noted that it was a Composite Character with Gwen's name and background but with comics!MJ's personality (in that she's warm, light-hearted and snarks back to Peter).
- At various times, Gwen was a popular Alpha Bitch, or an academic popular girl, a Teen Genius who knows more about science than Peter, a Goth, an elegant young woman who despite being popular is secretly a wallflower and is drawn to Peter over Harry Osborn and the Flash. She brings out a seriousness and commitment in Peter and makes him feel even more guilty and irresponsible about lying to her about his Secret Identity or for not always being there for her (original Lee-Romita era) or Spider-Man's one last chance to truly mature and grow up.
- Die for Our Ship: A rare non-fan example. Gerry Conway, who wrote "The Night Gwen Stacy Died", was very vocal that he thought the character was annoying and too-perfect and Peter belonged with Mary-Jane. Even though John Romita Sr. was the one who suggested to kill off Gwen to shake things up, Conway was very willing to do it as it would allow him to move things along to get Peter with the girl he wanted him to be with all along. Though in recent years Conway admits he isn't proud that this was part of his motivation to do it and in one of the Spider-Verse tie ins wrote a story where Peter was able to save a Gwen.
- First Love: Depending on the Writer. Despite Peter has dated Betty before her, Gwen is portrayed like his first real love by many writers.
- Girl Next Door: Played. As portrayed in the comics, Gwen came from an upper-class background, her first boyfriend, Harry, was the son of a millionaire and in her first appearance she was introduced as a high-school beauty queen. However, as she became the Betty to Mary Jane's Veronica, she moved into this category and many fans remembering her with this status.
- Hates My Secret Identity: Inversion. She love Peter, but hates Spider-Man blaming for the death of her father, George Stacy (killed by falling debris during a battle involving Spider-Man and Doctor Octopus).
- I Let Gwen Stacy Die: Trope Namer, obviously. Gwen's death is one of the most traumatic events in Peter's entire life, and the memory of it comes back to haunt him on more than one occasion.
- Impossible Hourglass Figure: She has some pretty curvy hips along with a very voluptuous body (that's nearly as sexy as MJ's body) and buxom breasts.
- Killed Off for Real: She's pretty much the only major character in the whole series who has been killed and stayed dead (clones and alternate universe versions notwithstanding).
- The Lost Lenore: To Peter, especially since he was the one who accidentally killed her.
- Ms. Fanservice: Gwen is a very beautiful blonde-haired woman who wears outfits (particularly skirts with thigh-high socks and boots as well as dresses) that highlight her very voluptuous body (that's nearly as sexy as MJ's body), buxom breasts, hourglass figure, and long toned yet shapely legs.
- My Secret Pregnancy: Was retconned into having had one of these courtesy of Norman Osborn - the man who later killed her - during the "Sins Past" storyline. When Gwen learned she was pregnant, she decided to raise the children with Peter, so Norman killed her and raised them himself. Naturally for many, it's Fanon Discontinuity.
- Never Speak Ill of the Dead: One way to really piss Peter off is to besmirch her name.
- Nerds Are Sexy: She was every bit of a science geek as Peter (well Depending on the Writer) while still looking like an absolute bombshell.
- Pretty Spry for a Dead Guy: It's teased that she's actually alive a couple of times, only for it to revealed to be a clone or something each time.
- Really Gets Around: Part of her earliest characterization. Her initial interest in Peter is because he's "the only boy I've met who hasn't given me a tumble." Most people tend to forget that, even the writers.
- The infamous Sins Past story establishes that Norman Osborn and Gwen Stacy had a son and daughter, Gabriel Stacy and Sarah Stacy.
- A minor one that changes a character's entire motivations in Dead No More: The Clone Conspiracy. The Night Gwen Stacy Died is changed to reveal that, before the Goblin knocked her over, Gwen Stacy had woken up and heard Spidey call himself "Peter". She automatically hates both because of what happened to her father. In issue 4, however, when Peter finally confronts Gwen (or better, another clone with her last memoirs), she does say that she forgives him and, in a tie-in, she admits that she's still in love with Peter, but she feels betrayed by him being Spider-Man, though she understands why he does what he does.
- Sex for Solace: When she had her affair with Norman, her father had recently died, her boyfriend Peter had become distant, and her friend Harry had overdosed on LSD.
- She's Got Legs: Gwen tends to wear outfits (such as skirts with thigh-high socks and boots and dresses) that highlight her very long toned yet shapely legs.
- Spared by the Adaptation: For someone who's best known for being one of the first love interests killed in super-hero history, Gwen always seems to survive outisde of the comics (as seen in the Spider-Man Trilogy, Spider-Man: The Animated Series or The Spectacular Spider-Man). The one exception was The Amazing Spider-Man Series and it was considered highly unpopular in that film. This is probably because the nature of superhero film trilogies which generally don't allow for Comic-Book Time removes much of the original reason and context for her fridging.
- They Killed Kenny: All her clones, created by the Jackal, end always killed. Even Joyce Delaney (her first clone) who, after many years, started finally a new life...end killed by another Gwen's clone, Abby-L, in Spider-Island.
- Too Good for This Sinful Earth: She is treated this way in retrospect both in the Spider-Man continuity and by the editors. Before her death, her relationship with Peter was a little rocky owing to the latter blaming Spider-Man for her father's death, burdening Peter with guilt and regret. She had actually separated from Peter and gone to London (which revived during the Sins Past story) and she and Peter came off as a non-functional couple. Of course, as a Posthumous Character, she's earned the sarcastic nickname "St. Gwen."
- Tsundere: Her original characterization flipping between concerned and lovestruck over Peter to hating his guts for a minor transgression like him not responding to Harry Osborn's jokes.
- Two First Names: Gwen and Stacy are both common given names.
- Uptown Girl: What the character actually is. While Peter is a poor kid from Queens trying to help his Aunt May pay the bills and make rent, she's a well to do high society girl whose father, a retired NYPD captain, hangs around media tycoon J. Jonah Jameson and industrialist Norman Osborn.
- Woman Scorned: Initially was upset that Peter gave her the cold shoulder upon their first meeting (which he did because he was worried about Aunt May's illness). Furious, she dates both Flash Thompson and Harry Osborn.
- Your Cheating Heart: Hooked up with the middle-aged Norman Osborn during a time when Peter was being distant, among other personal crisis's and got knocked up with his twins. Womp. Womp.
Mary Jane Watson
Mary Jane (or MJ) is the major love interest of Peter Parker. She was his wife until One More Day retconned this (in other universe, like MC2 universe or Renew Your Vows, they are again married). See her personal page.
Debut: The Amazing Spider-Man #196A university secretary who became one of Peter Parker's love interests for a while.
- Domestic Abuse: When she was married to Mark Whitman. One day her friend Biff Rifkin went to her house and saw Mark beating her. He rescued her and took her to the hospital, but she insisted Mark was a kind and gentle husband, locked in denial. Just a shock made Debra come to her senses and decided to leave New York to get a divorce.
- Earn Your Happy Ending: She was last seen moving out west with her new boyfriend Biff Rifkin. Considering everything she'd been through before that, the readers can probably take comfort in the fact that she found some happiness with him.
- Extreme Doormat: Debra has a weak personality. This is evident if you consider that she had an abusive husband in past and how Peter treat her, running out on their dates more than any other of his love interests. Despite this, Debra threw herself at Peter issue after issue only to have him push her aside.
- Foil: To both Mary Jane and Black Cat. She is not a supermodel or a person with a particularly strong personality, but just an average woman with a fragile mind.
- Shrinking Violet: Although she's not necessarily shy, her aversion to conflict and reluctance when it comes to taking initiative makes her this in the comics.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: She disappeared completely after being written out of the early-'80s Spectacular Spider-Man book. Every other woman in Peter Parker's dating life tends to reappear from time to time as a member of his supporting cast, except for Debra.
- She finally reemerged following Peter's unmasking in Civil War, having written a tell-all book about her time dating him, and promptly disappeared again.
AKA: Felicia Hardy
Debut: The Amazing Spider-Man #194
Felicia is the daughter of Walter Hardy, the world-renowned cat burglar who, before his arrest, encouraged her to never settle for second best.Although she was a villain in her first appearances (or rather, an Anti-Villain), she became the third most prominent love interest in the series after Mary Jane and Gwen (some would argue she's more prominent than Gwen at this point, at least plot-wise). Although she has the particularity that, unlike those two, she was way more in love with the Spider-Man persona than with the Peter Parker persona, which was the main source of conflict in their relationship.In her backstory in Spider-Man/Black Cat: The Evil that Men Do, it's revealed that she was raped by her boyfriend Ryan when she was a freshman at Empire State University. Hating the idea of being a victim, she trained herself in various fighting styles and acrobatics, intent on killing her rapist. Finally, after months of preparing, she set out for revenge, but before she could find him, Ryan was killed in a drunk driving accident. Furious that she was denied the chance for revenge, she decided to utilize her new skills to follow in her father's footsteps. After amassing a fortune in stolen items, Felicia adopted her costumed identity.She first donned the Black Cat costume in order to break her father out of prison. On the same night, she met Spider-Man. Unfortunately for Felicia, her father died, and she then faked her own death. Despite her antipathy towards men, Felicia felt a kinship with this lone hero; Spider-Man was the first man she felt she could trust and she grew to believe herself in love with him. Felicia looked for a way to earn his trust and continued with the Black Cat persona as a misguided attempt to attract his affection. Seeing the good in Felicia, Spider-Man made every attempt to have her criminal record expunged.For more information on her, please refer to her page.
- Debut: Spider-Man #76
- Romantic False Lead: She was set up as a new love interest for Peter after MJ's apparent death. When Mary Jane was found to be alive, Jill withdrew her advances toward Peter and her entire character is put aside.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: Jill's last appearance was around ASM Vol. 2 #31. She disappear without an explanation, maybe she has moved out of New York.
- Debut: The Spectacular Spider-Man #263
Debut: Peter Parker: Spider-Man Vol 2 #30Caryn Earle was Peter Parker's neighbor while he lived in New Jersey. Both friendly dated after Mary Jane Watson returned to Los Angeles. After Mary Jane returned to Peter's life, their friendship distanced.
- Angry Guard Dog: Her dog dont like Peter.
- Ms. Fanservice: Her regular outfit is a revealing top that and blue shorts.
- Romantic False Lead: Caryn briefly dated Peter until MJ return officially in his life. After, she disappear and is not more mentioned.
- The Tease: She is extremely flirtatious.
- Who Wears Short Shorts?: She wears usually blue short.
Debut: The Amazing Spider-Man #509The daughter of Gwen Stacy and Norman Osborn. She and her twin brother Gabriel were raised by "Uncle Norm" to believe that Peter Parker was their father and had killed their mother as Spider-Man. Trained as assassins, Sarah and Gabriel attacked Peter and eventually learned the truth about their mother's death. While Gabriel became increasingly insane, Sarah was outraged and turned against her father, fell in love with Peter herself, and became an Interpol agent.
- Cain and Abel: When they learned the truth about her mother's death, Gabriel - having been driven insane by a second dose of the Goblin Formula - kept on blaming Peter and became a super villain. Sarah denounced Norman and became an Interpol agent to bring her brother to justice.
- Generation Xerox: She is physically identical to her mother, which gave Spidey a major shock when he unmasked her.
- Half Identical Twin: She and her brother are mostly identical, except for their hair length and the fact that Gabe's a guy.
- Heel–Face Turn: When she learned about the truth of her mother's death she turned against Norman and her increasingly insane brother, and eventually became an Interpol agent.
- I Hate You, Vampire Dad: She loathes her father for lying to and using her and her brother.
- May–December Romance: She put the moves on Peter◊ after he saved her life, made a little disturbing due to her looking identical to her mother, the extreme age difference between them, and that until recently she'd believed him to be her father. Made even worse when Mary Jane walked in on them making out.
- Ms. Fanservice: As an attractive young lady, she's often been drawn in halter tops and other revealing clothing.
- Professional Killer: She and her brother were trained as assassins by Norman.
- Rapid Aging: The Goblin Formula she inherited from her father caused her to grow from a baby to a young adult in a few years' time.
- Reformed Criminal: While no longer evil, she was still wanted for criminal activities when Interpol recruited her to hunt down some drug dealers and her crazy brother.
- Rescue Romance: She fell for Peter after he saved her life and helped her apprehend her brother.
- Super Cop: She is a superpowered Interpol agent.
- Superpowerful Genetics: The Goblin Formula in her father granted her superhuman abilities and aged her to adulthood in a few years time.
- Suspiciously Similar Substitute: She is more or less Gwen Stacy 2.0 with assassin training and superpowers.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: While Gabriel reappeared during Dark Reign, Sarah hasn't been seen since One More Day.
- Younger Than They Look: She's only a few years old but looks like she's in her late teens or early twenties.
Carlie Ellen Cooper
Debut: The Amazing Spider-Man #545Carlie Cooper is a forensic specialist who is a friend, since high school, of Lily Hollister. She is one of the first potential romantic interests for Parker after "One More Day" and eventually becomes his girlfriend for a time.
- Alliterative Name: Both her first and last names start with C.
- Black Eyes of Evil: As Monster, her eyes are solid black.
- Brainwashed and Crazy: Thanks the Goblin Formula as applied by the Green Goblin, she has become Monster, essentially a Distaff Counterpart to the Green Goblin himself.
- And... possibly subverted. She was spying on Osborn while still crazy, but she was cured to an extent in the second annual.
- Character Shilling: Lot of her appearances consisted of everyone talking about how super awesome she was -even those who had never met her before. If this weren't bad enough, she appeared in an issue titled "The Many Loves Of Spider-Man" before they were even dating. When they finally got together Peter declared it was "the rightest thing in the world" (despite the fact she was dressed up as his ex).
- Composite Character: Probably not intentionally, but fans have noted a lot of her personality traits are from previous love interests (the Science girl thing is Gwen, the Daddy issues are MJ, the "regular girl" thing is Deb, her being a police contact is Jean Dewolff, her conflict of Peter vs. Spider-Man is Felicia etc.)
- Depending on the Artist: Due to how frequently she falls victim to this, fans still aren't sure how long or even what color her hair is supposed to be.
- Disappeared Dad: During the Mysterio arc of The Gauntlet, she finds out that her dad was a Dirty Cop who faked his own death.
- Embarrassing Tattoo: Almost got one of the Green Goblin while drunk. The one she got of Spider-Man subverted this originally, only to play it straight when she found out Peter was Spider-Man and broke up with him.
- Friend on the Force: She was this to Spider-Man.
- Fighting from the Inside: As Monster after the Green Goblin sprayed the Goblin Formula on her.
- Hot Scientist: She is a forensic specialist.
- Important Haircut: When Carlie learns that her father was not the good cop he was made out to be, she has him arrested. She then cuts her hair and decides to be more assertive in her life.
- Oblivious to Love: She was not aware that Officer Vin Gonzales, Peter's roommate, had a crush on her.
- One-Winged Angel: Is transformed into "Monster" by the Goblin King. Also a Face–Monster Turn, or at least Brainwashed and Crazy. She is cured, at least temporarily, in Superior Spider-Man Annual #2.
- Put on a Bus: At the end of the Superior Spider-Man saga, she leaves New York to recover and resume her career away from Spidey.
- Remember the New Guy: A retcon story showed she was best friends with Gwen Stacy and her dad worked with Captain Stacy.
- Satellite Love Interest: When first introduced. Later issues attempted to broaden her characterization (albeit a characterization that kind of made her a Composite Character of several former love interests). Averted now that she is A) no longer a love interest and B) the books are mostly focusing on her as a Friend on the Force.
- Tuckerization: Named after Quesada's daughter.
- What the Hell, Hero?: Breaks up with Peter when she realizes he is Spider-Man and assumes their whole relationship was a lie.
Debut: The Amazing Spider-Man #592Michele Gonzales is the older sister of Vin Gonzales who went to represent her brother in court. Later she becomes Peter Parker's roommate and a potential love interest. She is a criminal defense lawyer and is known for her volcanic temper.
- Derailing Love Interests: She has been mutated into a total bitch and ended up technically raped by Chameleon, just so she could be removed from Peter's "girlfriend material" zone.
- Hello, Attorney!: She is a criminal defense lawyer and is known for her volcanic temper.
- Jerkass: Michele just really crossed the line at this, randomly destroying or selling Peter's stuff. Most people, having such a landlady, would seriously consider living under the bridge. Some would even choose it.
- Kissing Under the Influence: In Amazing Spider-Man issue 601, she and Peter wakes up in bed naked. They apparently had sex after Parker had one too many at his Aunt May's wedding. It's later explained that, as a gag, Michelle kept filling his glass with cider when Peter wasn't looking, so he thought it was wine.
AKA: Cindy Moon
Debut: The Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 3, #1During the Original Sin storyline, Spider-Man would be exposed to the energies of the Watcher's eye alongside his fellow heroes. As secrets began to flow into his head, Spider-Man saw that the radioactive spider that bit him managed to bite another before it died—a young female student named Cindy Moon.After she was bitten by the spider, Cindy's abilities manifested but she was unable to control them. Some time later, Ezekiel Sims would approach the Moon family to offer his help and guide Cindy in controlling her newfound abilities. After six years since getting bit and training to use her powers, Cindy is locked up inside a facility by Ezekiel to protect her and the other "spiders" from Morlun and his family: The Inheritors. But she was later freed by Peter Parker, kicking off Morlun's biggest hunt ever.For more information on her, please refer to her page.
"My name is Cindy Moon. Intern by day. Super hero by night. Actually, I fight crime by day, too. And I also intern by night—you get the idea. Ten years ago, I got bit by a radioactive spider. See Previous, Re: Super Hero. Shortly after that fateful bite, I was locked inside a windowless bunker. For ten years. I did it to keep my family safe. To keep everyone safe. Safe from jerkstones like Morlun and his family. But now that threat is gone."
Debut: The Amazing Spider-Man Vol 4 #1
- Asian and Nerdy: Lian Tang is a Chinese designer at the Shanghai branch of Parker Industries. She co-designed a new Spider-Mobile with Peter Parker.
- Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Despite dating Peter, she disappears after the "Zodiac" arc.
- Easily Forgiven: She tries to kill Spider-Man using the Spider-Mobile, but is talked down and helps him save Shen Quinghao from Mister Negative. Afterwards she expects to be unceremoniously fired, but Peter explains that if there's one thing he and Spider-Man understand it's that people will go to extreme lengths for family.
- Loves My Alter Ego: Lian is strongly implied to be in an intimate relationship with Peter, but hates Spider-Man to the point where she offers to kill him for Scorpio.
- The Mole: She is in league with Scorpio, leader of the Zodiac, providing him Parker Industries' security codes in exchange for medication for her mother, who was sick with cancer.