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Peter Parker/Spider-Man

Voiced by: Christopher Daniel Barnes

"It's not nice to steal in Mister Spider-Man's neighborhood. Can you say 'I'm going to jail now?'"

Our hero. What more need we say?
  • Badass Bookworm: He ends up going into the lab or under a microscope pretty often.
  • Berserk Button: Don't hurt Mary Jane, or assume he's responsible for whatever harm befalls her. When her Aunt Anna accuses him of the latter, it's where he finally stops taking her insults.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: He's a nice guy as Peter Parker and a snarky comedian as Spider-man. Until a certain Goblin made him think he killed Mary Jane Watson.
    Spider-man: YOU THINK THIS IS A GAME, OSBORN!!? IT'S NOT!!!! THAT WAS THE WOMAN I LOVED AND YOU'RE ABOUT TO LEARN WHAT THAT MEANS!!!
  • Chick Magnet: He manages to attract the affections of no less than Mary Jane Watson, a beautiful every-girl type who goes on to become a famous actress, and the wealthy and beautiful Felicia Hardy.
  • Clothes Make the Maniac: Had a bad run-in with an alien symbiote that nearly drove him over the edge.
  • Cool Loser: Peter Parker is (to the viewer) a handsome, highly intelligent, funny guy, Chick Magnet and a hero. Though, he's all but completely ostracized from his peers because...well...he's Peter Parker.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Especially towards to enemies to make them pissed off.
  • Dude, Where's My Respect?: All the time. He's constantly targeted by people who think he's a villain, the public hates him, and he gets no respect in his civilian life either.
  • Earn Your Happy Ending: At the end, Spider-Man defeat Spider-Carnages and Madame Web carried out her promise to Spider-Man they would find Mary Jane and rescue her from limbo.
  • Guile Hero: Of course. And with the heavy censorship the show was under, Spidey could rarely take on foes head to head, so he'd usually outsmart them instead.
  • Guttural Growler: When he starts succumbing to the Black Suit, his voice drops an octave and becomes raspy. It's particularly noticeable during his rematch with the Rhino.
  • Hero with Bad Publicity: It isn't as extreme as in some of the comics, but yeah. The Daily Bugle is far from TAS Spider-Man's best friend.
  • It's All My Fault: As always, he's very hard on himself when things go wrong.
  • Large Ham: When emotional, he really gets like this.
    • And as the symbiote influenced him more and more, it really ramped up his hamminess.
  • The Leader: In "Secret Wars" arc he become this of a superheroes team. It is revealed the this was merely a Secret Test for Spider-Man to see how ready for the real challenge he would be when he would have to lead Spider-Men from other dimensions to stop an insane Spider-Man villain known as Spider-Carnage from destroying all of reality.
  • The Masquerade Will Kill Your Dating Life: He's never had a single relationship where this didn't factor in some way.
  • My Greatest Failure: Not saving Uncle Ben.
  • Nice Guy: Pretty much his defining character trait. He's such a nice guy that most other heroes will go out of their way to help him in times of crisis.
  • Spider-Sense: Here's a game—every time Peter says "Spider-Sense; Danger!" take a shot.
  • Super Reflexes: Around 40x those of an olympic athlete.
  • Super Strength: He can lift approximately 10 tons (which might seem small, but a car is roughly 1 and a half ton so he can lift about six of them), punch through steel and concrete effortlessly.
  • Wall Crawl: His trademark.
  • With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility: Said word for word almost every other episode. It becomes a plot point during the confrontations with Doctor Doom and Spider-Carnage.
  • You Fight Like a Cow: A signature of Spiderman regardless of the medium is making wisecracks while fighting.

     Supporting Cast 

May Parker

Voiced by: Linda Gary (Season 1 to 3) Julie Bennett (Season 4 and 5)

Aunt May is Peter Parker's doting aunt, loving him as if he were her own son. May has a bad habit of trying to set Peter up on blind dates.
  • Doting Parent: May does try to spoil Peter but he's just too nice to take advantage of her generosity.
  • Horrible Judge of Character: She utterly fears and despises Spider-Man, despite his heroism, and both Eddie Brock and Doctor Octopus are able to get on her good side by pouring on some fake charm.
  • Mama Bear: While she's not Peter's actual mother, trying to harm him in front of her is not a good idea.
  • My Beloved Smother: Not too much but, it's there.
  • Parental Substitute: May treats Peter like her were her own son.
  • Parents as People: In this version.
  • Shipper on Deck: For Peter and Mary Jane.

Mary Jane Watson

Voiced by: Sara Ballantine

"Face it, Tiger, you just hit the jackpot."

Mary Jane's parents abandoned her at young age, and she was mostly brought up by her Aunt. Mary Jane and Peter Parker met through a blind date and later had a relationship.

Felicia Hardy/Black Cat

Voiced by: Jennifer Hale

Peter's first Love Interest on the show, Felicia's life becomes a lot more interesting after The Kingpin uses her as a test subject in an experiment involving the original Super Soldier Super Serum that created Captain America. She becomes the Black Cat, a vigilante who is an ally to Spider-Man.

Dr. Curt Connors/The Lizard

Voiced by: Joseph Campanella

A friend of both Peter and Spider-Man, Connors is the victim of a failed experiment that causes him to change into a human/lizard hybrid at various intervals.
  • Alliterative Name: Curt Connors.
  • Badass Longcoat: Though his is more of a Badass Labcoat.
  • Expy: Due to the show not being able to use the Incredible Hulk, the Lizard takes as the green Genius Bruiser for the Secret Wars adaptation.
  • Genius Bruiser: The Lizard is far from stupid. And then there's that time during Secret Wars when Connors' mind was conscious within The Lizard's body.
  • Gone Horribly Wrong: Tried to regrow his arm. Turned into a psychotic reptile.
  • LEGO Genetics: His transformation is the result of experimenting with "Neogenics", a new genetic science that essentially used ray guns and magic radiation to create LEGO Genetics.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Is stronger and faster than Spider-Man as the Lizard.
  • Mad Doctor: Has many of these traits as the Lizard.
  • Mentor Archetype: Is one of Peter's biggest inspirations and, as Mary Jane mentions one, like a father to him. The fact that he and Peter have such a close relationship is why more so than anything else, he strives to help him when he becomes The Lizard. Connors also plays this role with Debra Whitman.
  • Misanthrope Supreme: Hates humanity and seeks to turn them all into reptiles like himself in all appearances after his first.
  • Morality Pet: His wife and son.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: The Lizard's burning red eyes are a clear warning of its hostility, and are so striking that part of the foreshadowing of his first appearance is a traumatized subway worker who can only babble about "the red eyes".
  • Split Personality: The Lizard is essentially Bruce Banner-lite; a brilliant and benevolent scientist in one persona, an aggressive and violent beast in the other.
  • Superpowered Evil Side: Curt Connors and Lizard are often portrayed this way.
  • Super Strength: As the Lizard.
  • The Professor: As Connors he often assists Spiderman when he needs scientific advice.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: The Lizard was one in his first appearance, believing that people would be better off as reptiles.

Harry Osborn/Green Goblin II

Voiced by: Gary Imhoff

A classmate of Peter's, Harry eventually becomes his roommate and closest friend. Unfortunately, his breakup with Mary-Jane and subsequent jealousy over her relationship with Peter, coupled with the revelation that his father, Norman, was the original Green Goblin unbalance his mind, leading him to adopt the identity for himself.
  • Avenging the Villain/You Killed My Father: The visions of his father had him take the Green Goblin serum and exact revenge on Spider-Man, with the Green Goblin promising to allow Harry to see his presumed deceased father.
  • Axe Crazy: When he became the Goblin.
  • Driven by Envy: He was in love with MJ and become jealous of Peter.
  • Face–Heel Turn: From Peter's friend, he became the new Goblin.
  • Freudian Excuse: He's a "Well Done, Son!" Guy who suffered from Parental Neglect before the Green Goblin started hassling him.
  • Giggling Villain: After turning into the second Green Goblin, he starts cackling a lot; even when he's unmasked, he makes really creepy high-pitched giggles.
  • Hypocrite: Harry declares the friendship between him and Peter over because Peter "stole" his girlfriend and no friend would date another friend's ex-girlfriend. If Harry really respected this, he'd never date her in the first place.
  • If I Can't Have You: He resumes the identity of the Green Goblin one last time to crash Peter and Mary Jane's wedding, aided by Alistair Smythe, and force MJ to marry him instead, or he'll blow up the chapel with everyone inside. Eventually, when the attack goes awry, MJ attempts to talk him down, explaining that while she's not in love with Harry, it doesn't mean she doesn't care about him. It almost didn't work, until Liz convinces him to stop, and expresses her own love for him. With that, Harry finally calms down, and walks away with Liz peacefully, asking her to take him back to Ravencroft Mental Hospital.
  • Legacy Character: He became the second Green Goblin.
  • Lonely Rich Kid: He has a sizable peer group, but it's implied that much of his popularity was helped by his father's wealth, and he is still very insecure.
  • Love Redeems: Liz certainly hopes so. Given that his problems can be boiled down to "nobody loves me", she has a shot.
  • The Mentally Ill: He suffers from persecution paranoia, feelings of isolation, and serious daddy issues. As in Norman's case it is played seriously and tragically.
  • Mood-Swinger: After being driven insane, he becomes really unpredictable and erratic in his emotions.
  • Parental Neglect: A major factor in his Freudian Excuse.
  • Sky Surfing: Like father, like son.
  • Split Personality: Subverted. The other characters think he's talking to a voice in his head, but the viewer can see he's somehow communicating with the original Green Goblin.
  • Stalker with a Crush: Towards MJ post-Face–Heel Turn.
  • "Well Done, Son!" Guy: All Harry ever wanted was his dad's approval.

J. Jonah Jameson

Voiced by: Edward Asner

The publisher of the Daily Bugle, Jameson is Peter's boss and makes a living harassing Spider-Man in the newspaper.
  • Alliterative Name: J. Jonah Jameson.
  • Badass Grandpa: Jigsaw Jameson can still handle himself. Even Spidey was impressed.
  • Da Editor: Editor-in-chief of the Daily Bugle.
  • Everyone Has Standards: In "The Alien Costume," he was thrilled when he thought he had evidence of Spider-Man robbing the shuttle, but then he learned Eddie lied about it. He immediately turned on Brock in a fury for playing on his prejudice to make him commit libel, firing him before publicly announcing his mistake and retracting the reward he offered for Spider-man's capture.
    "I can't have someone who works for me coloring the truth and leaving out facts! It's against everything I stand for. You're history, Brock; outta here; fired!"
    • Likewise, when Spider-man rescues him and other "tormentors" of Norman Osborn from the Green Goblin, he's aghast when Wilson Fisk tries to blow both Spidey and the Goblin up; even if he does distrust the vigilante, he's not that ungrateful.
  • Freudian Excuse: His opposition of Spider-Man, or any masked vigilante for that matter, comes from his wife being killed by a masked gunman in a botched hit that was meant for him. This led him to distrust anyone who hides their identities and tries to go above the law.
  • Intrepid Reporter: "Framed" showed he was this in his youth, with the nickname "Jigsaw Jameson." He's still got it, too, unraveling a major part of the conspiracy to frame Robbie.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: As unpleasant as he is, he does have his good side. One notable example takes place when Peter is framed by the Kingpin. Jameson pays for Peter's court bills, even after Peter quit right to his face (and insulted him to boot).
  • Jerkass Façade: Jonah wouldn't let Matt Murdock tell Peter that he was paying the legal bills in "Framed" and "The Man Without Fear".
  • My God, What Have I Done?: His reaction after the Scorpion, whose creation he funded, goes on a rampage and ends up being far worse of a menace than he claimed Spider-Man ever was.

Joseph "Robbie" Robertson

Voiced by: Rodney Saulsberry

Jonah's right-hand man at the Daily Bugle, and one of the few to consistently give Spider-Man the benefit of the doubt.

Terri Lee

Voiced by: Dawnn Lewis

An NYC detective and ally to Spider-Man.
  • Expy: She's based on Jean DeWolff from the comics.
  • Friend on the Force: She's one of the more trustworthy cops on the force and has Spidey's back. Her first appearance has her realizing that Mysterio is framing Spider-Man and being the only one to believe in his innocence.
  • UST: She has an obvious attraction to Blade, but aside from a very brief kiss they don't act on it due to coming from two very different worlds.

     Allies 

Stephen Strange/Doctor Strange

Voiced by: John Vernon

A master of the mystic arts, he alongside his butler Wong, help Spider-Man rescue Mary Jane from a dangerous cult led by his nemesis Baron Mordo.

Michael Morbius

Voiced by: Nick Jameson

A schoolmate of Peter's and one of Felicia Hardy's love interests who becomes what's basically a vampire after getting bit by a neogenetically modified vampire bat he accidentally created. His accent and appearance are based on those of Bela Lugosi.


  • Badass Longcoat: He wears this even before he turns into the Living Vampire.
  • Body Horror: His transformation into the Living Vampire elongates his ears, causes his nose to upturn into a rather gonky snout, makes his skin turn pale, colors his eyes red, and gives him pulsating leech-mouth suckers all over the palms of his hands.
  • Evil Feels Good: For a short while after transforming, Morbius hated what he'd become, especially having to prey on others. But eventually, he started to enjoy his new life, namely the strength and invulnerability it provided.
  • Hunter of His Own Kind: He eventually teams up with the dhampyr Blade to hunt down other vampires.
  • Love Redeems: His love for Felicia drove him to embrace his good side once more.
  • Our Vampires Are Different: He's a scientifically created vampire born from an accident with a vampire bat that was unintentionally exposed to neogenic radiation as it fed on Spider-man's blood. As a result, he's not as vulnerable to Blade's arsenal, which is based on "ordinary" magical vampires. Furthermore, he feeds using suckers on his hands despite having traditional vampire-style fangs.
  • Tragic Monster: He was studying vampire bats in order to cure a plague in his home village. An accident in his lab ended up turning him into a pseudo-vampire.
  • Vampiric Draining: He drains "plasma" out of people through suckers on his palms.

Sergei Kravinoff/Kraven the Hunter

A big-game hunter who, thanks to a potion made from strange jungle herbs, has been granted great strength, stamina, and an animalistic knack for hunting. Initially one of Spider-Man's enemies, Kraven eventually becomes one of his strongest allies.


  • Adaptational Heroism: Much nicer than his comics counterpart.
  • Beard of Evil: When he starts off as an antagonist, at least.
  • Brought Down to Normal: It's ambiguous, but it's implied in his second appearance that the cure he was given in his first appearance has stolen away a lot of the bestial super-powers he initially developed from it — at the very least, he's lost some of his strength.
  • Emergency Transformation: His wife gave him the wonder-drug that turned him into Kraven the Hunter after he was mortally wounded protecting her from a pride of lions.
  • Heel–Face Turn: He's a hostile character in his first appearance, but this is because he's been driven mad by an experimental Super Serum formula. At the end of the episode, a refined version restores his sanity, so he becomes an ally.
  • Morality Pet: Dr. Mariah Crawford, his estranged wife.
  • Super Strength: He's basically a mix between a human and a lion, so naturally his strength is a lot higher than a human's.
  • Super Senses: He has a Wolverine-esque increase in his abilities to hear and smell; even after being cured, when tracking down the Man-Spider, he's able to pinpoint the Man-Spider's lair because the gravel caught in its webbing still smells like gunpowder to him.

Blade

Voiced by: J.D. Hall

A fierce vampire hunter who is himself part-vampire, albeit immune to their bites as well as their weaknesses.


  • Large Ham: Definitely more dramatic than his Wesley Snipes counterpart.
  • Super Strength: Thanks to being partially a vampire.

The Punisher

Voiced by: John Beck

A lonesome vigilante who, driven by dark memories of losing his family in a crossfire, utilizes advanced weaponry to punish those who hurt the innocent.


  • Anti-Hero: As Robbie puts it, 'He is known for using lethal force, he shoots first and never asks questions'.
  • Badass Normal: For a man without superpowers, he puts on quite a fight.
  • Badass Longcoat: This was based on the early 90s comics, so of course he sports on.
  • Bounty Hunter: Tries to apprehend Spider-Man who is mistakenly believed to have kidnapped Michael Morbius. In his case, it's not for money, but to clean up his reputation.
  • Cool Car: His battle van is packed with tons of equipment and weapons including remote control, lasers and missiles.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: And how.
  • Determinator: He will stop at nothing to get his target. Even if it's a hulking superpowered monstrosity.
  • Establishing Character Moment: He first appears blowing up a hole in the wall and proceeding to take down a gang of kidnappers. When the last of them surrenders, Frank says that there are no prisoners in this war. The arrival of police forces him to retreat, but he takes time to cut the hostage free.
  • Heel Realization: Has one after Dr. Crawford explains that he's been trying to kill an innocent man.
  • Jetpack: Uses one when dealing with Spider-Man.
  • Mission Control: Has one in the form of his sidekick Microship.
  • Mugging the Monster: Quite literally on the 'monster' part. He did very well against Spider-Man, but him turning into Man-Spider wasn't something Punisher accounted for. He barely escaped with his life.
  • Narrating the Present: To make entries in his war journal.
  • Oh Crap!: When he faces Man-Spider.
  • Would Hit a Girl: 'Hit' is too strong a word here, but during his introductory scene he does throw a female thug into a pile of boxes.

Nick Fury

Voiced by: Philip Abbot, Jack Angel

The leader of the top secret world-protecting organization S.H.I.E.L.D.


Tony Stark/Iron Man

Voiced by: Robert Hays

A billionaire scientist with a double-identity, Iron Man aids Spider-Man against Venom and Carnage when they try to rob one of his labs.

James Rhodes/War Machine

Voiced by: James Avery

Tony Stark's chief of security, James Rhodes is also Iron Man's crimefighting partner War Machine.
  • Powered Armor: The "Variable Threat Response Battlesuit", a.k.a. the War Machine armor.

Matt Murdock/Daredevil

Voiced by: Edward Laurence Albert Jr.

A blind attorney who represents Peter during his trial for treason, Matt Murdock's father was murdered on orders from The Kingpin. He maintains a double-life as the vigilante, Daredevil, and helps Spider-Man discover the truth about The Kingpin's identity.
  • Adaptational Dye Job: This version of Daredevil is blonde while most versions are redheaded.
  • Alliterative Name: Matt Murdock.
  • Badass Bookworm: He's a lawyer.
  • Cool Shades: Almost always wears his sunglasses when not fighting crime.
  • Disability Superpower: The same accident that blinded him also heightened all his other senses to superhuman levels.
  • Handicapped Badass: Classic example.
  • Living Lie Detector: Which lets him see through most of the Chameleon's bluffs. But it somehow didn't help him realize sooner that Spidey was framed and also that the Federal Agent asking for the evidence clearing Peter was The Mole.
  • Secret Keeper: When they seemingly capture the Kingpin, Spider-Man gloats that they finally have him, while Daredevil tells them that he was a decoy, and the real Kingpin escaped, exposing the captured decoy as the Chameleon, and explains to Spidey that he can 'see' through costumes. Spider-Man gets a little uncomfortable after hearing this fact and asks if he knows his secret identity, and Daredevil basically replies (paraphrased) "No. I understand the need for anonymity in pursuing justice".
  • Super Senses: Has a form of 'radar' to help him navigate around places to compensate for his loss of sight.

Steve Rogers/Captain America

Voiced by: David Hayter

A WWII supersoldier, and leader of the Six American Warriors, he was trapped in a vortex alongside his archnemesis The Red Skull at the end of the war.
  • The Ace
  • Archenemy: Of The Red Skull
  • Big Good: During WWII. It's Captain America, for crying out loud.
  • The Cape: He is probably Marvel's best capeless Cape. Cap makes it clear on numerous occasions that he doesn't stand for America as a nation specifically, but for "the Dream", to the point where he's willing to fight and die for his beliefs against his own government.
  • The Hero: Of the American Six
  • The Leader: Of the Six American Warriors.
  • Nice Guy: Again, Captain America, ladies and gentlemen.
  • Sealed Good in a Can: Captain America sacrificed himself again and both he and The Red Skull were placed in the vortex. Two times!
  • Super Reflexes: Not only can Cap always position his shield to block attacks and nothing can prevent him from reflexively moving his shield arm to block attacks with his shield.
  • Super Soldier: Classic example.

Gwen Stacy

Voiced by: Mary Kay Bergman

The girlfriend of an Alternate Universe's Peter Parker, she aids Spider-Man against Spider-Carnage in the last episode.
  • Distressed Damsel: Is kidnapped by Spider-Carnage. She does get major points though for firing a sonic rifle at him earlier.
  • Plucky Girl: She takes no crap from her egomaniac boyfriend, realises that Spider-Carnage is a fake and saves our Spider-Man, and then helps drive off Spider-Carnage by opening up on him with a sonic rifle. If it weren't for her kidnapping and five minute appearance she might be a full-on Action Girl.
  • Spared by the Adaptation: By virtue of being from a parallel universe.
  • Spot the Impostor: Instantly recognises Spider-Carnage as a fake. She also seems to have figured out that our Spider-Man isn't hers, although she still recognises him as a hero.
    Spider-Man: How'd you know that the Peter Parker downstairs wasn't me?
    Gwen Stacy: He's as nutty as a fruitcake. A girlfriend notices little things like that.
  • Unexpected Character: Who expected any version of Gwen Stacy to appear in the finale of a series that had no Gwen Stacy until then?

Madame Web

Voiced by: Joan Lee

Mysterious woman who takes it upon herself to be Spidey's mentor, preparing him for "the ultimate battle".
  • All-Powerful Bystander: She is a powerful cosmic being. She is the assistant to the Beyonder. Spider-Man chews her out for the "bystander" bit when she refuses to bring back Mary Jane and Norman Osborn/Green Goblin when they were trapped in an interdimensional limbo.
  • Adaptational Badass: In the comics, she's "merely" a blind old lady with with precognitive abilities. Here, she's a near-omnipotent Reality Warper with virtual omniscience.
  • Cool Shades: She wears always black glasses.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Towards Peter.
  • Figure It Out Yourself: She gives Spidey cryptic warnings, and then disappears, leaving him to come to his own conclusions about what she meant.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: She insults Spider-Man a lot, but she really does care about him and is trying to help him learn what he needs to know. Though she has no love for Iron Spider-Man, for obvious reasons.
  • Reality Warper: Part of her power.
  • The Call Knows Where You Live: When Spider-Man was going to quit in the third season finale (like usual), Web warned him that the two-headed monster will rise above from the underworld. What Web meant by that was that his enemy, the Green Goblin, would figure out his secret identity, and Spider-Man knew the Goblin was Norman Osborn, and the two identities would clash.
  • The Mentor: Her role was typically to act as cryptic adviser to Spider-Man, offering him strange clues and riddles that would ultimately help him.
  • The Omniscient: She gives this impression, at least, though it may have something to do with the fact that she's allied to the Beyonder, and in fact the events of the series have already happened once from her perspective; they had to "roll back" time after Spider-Carnage set off his multiverse-annihilating bomb and are now using their memories to help ensure he can be stopped this time.

The X-Men

A team of mutants trained by the telepathic Dr. Charles Xavier to use their abilities for good. Being as these characters originate from their own separate show, more info can be found here.

The Beyonder

An extradimensional being whom Madame Web serves. He pits Spider-Man along with six other heroes against six super-villains in his "Secret Wars", with an alien world as the battlefield. Later turns out to be testing Spider-Man all along, and chose him as a leader of a team of alternate Spider-Men to fight another insane Peter Parker now known as Spider-Carnage tasking them with saving the multiverse.
  • Adaptational Heroism: While the comics Beyonder wasn't exactly malevolent, he tended to lash out when his curiosity wasn't abated to his satisfaction, and had no qualms messing with the lives of mortals. This version is actually out to save all of reality.
  • Big Good: Of the entire series, though he'd probably disagree what he is "good". It was he that tasked Madame Web with training a champion to one day save the multiverse. The result was our Spider-Man taking up the charge.
  • Blue and Orange Morality: The entire "Secret Wars" was him trying to explore the Balance Between Good and Evil, and which side would eventually overcome the other. He deliberately has an extraterrestrial civilization which had achieved the ideal society nearly ruined when he sends six supervillains over to their planet, arranging it so that Spider-Man and his team of heroes materialize there only after the villains have had a whole year of stomping around to their heart's content. Spider-Man is horrified by the callousness of his actions, but to his credit, the Beyonder pushes the Reset Button when all is said and done, which makes Spidey confused as to what the entire point of the battle was.
  • Fusion Dance: With Doctor Doom. The thing is, he himself could have broken it any time he wanted, but he wished to observe the heroes' actions.
  • The Omnipotent: Can do anything and everything. While being outside his home dimension limits his power, there is still nothing you can do to him unless he allows it to happen (Looking at you, Doctor Doom...).
  • Physical God: Perhaps the most standout in all of fiction. Everything we see him do him at a mere fraction of his full power. He in fact expended most of it reversing time on the entire multiverse to save it from being annihilated by Spider-Carnage.
  • Secret Test of Character: The Secret Wars was a rather roundabout way of this to Spider-Man, having him go through days of battle on a hostile alien world leading a team of heroes, to ensure that he can do the same against alternate counterparts of himself against Spider-Carnage.

    Enemies 

Wilson Fisk/ The Kingpin

Voiced by: Roscoe Lee Browne

The main villain of the series, the Kingpin operates a criminal empire with its headquarters in New York City. He is The Man Behind the Man to many of the villains in the series, including all the incarnations of the Insidious Six and the Spider-Slayers.
  • Amoral Attorney: Not our Kingpin (who pretends to be a businessman and philanthropist) but the version of Fisk in the Iron Spider-Man's world definitely qualifies.
    Spider-Man: The Kingpin is my lawyer?
  • Bad Boss: Fisk has a tendency to execute henchmen who have screwed up or slighted him in some way.
    • He repays Peter Parker for saving his life by hiring him to a very well-paying job, only to frame him.
  • Badass Baritone: The deep cultured tones of Roscoe Lee Browne.
  • Badass Normal: Bordering on Charles Atlas Superpower. This is an unpowered human who can swallow blows from Spider-Man and topple giant robots with only his raw brute strength.
  • Bald of Evil: His clean-shaven pate is intended to sign of his malevolent nature
  • Bear Hug: His go-to move when brought to the level of fisticuffs, mostly due to the show's brutal censorship mandate. It's not a laughing matter, either; at one occasion, Spider-man's internal monologue has him legitimately afraid that Fisk is going to break him in two.
  • Berserk Button: When Daredevil mentions that the police has his son, he flies in a rage.
    Daredevil: I'm taking your family. The police have your son, and I have you!
    Fisk: My son?!
  • Big Bad: Of the Crime Cartel, the Insidious Six, numerous individual arcs, and the show itself.
  • Bigger Bad: He's behind many of the events that happen in the show, but he's not personally fought by Spider-Man until around Season 3.
  • The Chessmaster: He's always this, but in his prime in particular he controlled nearly all organized crime on the East Coast and even had a general in his pocket.
  • Diabolical Mastermind: He occasionally lurches into this archetype.
  • Enemy Mine: Anytime an Omnicidal Maniac showed up.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: His wife Vanessa and son Richard.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: He is willing to help Spider-Man if the planet is in danger.
    Landon: How could you help them?
    Kingpin: There is no profit to be made in the destruction of the planet, it's very bad for business.
  • Evil Brit: He has a very British accent, even though he's self-admittedly a native New Yorker.
  • Kevlard: Going by the sheer amount of damage he's able to No Sell, yes.
  • Large and in Charge: Stands taller and wider than the Rhino.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Looking at him you would think he'd be a Mighty Glacier, but he physically catches the very quick and agile Spider-man and Daredevil with his own bare hands a LOT.
  • Light Is Not Good: His white clothes invokes this.
  • Made of Iron: He can tank a massive amount of punishment for someone who's officially not super-powered.
  • The Man Behind the Man: He's the Big Bad to the Insidious Six, the Crime Cartel, and almost every other major supervillain on the show, but he keeps to the shadows and Spider-Man does not meet him face-to-face until the third season.
  • Man in White: He is almost always seen wearing a white business suit.
  • Morality Pet: His son Richard, whom he deeply loves.
  • Pragmatic Villainy: Shows this when he helps Spider-Man often when the alternative would be letting New York (or the world) be destroyed. As he tells Landon:
    "There is no profit to be made in the destruction of the planet. It is very bad for business."
  • Self-Made Orphan: He is as strongly implied to be this as the censors would allow. After being left for the police by his father in a robbery gone south, he walked out of prison with the physical strength, connections and mentality needed to build his empire. It's not made clear what he did to his father, but Smythe is shocked that even he could be so ruthless. Near the end of that storyline, he makes his own son Richard take the fall for Kingpin's exposed scheme. After his wife leaves him for this betrayal, he is left alone holding a photo of his shattered family, bitterly wondering when his own son would take his revenge.
  • Stout Strength: One of the largest, heaviest, and most physically imposing people in the series, as well as one of the strongest. He claims to only be 2% body fat, making a Badass Boast about showing Spider-man what "350 pounds of muscle" can do. Considering how fast he moves, he's probably not lying.
  • The Syndicate: He's the leader.
  • Take Over the World: Would love to do so, although he's fairly practical about it, focusing more on spreading his influence than crazed schemes—although he certainly has a few of those up his sleeves.
  • Unwitting Pawn: wTo of his counterparts wind up being this to Spider-Carnage. The first of these doubles knew not to blindly trust Spider-Carnage, but he had no idea how far his "ally" intended to go.
  • Villain with Good Publicity: He's the president and owner of a number of legitimate businesses and appears to the public as a successful businessman and philanthropist.
  • "Well Done, Son!" Guy: In the backstory. He is pleased that his relationship with his son is nothing like the one he had with his father.
  • Who Dares?:
    Daredevil: Right here, Kingpin. And the name is Daredevil.
    Fisk: You'd have to be a daredevil, to dare to challenge me!
  • Xanatos Gambit: Part of his Establishing Character Moment in his first appearance. Either Norman Osborn helps stop Spider-Man for him, or he takes over Oscorp.
  • You Have Failed Me: Midway through the third season, in the episode "Ultimate Slayer", he turns on Alistair Smythe for having not only repeatedly failed to defeat Spider-Man, but having been involved in ploys that both exposed the Kingpin's existence to Spidey and got Fisk's son imprisoned as a traitor. He promptly recruits Herbert Landon as his new Mad Scientist and has Smythe mutated into the titular Ultimate Spider-Slayer.
  • You Killed My Father: Killed Daredevil's father and, technically, Alistair Smythe's father too.

Spencer Smythe

Voiced by: Edward Mulhare

An inventor who was forced to build the original Spider-Slayers for The Kingpin.
  • Adaptational Heroism: Zig-zagged. In the comics, Spencer started out as a concerned citizen who built the Spider-Slayers to bring the "menace" of Spider-Man to justice. Repeated defeats (and the realization that he was dying) ended up pushing him over the edge, into full-blown villainy. This version of Spencer has no real problem with Spider-Man, only going after him at Norman Osborn's behest.
  • Anti-Villain: He only went after Spider-Man so he could afford to build his son a high-tech wheelchair.
  • Demoted to Extra: Plays a far more prominent role in the comics.
  • Evil Genius: Spencer specializes in robotics, and built a variety of machines designed to kill Spider-Man.
  • Evil Old Folks: Well, you can argue about whether he's "evil" because all he really wants is to build a hoverchair to help his crippled son, but he is willing to try and kill Spider-Man n order to get the funds he needs.
  • Love Makes You Evil: Works for Norman Osborn in hopes of gaining enough resources to build the hoverchair he has designed for his son.
  • Mad Scientist: A remarkably sympathetic one.
  • My Greatest Failure: He blames himself for the accident that crippled Alistair.
  • Never Found the Body: He's never found in Osborn's factory after the explosion that apparently claims his life. That's because Kingpin has him and he's still alive, though in suspended animation.
  • Robot Master: Built the original Black Widow Spider-Slayer.

Alistair Smythe

Voiced by: Maxwell Caulfield

Spencer Smythe's wheelchair-bound son, Alistair becomes The Kingpin's right-hand man for much of the show, serving as his chief inventor and confidante. He is later transformed into a living Spider-Slayer by The Kingpin and Landon.
  • Anti-Villain: At first he's being played by The Kingpin; later he's trying to save his father.
  • Ascended Extra: In the comics Alistair is a fairly minor villain. In TAS he's an Evil Genius-for-hire whose inventions play a vital role in the schemes of half the crimelords in New York.
  • Avenging the Villain: Seeks revenge for Spencer Smythe's apparent death.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: By Landon, in "Ultimate Slayer", although he eventually manages to break his programming.
  • Composite Character: Since Spencer's role is reduced in the show, he was given given prominence and even enacted some of his father's plans from the comics. Notably, attaching a bomb to both Spider-Man and J. Jonah Jameson was something his father did in the original comic story.
  • Cybernetics Eat Your Soul: Well, technically he's a bio-borg mutate and not a cyborg, but he's still noticeably colder and more ruthless after his upgrade.
  • Cyborg: Technically, when he becomes the Ultimate Slayer, although it's rather ambiguous; Landon's speciality is genetic mutation and he comments on how "metal is the way of the past" and "flesh, remolded, restructured and enhanced, holds the key to the future" before altering Smythe, which suggests that the Ultimate Slayer is a mutate or bio-borg rather than the cyborg of the comics. However, he does have retractile "screens" in his eyes after his transformation, which do display a typical "robotic screen vision" when seen through Eye Cam, so there's arguably some mechanical components in him.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Particularly towards The Kingpin.
  • Disabled Snarker: Being paraplegiac in no way impedes his taste for sarcastic quips on the ineptitude of those around him.
  • The Dragon: He's the closest thing The Kingpin has to one.
  • Enemy Mine: In the Secret War arc in the final half of season 5, he surrenders to Spider-Man's heroes and joins forces with them, because he knows that the Red Skull and Doctor Doom will happily spend eternity waging war over this planet, whilst all he wants to do is get back to Earth.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: All of the evil he does is to avenge his beloved father.
  • Evil Brit: Like the Kingpin, he has a very British accent.
  • Evil Cripple: He was unable to walk and wheelchair-bound. Averted after his transformation.
  • The Evil Genius: Fills this role for The Kingpin, Silvermane, Harry Osborn, The Red Skull, and anyone else who will fund his attempts to save his father.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: Alistair's voice is already pretty low. As the Ultimate Slayer it drops another octave and gains mechanical distortion.
  • Flanderization: Averted; after learning that his father is alive but sealed in cryo-stasis, he loses interest in trying to destroy Spider-man for revenge.
  • Genius Bruiser: Post-upgrade, he retains all of his formidable intelligence, but is now a super-strong bruiser to go with it.
  • Genre Savvy: One of his schemes eventually ends with the Kingpin's son ending up in jail, and he knows his days are numbered, and attempts to sell him out to Spider-Man. But the Kingpin has already anticipated this.
  • Hired Guns: Will work for anyone so long as they are willing to provide him with the technology he needs to avenge [[spoiler and then save]] his father.
  • Irony: The Robot Master is forced to become a cyborg.
  • Love Makes You Evil: In a non-romantic sense. His entire criminal career is motivated first by revenge and later by the desire to save his father Spencer.
  • Mad Scientist: Just like his father, Alistair is a brilliant engineer, roboticist and physicist.
  • Robot Master: Repairs the Black Widow and constructs a variety of other Spider-Slayers and robots to use against Spider-Man.
  • Servile Snarker: Again towards Kingpin.
  • Shoulder Cannon: As the Ultimate Slayer he mounts a laser on each shoulder.
  • Super Strength: As the Ultimate Slayer.
  • Super Wheelchair: His hoverchair. He continues to use it for transportation even after his legs are fixed by Landon.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Forcibly takes one at the hands of Landon and the Kingpin.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Courtesy of The Kingpin.

Herbert Landon

Voiced by: David Warner

A fanatical scientist with an anti-mutant agenda, he is later transformed into a freak of nature by one of his own experiments. He eventually replaces Alistair Smythe as The Kingpin's Number Two.
  • Ascended Extra: An extremely obscure comic villain who only appeared in a Beast/Spider-Man team-up miniseries.
  • Combat Tentacles: In One-Winged Angel form.
  • The Dragon: Takes Smythe's place as The Kingpin's.
  • Evil Former Friend: To Hank McCoy/Beast of the X-Men.
  • Evil Genius: He's easily as smart as Smythe, just focused on biology over robotics.
  • Evilutionary Biologist: He's a brilliant geneticist with a specialization in genetic mutation. Initially, he wants to use this to engineer a murderous "cure" for all mutants on Earth, but after being mutated himself, he seems more interested in genetically engineering new life forms.
  • Fantastic Racism: Towards mutants, including his old partner, Hank McCoy.
  • Final Solution: His chemical concoction destroys mutant cells, ultimately killing the victims. He plans to use it on every mutant in the world, killing them all.
  • Irony: Exposure to his own chemicals transforms him into one of the very mutants he so despises.
  • Kaiju: The best way to describe his One-Winged Angel form. Its a towering monster with Psycho Electro powers and Combat Tentacles.
  • Mutant: Ironically turned into one, given that he despised mutants.
  • One-Winged Angel: Transforms into a rampaging monster after exposure to his own chemicals; the aftermath leaves him permanently Two-Faced.
  • Politically Incorrect Villain: Of the Fantastic Racism variety, but still, he's a man whose racism leads him to try and commit genocide, all under the marketing of a cure for mutation.
  • Psycho Electro: Briefly following his mutation.
  • Two-Faced: Post-mutation, his body is split vertically down the middle between his original body and a more grotesque form akin to his fully mutated state, with wide, yellow eye, sickly gray-green skin, and inhumanly clawed digits.

Dr. Otto Octavius/Dr. Octopus

Voiced by: Efrem Zimbalist Jr.

"Science is all that matters."

Once a respected scientist, Dr. Otto Octavius was Peter Parker's mentor as science camp when he was ten. Following an accident that bonded his tentacles to his body, Octavius has become a criminal mastermind, though he still has a soft spot for his former students. He is a core member of the Insidious Six and acts as their field leader.
  • Adaptational Attractiveness: Octavius in the comics is a fat, ugly man with a bad haircut. This version retains the bad haircut and square face but has the physique of a body builder.
  • Affably Evil: Particularly towards Peter and Aunt May.
  • Alliterative Name: Otto Octavius.
  • Badass Bookworm: Despite being a nuclear physicist, he's surprisingly adept at combat.
  • Badass Teacher: Badass ex-Teacher actually.
  • Berserk Button:
    Doc Ock: You dare talk that way to a scientist?!
    Jameson: Scientist? You're just some coward who kidnapped an innocent girl!
    (Doc Ock crushed his portable TV)
  • Big Bad: In a Five-Bad Band sense. He acts as the leader of the Insidious Six whenever they are recruited by The Kingpin. This arguably makes him Co-Dragons to The Kingpin alongside Smythe or Landon.
  • Broken Pedestal: To Peter; Doctor Octavius was Peter's science teacher and hugely instrumental in shaping Peter's own love of science, but when he turned into a maniac willing to risk destroying New York to prove his theories are correct, Peter lost all respect for him.
  • Combat Tentacles: Four of them, each ending in crushing pincers.
  • Cybernetics Eat Your Soul: The accident that welded his tentacles to his spine drove him more than a little nuts.
  • For Science!: Even before he went crazy, Octavius firmly believed that scientific advancement was its own justification.
  • Made of Iron: Octavius can take a beating from the likes of Spider-Man, despite having no superpowers and no protective costume.
  • Mad Scientist: Octavius just wants to expand the frontiers of science. If that ends up hurting people in the process, or requires him to commit robbery to attain needed equipment and materials, so be it.
  • Revenge: The Hardy Foundation promised him grant money and then reneged on the deal. He's not real happy about this, and takes it out on Felicia.
  • Sinister Shades: He constantly wears thick, squared-off, tinted classes. They likely double as light-filters for when he's working on his energy-related experiments.

Mac Gargan/The Scorpion

Voiced by: Martin Landau (Season 1 and 2) Richard Moll (Season 4 and 5)

"I wanna be plain old Mac Gargan again."

A former private investigator who went mad after Jameson had him transformed into a weapon to use against Spider-Man. He alternates between working as a mercenary for The Kingpin and other crime lords (most notably Silvermane) and wanting to return to normal. A member of both incarnations of the Insidious Six.
  • Animal-Themed Superbeing: Scorpions, obviously.
  • Be Careful What You Wish For: It's implied that he always wanted to be a "big shot" and this is what Jameson used to convince him to go along with the idea of using neogenic radiation to splice scorpion DNA into his own. Then it turns out the powers come with mutating into a form he loathes, and he wants to be normal again.
  • Berserk Button: Spidey quickly learns that calling him names and making fun of him is a good way to make him start fighting more carelessly.
  • Beware My Stinger Tail: It sprays Hollywood Acid and can be used to smash, pummel, constrict and squeeze things.
  • Body Horror: In Gargan's first episode, he starts to spontaneously mutate further. His upper torso swells (in a manner that is implied to be very painful) with muscle until he looks ridiculously top-heavy, he grows to be about twelve feet tall, he develops green skin and yellow eyes, and his fingers start forming into claws. In subsequent appearances, he looks like his pre-mutation form (a tall, muscular but normal man in his trademark costume).
  • The Brute: Shares this role with The Rhino as a member of the Insidious Six.
  • Chronic Villainy: No matter how hard he tries, or what he promises Sarah, Mac just can't seem to keep out of the underworld, inevitably falling back into crime whenever he is short of cash.
  • Dumb Muscle: He's not out and out stupid like The Rhino, but Mac is still hot-tempered, impulsive, and dangerously short-sighted.
  • Even Bad Men Love Their Mamas: Yells at Spider-Man about not dragging his mother into things when the latter cracks a "your mom" joke. This is especially notable, because Spidey had tried to press his Berserk Button (as above) in the process, but it's only the comment about his mother that riled him up. In the past, just insulting him would have been enough on its own.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Later episodes reveal he has a fiancee named Sarah, who he loves and who helps hide him from the law, and he wants to go back to being Mac Gargan so he can get married to her.
  • Evil Counterpart: Created through the same process that made Spider-Man what he is, and is also based upon an arachnid in terms of both costume, name and abilities.
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: Courtesy of Jameson. He goes from weasily private eye to bulky thug in a matter of minutes.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Scorpion goes berserk very easily, which usually brings about his downfall.
  • Hellish Pupils: His pupils become vertical slits as his mutation progresses.
  • Hero Killer: Subverted. He's dangerous certainly, but despite the buildup, isn't significantly more threatening than other members of the Six (and less so than some).
  • I Just Want to Be Badass/I Just Want to Be Normal: Starts out as the former, but progresses to the latter. It's implied the change-over has something to do with the painful body-warping freakout he undergoes in his first episode, but he reverts back to his "normal" Scorpion form afterwards (which, honestly, is better looking than his human form) and never seems to be at risk of mutation afterwards.
  • Morality Pet: His girlfriend, Sarah.
  • Save the Villain: One of the few occasions Spidey did it knowing he was saving a villain.
  • Scary Scorpions: Chosen for the symbolism; Scorpion was created to defeat Spider-Man, and scorpions are natural predators of spiders.
  • Super Reflexes: As Spider-Man's evil-counterpart, he can move and react with great speed; in his first appearance, he actually claims (and is shown to be) faster than Spidey — however, he lacks Spider-Man's precognitive Spider-Sense.
  • Super Strength: Officially stronger than Spider-Man is.

The Rhino

Voiced by: Don Stark

"You should have stayed in black, because I'm gonna dirty you up bad."

A supervillain-for-hire his motivations and past are never explained. He frequently works for The Kingpin and provides the Insidious Six with their heaviest muscle.

The Shocker

Voiced by: Jim Cummings

"This time it's maximum voltage at minimum range."

A mercenary in The Kingpin's employ, Shocker fires vibrational waves from his gauntlets. He is a member of the Insidious Six and tangles with Spider-Man as part of the group and on his own.
  • Achilles' Heel: Downplayed. Water can cause his gauntlets to short out, but it's only a serious problem for him if his insulated suit is also damaged. This convenient alignment of factors happens once in the entire show.
  • Adaptational Badass: Shocker in the comics is treated as a joke, regardless of his (not unimpressive) track record. This version managed to give the black-suited Spider-Man a run for his money and is given the appropriate amount of respect.
  • Clothes Make the Superman: His insulated suit allows him to channel his attacks and conduct electricity safely.
  • Dark Chick: Of the Insidious Six.
  • Evil Duo: Forms one with The Rhino in one episode. During the "Forgotten Warriors" arc he and Scorpion form one within the Insidious Six. In both cases, he's the calm and collected one.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: He has a very deep, growly voice.
  • The Faceless: He's never shown without his mask. Even in jail he's apparently allowed to keep it on.
  • Goofy Print Underwear: Revealed in one episode where he had to remove his short-circuiting suit before it exploded.
  • Guttural Growler: Courtesy of Jim Cummings.
  • Hand Blast: His gauntlets can function as either this or Power Fist, depending on the situation.
  • Hired Guns: Like Rhino, he works for anyone who's willing to pay for his talents and has little interest in committing crimes on his own initiative.
  • No Name Given: He's The Shocker. No other name is ever provided.
  • Only in It for the Money: Easily the most professional member of the Six.
  • Professional Killer: Smythe and The Kingpin use him for kidnappings and assassinations — the kind of jobs they wouldn't trust The Rhino to do.
  • Psycho Electro: Fires concentric rings of electricity from his gauntlets.
  • Pungeon Master: Makes at least one pun related to the word 'Shock', in EVERY episode he appears in.

Quentin Beck/Mysterio

Voiced by: Gregg Berger

"Time for me to resume my leading role as Mysterio!"

A former Hollywood stuntman turned illusionist and thief, Mysterio serves as a member of the Insidious Six before being seemingly killed in a fire.
  • Adaptational Attractiveness: He's far better-looking than his comic self, whose looks prevented him from getting leading roles in movies.
  • Adaptation Dye-Job: In the comics, he had black hair. Here, he's a blonde.
  • Badass Cape: Deliberately invoked in his super-villain costume.
  • Clothes Make the Superman: Most of his illusions are concealed within his suit.
  • Evil Genius: He may not be a scientist like Doctor Octopus, but a man who can create super-realistic hologram projectors and conceal them in capsules the size of 6-sided dice clearly knows a thing or two about special effects.
  • Killed Off for Real: Commits suicide with his girlfriend in his final episode.
  • Large Ham: He's certainly quite theatrical.
  • The Load: He temporarily becomes a villainous example in the Villain Team-Up. He has no powers to contribute to anything, only crates of stuff their quarry can knock down to block the villains' way when they are chasing a de-powered Spider-Man.
  • Master of Illusion: To the point that he can flat out make virtual reality projections.
  • Never My Fault: His careless use of explosives caused a big accident and got him one year in prison, but he blames it all on Spider-Man because the webhead intervened and caught him. If anything, Spidey saving people from the explosion prevented Beck from serving a larger prison term.
    Mysterio: It's payback time.
    Spider-Man: Payback? For what? You did it all to yourself.
    Mysterio: Yes, that's what my psychiatrist said, but you know what? His sessions never made me feel this good.
  • Small Name, Big Ego
  • Unholy Matrimony: Eventually develops a crush on a badly disfigured (and totally unhinged) actress. It ends... tragically.

Adrian Toomes/The Vulture

Voiced by: Eddie Albert/Allen Johnson (young)

A failed businessman with a grudge against Norman Osborn, the Vulture is an old man who eventually develops a way to feed off of his victims' youth in order to temporarily become young again. By stealing the rejuvenated Silvermane's youth he is able to make the process permanent; he then joins the Insidious Six as Mysterio's replacement.
  • Animal-Themed Superbeing: Obviously, the vulture.
  • Badass Grandpa: Pre-rejuvenation.
  • Bald of Evil: In his old form.
  • Clothes Make the Superman: Without his flight suit, Toomes is a nobody.
  • Corrupt Corporate Executive: Ran Toomes Aerodynamics into the ground researching antigravity and ways to turn back aging, and doesn't mind killing people to prevent them from taking over his company.
  • Cut Lex Luthor a Check: The idea of showing the results of his antigravity research to the executives to persuade them not to let Norman Osborn take over has never been discussed in-universe. His comic book counterpart would feel disappointed.
  • Evil Redhead: As a young man.
  • Evil Old Folks: He's somewhere in his eighties.
  • Large Ham: His younger self
  • Liquid Assets: Drains the youth from his victims.
  • Mad Scientist: To the point his research on antigravity and youth rejuvenation has nearly bankrupted his company.
  • Older Than They Look: His youthened form is still technically a very elderly man, it just has the appearance and physical capabilities of a young man.
  • Powered Armor: His flight suit.
  • Power Parasite: Steals youth and strength from his victims.
  • Razor Wings: They can slice through trees.
  • Revenge Before Reason: Osborn was attempting to buy out Toomes Aerodynamics by claiming that Toomes' research was never going to pay off and that it'd bleed the company dry. Toomes could have just shown off the fully functional anti-gravity personal flight suit he'd developed, thus proving his research was a success, humiliating Osborn, and attracting wealthy buyers who'd soon have the corporation rolling in money — and all of it achieved legally. Instead, he took his working prototype suit and tried to assassinate Osborn instead, resulting in him losing everything.
  • Shapeshifter Mode Lock: For a while his power was on the fritz, causing him to shift between old and young at the drop of a hat. He eventually managed to freeze himself at young by stealing Silvermane's newly accquired youth.
  • Sixth Ranger: To the Insidious Six.
  • Villainous Cheekbones: Especially in his younger form.

The Chameleon

A nameless, faceless, shapeshifting spy, found most often in The Kingpin's employ. He is later revealed to be The Red Skull's foster son and his mole within The Kingpin's organisation.
  • Bald of Evil: In his true form, he's completely hairless.
  • The Blank: In his native form, his face is pretty much non-existent; he has eyes and a mouth, and a hint of a nose, but they're vague and undefined, emphasizing his ability to appear as anyone.
  • Clothes Make the Superman: His illusion belt.
    • Averted later in the series, where the Kingpin had him "modified" so he could look like others without the belt.
  • Cyborg: What he becomes after the Kingpin's modifications.
  • Evil Gloating: Does it a lot, but only when in morph.
  • Master of Disguise: His illusion belt helps.
  • The Mole: Is a spy for The Red Skull.
  • Related in the Adaptation: Both played straight and inverted. In the series he's now the adoptive son of the Red Skull, while unlike his comic counterpart he has no familial ties with Kraven the Hunter.
  • Siblings in Crime: With his foster brother Rheinholt Schmidt.
  • Those Wacky Nazis: He's The Red Skull's stepson.
  • Undying Loyalty: To The Red Skull.
  • The Voiceless: Only ever speaks while in morph.

Eddie Brock/Venom

Voiced by: Hank Azaria

"From now on, we're poison to you Spider-Man! That's why we call ourselves VENOM!"

A washed-out Daily Bugle reporter turned violent criminal, Brock becomes Venom after bonding with the alien symbiote that was once bonded to Spider-Man.
  • Achilles' Heel: Sonics and intense heat. Only the former is ever used against him, though.
  • Berserk Button: Being reminded of being fired. Spidey pushes this button in order to lure Venom into his trap.
  • Cassandra Truth: While in prison, Eddie kept talking about Venom and how he would one day be reunited with the symbiote. Dr. Ashley Kafka thought it was in his head.
    Venom: Do you believe us now, Doctor?
  • Clingy Costume: The symbiote does not like letting go of a host, and in fact the reason it hates Spider-Man so much is because of how close they came to being permanently bonded before he rejected it and forced them apart.
  • Clothes Make the Superman: The symbiote can bestow superpowers on mundane hosts, mainly patterned after Spider-Man's due to its absorption of his DNA, and can also drastically boost the powers of superpowered hosts.
  • Clothes Make the Maniac: Sharing a mind with the wrathful symbiote really didn't help Brock's already-tenuous sanity.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Part of being Peter's Evil Counterpart, he's known to be the villain that actually makes Spidey scream "Shut up!"
  • Enemy Mine: With Spider-Man, following Carnage's kidnapping of the doctor he has a crush on.
  • Evil Counterpart: To Peter Parker.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: As Venom, he has an extremely deep, reverberating tone.
  • Fangs Are Evil: Even with no host, the symbiote often manifests a huge maw full of fangs.
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: Went from a lame reporter who couldn't even pay his own rent to a frightening badass capable of easily overpowering Spider-Man in a fight.
  • I Am Legion: Always uses plural pronouns, because both he and the symbiote have their own minds.
  • Intrepid Reporter: Subverted. Brock's a sleazy hack.
  • Lightning Bruiser: He's faster and stronger than Spider-Man thanks to the symbiote.
  • More Teeth than the Osmond Family: Eddie has the classic gaping maw full of fangs.
  • Names to Run Away from Really Fast: He chose the name Venom to invoke this trope.
  • Never My Fault: Eddie Brock blames Spider-Man for his failed career as a journalist. Sure, Brock may blame Spider for being unable to expose Curt Connors as The Lizard, but it's not Spidey's fault that he mistakenly exposed Flash Thompson as Spider-Man; lost a recently-gotten job as a result of a spider slayer attacking him; or that he destroyed his reputation by framing Spidey with the theft of a rare mineral.
  • Nightmare Fuel Station Attendant: He even invokes it during his first battle with Spider-Man.
    "You know nothing about us, but we know everything about you. You'll see us every where, even in your nightmares!"
  • The Only One Allowed to Defeat You: "Spider-Man is ours, and ours alone!"
  • Overly Long Tongue: As Venom has a prehensile serpentine tongue.
  • Power Nullifier: He's immune to Spider-Man's Spider-Sense. This is a problem.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: In addition to Spider-Man, he also once took a shot at Jonah for firing him.
  • Redemption Equals Death: Venom saves the Dr. Kafka by sacrificing himself to stop Carnage.
  • Slasher Smile: As Venom.
  • Super Reflexes: Inherited from the Spider-Man DNA patterning in the symbiote; Venom is roughly as agile as the far smaller and less bulky Spider-Man.
  • Super Strength: Inherited from the Spider-Man DNA patterning in the symbiote; Venom is significantly stronger than Spider-Man, though, perhaps because of Brock's greater size or his weight-lifting hobby.
  • The Symbiote: Arguably the Trope Namer, and certainly the Trope Codifier.
  • Talking to Themself: We! Are! Venom!
  • That Man Is Dead: "Stop calling us [Brock]! We are Venom now!"
  • Voice of the Legion: As Venom.
  • With Great Power Comes Great Insanity: Neither member of Venom was all too sane to begin with, of course, but combining increased both their madness and their ability to hurt those around them.

Cletus Kasady/ Carnage

Voiced by: Scott Cleverdon

"Come on! What are you waiting for? I'm yours, man! Together we're gonna wreak glorious Carnage throughout the land!"

A criminal lunatic, Kasady had the cell next to Eddie Brock. Baron Mordo offered him the chance to gain the same kind of power that Brock had, granting him one of Venom's offspring as a gift and transforming him into Carnage.
  • Achilles' Heel: Sonics and intense heat, but Spidey never has the chance to actually use either.
  • Antagonistic Offspring: Not initially, as Carnage didn't mind teaming with Venom during the fight against Spider-Man and War Machine. However, when Venom prevented him from killing Spider-Man, Carnage grew to hate his "dad" and wanted to tear him apart as well.
  • Axe Crazy: Was a sadistic whack-job long before becoming Carnage.
  • An Axe to Grind: Seems to be his Weapon of Choice.
    "Guess I could say you axed for this, Web-Man."
  • Empowered Badass Normal: Cletus Kasady held off the NYPD and Spider-Man using his own cunning and liberal doses of high-explosives. Needless to say, he becomes an even more serious problem after he turns into Carnage and completely averts From Nobody to Nightmare. When it's discovered that it's Kasady behind Carnage's mask, everyone becomes more frightened.
  • Clothes Make the Superman: Kasady's super-powers all extend from being melded with the symbiote, and if he were stripped of it, it'd revert him to a normal lunatic.
  • Clothes Make the Maniac: Well, they make him more dangerous anyway.
  • Combat Tentacles: Often extends his symbiote to make these.
  • Evil Counterpart: Is Venom's Eviler Counterpart. Think about that for a minute.
  • Evil Laugh: His psychotic giggle sounds unhinged even before the symbiote's vocal scrambling makes him sound more menacing.
  • Evil Redhead: He has red hair and he's evil. Nuff said.
  • Fangs Are Evil: Even more so than Venom; his "face" is more skull-like, permanently exposing his serrated teeth.
  • The Hyena: A villainous character who's constantly laughing.
  • Lack of Empathy: Kasady doesn't care about anyone.
  • Lean and Mean: As both Kasady and Carnage.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Carnage may lack Venom's bulk, but he moves as fast or faster and hits just as hard.
  • Lovecraftian Superpower: Initially to a greater degree than Venom, as it enables its hosts to freely transform their limbs into weapons.
  • Loves the Sound of Screaming: Kasady's a murderous criminal lunatic who loves his "job".
  • Mad Bomber: As Kasady. He was willing to blow up an entire city block, himself included, just for kicks.
  • More Teeth than the Osmond Family: Like "father" like "son".
  • Names to Run Away from Really Fast: Dude calls himself Carnage, and lives up to it.
  • Omnicidal Maniac: His loyalty to Dormammu appears to be less about gratitude for the symbiote and more because he knows exactly what will happen when Dormammu is freed from the Dark Dimension.
  • Psycho for Hire: While in the employ of Baron Mordo.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: Attempts this on Spider-Man before Venom intervened. He later drains the life-force out of Detective Terri Lee for arresting him, but she ultimately got better.
  • Shape Shifter Weapon: Frequently stretches out his symbiote or turns his hands into weapons.
  • Slasher Smile: Frequently shows one as Kasady; gains a permanent one as Carnage.
  • The Sociopath: The clearest-cut example on the show. Kasady likes to hurt people, has a Hair-Trigger Temper, expresses no remorse for his actions, and has no regard whatsoever for human life, his own included.
  • Super Reflexes: Inherent with the symbiote, courtesy of inheriting some of Spider-Man's DNA.
  • Super Strength: Inherent with the symbiote, courtesy of inheriting some of Spider-Man's DNA.
  • That Man Is Dead: "Kasady is gone, there is only Carnage!"
  • The Symbiote: The Carnage symbiote is the offspring of the Venom symbiote, and is even more vicious than its progenitor.
  • Talking to Themself: Averted. Kasady and the Carnage symbiote are so closely linked that he refers to himself as "I."
  • Verbal Tic: "Yeah, man!"
  • Voice of the Legion: As Carnage.
  • With Great Power Comes Great Insanity: Averted. Kasady was batshit insane long before he got his hands on the symbiote.
  • Your Soul Is Mine: Gains this power while working for Dormammu.

The Hobgoblin/Jason Phillip Macendaele

Voiced by: Mark Hamill

A killer created and retained by Norman Osborn for the purposes of assassinating The Kingpin, the Hobgoblin eventually turned freelance criminal. Who was behind his mask remained a mystery for much of the show; it was eventually revealed to be Jason Phillip, Felicia Hardy's fiance.

Norman Osborn/The Green Goblin

Voiced by: Neil Ross

The father of Peter's friend Harry, Norman is a crooked businessman who starts the show almost completely under the thumb of The Kingpin. A lab accident eventually results in him developing a split personality; donning an altered version of the Hobgoblin's gear he becomes the Green Goblin and seeks revenge on everyone who has ever made his life difficult.
  • Adaptational Heroism: He's by far the most sympathetic version of Norman in any media, more a victim of circumstance than the brutal monster of the comics. His parenting of Harry is also nowhere near as abusive; he's simply a dad who's always busy with work.
  • Always Someone Better: To the Hobgoblin.
  • Anti-Villain: Norman's a fairly nice, if weak-willed guy who's in way over his head with The Kingpin. Even the Green Goblin persona can be seen as something of a Knight Templar rather than the Axe Crazy loon he's normally portrayed as.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: The Green Goblin may seem goofy, between his appearance, his Halloween-themed arsenal and his constant maniacal laughter, but he's incredibly dangerous.
  • Corrupt Corporate Executive: More sympathetic than most.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Against the Hobgoblin, whom he beats into the ground in a matter of minutes.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: The Green Goblin wants to hurt anyone who he thinks has hurt Norman, and is quite willing to dish out lethal punishment for even minor offenses.
  • Eviler Than Thou: With The Kingpin and the Hobgoblin.
  • Evil Mentor: The Goblin persona to Harry.
  • Evil Laugh: Higher-pitched than the Hobgoblin's, but still quite effective.
  • Foil: The Knight Templar Green Goblin persona is a foil to both Norman (whose desires it embodies) and the Hobgoblin, who cares only about himself.
  • Giggling Villain: The Green Goblin has a surprisingly high-pitched laugh.
  • Hand Blast: The Green Goblin fires lasers from the fingertips of his gloves.
  • The Hyena: Even more so than the Hobgoblin, the Green Goblin is constantly laughing uproariously at his own evil.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: In contrast to his evil Jerk Ass comics counterpart, Norman was this for two seasons before going off the deep end.
  • Knight Templar: The Green Goblin will attack anyone who has ever made Norman's life difficult.
  • The Man Behind the Man: He supplied the Hobgoblin with his first batch of weapons.
  • The Mentally Ill: Played for tragedy.
  • Morality Pet: Harry to Norman, Norman to the Green Goblin persona.
  • Sanity Slippage: Over the course of several seasons, until he develops his split personality and becomes the Green Goblin, who then takes over Norman completely.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: Becomes trapped in one of Ohn's vortices in "Turning Point" and never gets out.
  • Sky Surfing: With his Goblin Glider.
  • Smug Snake: Quite an arrogant and unpleasant individual, once he turns into the Goblin.
  • Split Personality: Big time. The Green Goblin persona in this version of the story is a protector personality who seeks to protect Norman from anyone who has ever done him wrong.
  • Superpowered Evil Side: The Green Goblin. Duh.
  • Super Reflexes: Not quite as much as Spider-Man, but he's a lot more agile than the ordinary human.
  • Super Strength: The gas that turned him into the Green Goblin gave him tremendous physical strength.
  • That Man Is Dead:
    • When Spider-Man unmasks him in "Enter the Green Goblin," the goblin says that Norman was destroyed in the explosion that created the Green Goblin.
    • He also declares that Osborn is dead during his final confrontation with Peter.
    "There's no Osborn anymore, Parker! There is only the Green Goblin!"
  • Took a Level in Kindness: as the series progressed he became a more pleasant individual... Then he became the Green Goblin.
  • With Great Power Comes Great Insanity: The gas that gave him super-powers also seems to have been the final push Norman Osborn's fragile mind needed to snap.

Silvio "Silvermane" Manfredi

Voiced by: Jeff Corey (Silvermane as an old man), Townsend Colesman (young man), Cannon Young (as a kid)

A member of the Crime Cartel and a rival of Wilson Fisk's, Silvermane is governed by two obsessions—to seize control of the cartel from The Kingpin, and to regain his lost youth.
  • Be Careful What You Wish For: Wished to be young again. Was turned into a baby. He then wished to regain his adult body—and was aged to an even older state than beforehand by The Vulture. Feel free to laugh.
  • Butt Monkey: He gets screwed over by Fisk, The Scorpion, and The Vulture (not to mention Spider-Man), and all of his schemes backfire horribly. You'd feel sorry for him if he wasn't such a dick.
  • Charles Atlas Superpower: When he regains his youth he's able to beat up The Lizard with his bare hands. Somehow.
  • Enfante Terrible: Played for Laughs when his anti-aging magic backfires, leaving him as an infant.
  • Evil Old Folks: Despite being as old as Toomes, at the least, he's still a ruthless mobster out to dethrone Fisk as the Kingpin of Crime.
  • Light Is Not Good: As Spidey observed, he seems like a sweet old man on the surface.
  • The Starscream: He's not exactly discreet in his belief that he could run the cartel better than Fisk.
  • Wounded Gazelle Gambit: Successfully pulls one on Spider-Man when he's attacked by the Insidious Six.

Hammerhead

Voiced by: Nicky Blair

Another member of the Crime Cartel, Hammerhead is initially one of Silvermane's henchmen, before defecting to Fisk.
  • Badass in a Nice Suit: Always dresses up in a very nice suit, but can still kick ass.
  • The Dragon: To Silvermane. Initially.
  • Dumb Muscle: He's very strong, but he's not very bright.
  • The Hard Hat: His skullcap is plated in Adamantium, allowing him to shrug off any sort of impact to the head.
  • Hot-Blooded: Has a rather short temper.
  • Man of Wealth and Taste: Tries to conduct himself this way.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: He sells the Tablet of Time to one Adrian Toomes, who uses it to create his youth-draining technology.
  • Use Your Head: Thanks to his adamantium skull, Hammerhead favors headbutting and head-first ramming as his attacks of choice.

Tombstone/Lonnie Lincoln

Voiced by: Dorian Harewood

Robbie Robertson: Lonnie...? I thought you were...
Tombstone: Don't be so sure I'm not.

A childhood friend of Robbie Robertson's, Lonnie Lincoln was forever changed following a mishap at a chemical plant. He now operates as an underworld hitman, taking jobs for the likes of Silvermane and Richard Fisk.
  • Alliterative Name: Lonnie Lincoln.
  • Belated Backstory: Appears in Season 2 as a hired thug working for Silvermane. Doesn't get any backstory until Season 3, when his identity, origin, and vendetta against Robbie are all established.
  • Delinquents: Was one as a child and leads a gang of them later on.
  • Evil Albino: After his transformation
  • Forgotten Friend, New Foe: To Robbie.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: He's a violent criminal with a deep voice
  • Fangs Are Evil: His transformation also made his teeth turn into fangs.
  • Hired Guns: He's a muscleman, criminal, and killer for hire.
  • Implacable Man: One of the few characters that give Spidey a run for his money.
  • The Juggernaut: Not particularly fast, but there's basically nothing that Spidey can do to him in a straight fight.
  • Maybe Magic, Maybe Mundane: He may just be a human mutate or he may actually be some sort of revenant. While the show strongly hints at the latter, it never makes a definitive statement one way or the other.
  • Mighty Glacier: He's superhumanly strong but not quite agile.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: His transformation also made his eyes red
  • Revenge: When they were kids, Robbie left Lonnie in the lurch following a corner store robbery; Lonnie went to juvie. As an adult he tried to frame Robbie for a crime he didn't commit in order to get back at him.
  • Revenge by Proxy: Following his transformation into Tombstone, Lonnie tries to frame Robbie's son in order to get back at him.
  • Super Strength: Easily in the running for strongest character in the show. Madame Web has to point out to Spider-Man how futile it is to fight him hand-to-hand.
  • The Undead: Very, very heavily implied.

Morrie Bench/Hydro-Man

Voiced by: Rob Paulsen

An ex-boyfriend of Mary-Jane's who later gained the power to manipulate water. Defeated by Spider-Man he evaporates; a clone of him later returns to cause havoc in his place.
  • Adaptational Badass: Far more of a threat here than in the comics (mostly due to his single-minded obsession with Mary Jane).
  • Cloning Blues: Miles Warren create a clone of him.
  • Clone Degeneration: The clone dissolves into nothingness after it's defeat.
  • Making a Splash: He has the power to manipulate water.
  • Stalker with a Crush: The guy only ever shows up to chase Mary-Jane around. He was so obsessed over her that after his clone heard she may have died he forced Dr. Miles Warren to create a clone of her based upon his abilities. Didn't really work out for him; as she still loved Peter and they both died anyway.
  • Unwitting Pawn: The clone is an unwitting pawn of Miles Warren. He knew he was a clone, but he didn't know Miles was testing the process with him.

Baron Mordo

Voiced by: Tony Jay

An evil sorcerer with ties to the netherworld, Baron Mordo works tirelessly to free his master, the dread Dormammu from his prison. To that end he has brainwashed innocent people, stolen souls, and even conspired with Venom and Carnage.

Dormammu

Voiced by: Ed Gilbert

An evil entity imprisoned in another world, Dormammu seeks his freedom—and the souls of everyone in the world.

Miles Warren

Voiced by: Jonathan Harris

A biologist with a penchant for clones, Warren causes a lot of trouble in both our Spider-Man's world, and the alternate reality belonging to Spider-Carnage and the Scarlet Spider.

Rheinholt Kragov/Electro

Voiced by: Philip Proctor

The son of the Red Skull, Schmidt spent most of his life trying to free his father from the vortex. Manipulating The Kingpin and Silver Sable into doing his bidding, Kragov ultimately freed his father who "rewarded" him by transforming him into his ultimate weapon, Electro.

The Red Skull

Voiced by: Earl Boen

"Do not despair, Chameleon. The Red Skull anticipates everything."

A Nazi spymaster, and archfoe of Captain America and the Six American Warriors, The Red Skull was trapped in the vortex alongside Cap. He is eventually released by his son, Rheinholt, whom he transforms into Electro; following Electro's betrayal, he and Cap are once again trapped in the vortex.

Victor Von Doom/Doctor Doom

Voiced by: Tom Kane

"This is what I have always wanted — absolute power and control!"

The brutal ruler of the tiny nation of Latveria, Dr. Doom is the archfoe of the Fantastic Four, and a major antagonist during the Secret Wars arc. Combining local technology with his own genius, he carves out an empire for himself, and plots to steal the Beyonder's powers for his own.
  • A God Am I: He is worshipped as a benevolent god during the Secret Wars arc.
  • Ambition Is Evil
  • Archenemy: Of the Fantastic Four.
  • Badass Cape: One of the most famous villain version.
  • Big Bad: Of the Secret Wars arc where he is the last villain standing.
  • The Chessmaster: While most of the other villains are busy playing Evil Overlord and turning their portions of the planet they find themselves on into brutal crapsack empires, feuding over their land like mad dogs, Doom spends his time wisely: Doom easily creates a utopia for his own isolated corner of the world where his subjects actually want to worship him because he saved them from the other villains, and makes himself out to be a Big Good. When the heroes show up, rather than start a fight with them he uses traps, trickery and false promises that either remove or totally placate them before they become problems. If not for attempting to bite off more than he could chew by stealing the Beyonder's power, the heroes might never have been able to wrest control from him.
  • Eviler Than Thou: With The Red Skull, Dr. Octopus, and the rest of the villains the Beyonder brought to the planet.
  • Evil Overlord: Though he for a time pretends not to be.
  • Evil Sorcerer
  • The Faceless: Subverted. He's able to use the alien's technology to repair his ruined face and so promptly ditches his concealing mask.
  • Facial Horror: Zigzagged. As he's clearly supposed to be the same Doctor Doom from the Fantastic Four animated series, he normally would have a hideously deformed face between the explosion that ruined it and putting on his mask whilst it was still red-hot. However, during his appearance in this show, he's able to use alien super-tech to repair all the damage to his face.
  • In the Hood
  • Mad Scientist
  • Manipulative Bastard
  • Physical God: Briefly during the Secret Wars arc. He plans to steal the powers of the Beyonder and partially succeeds.
  • Power Incontinence: After seizing control of the Beyonder's power. As smart as he is, Doom simply isn't equipped to control the strength of a veritable god.
  • Powered Armour: The his armor.
  • Ruritania: He rules over one of these in the form of his homeland of Latveria.
  • Sorcerous Overlord
  • Tin Tyrant: Played with; see The Faceless above.
  • Utopia Justifies the Means: Maybe. Given how good a liar he is it's hard to tell.
  • Visionary Villain
  • With Great Power Comes Great Insanity: It's arguable just how sane he was to begin with, but after stealing the Beyonder's powers, it really comes back to bite him, as his own nightmares and subconscious fears spring to life as living demons that begin destroying his kingdom.

    Alternate Spider-Men 

Peter Parker/Iron Spider-Man

"In my world I'm a multi-billionaire. Aren't you?"

A Spider-Man from a world where Uncle Ben didn't die, the public accepts him, J. Jonah Jameson is his godfather, and he's a multi-billionaire. Also a raging ego trip. He also made a terrible choice picking his lawyer.
  • The Ace: A wealthy, well respected superhero with high tech weapons. He's dating Gwen Stacy and Jameson likes him. Naturally, he has the confidence to match (read: Insufferable).
  • Born Lucky: One suspects he got all of the other Spider-Men's luck, especially Scarlet-Spider and Spider-Carnage's.
  • Expy: Of Tony Stark
  • Fatal Flaw: His ego leads him to be defeated
  • For Want of a Nail: He's what would've happened if Peter had never had his ego deflated after gaining his powers. Which itself leads to a Eureka Moment for regular Spider-Man, as he realises this probably means his Uncle Ben is still alive.
  • Freudian Excuse: Everything has always gone his way. Of course he's a jackass. Our Spider-Man lampshades this.
  • Hidden Depths: As much of an ass he is, even with Uncle Ben still alive, and everything going his way, he's still a superhero. The Uncle Ben bit is notable because our Pete had to be spurred on by his death to actually start his superhero career. Also, its heavily implied he and Gwen Stacy are very much in love with each other, since the latter immediately figured that our Pete and Spider-Carnage respectively weren't her boyfriend.
  • Humongous Mecha: Owns a giant-spider robot.
  • Jerkass: He's completely insensitive, acts like he's God's gift to the world, and has no regard for his teammates' lives. Most of this stems from never having lost before.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Whatever else you might say about him, he's still a superhero, is still dedicated to doing the right thing, and honestly seems to care about his world and his girlfriend, Gwen Stacy.
  • Mr. Vice Guy
  • Powered Armor: The his spider-armor.
  • Pride

Man-Spider/Six Armed Spider-Man

"I'm having a little mutation problem right now."

Like the main universe Spider-Man, this Spider-Man suffered from a mutation that gave him four his extra arms. Instead of trying to undo the mutation he decided on giving them web shooters. However, when he joined the Spider-Men he mutated further into the Man-Spider beast, attacking the others. He was returned to his own dimension and as such unable to help the others any further.

Peter Parker/Mechanical Armed Spider-Man

"Don't let these (mechanical arms) worry you, Pete, they're just a little souvenir from my last fight with Doc Ock."

This Spider-Man is another alternate universe equivalent to the Spider-Man. He defeated his universe's Doctor Octopus and took his arms. He built a visor so that he could control the arms.

Unknown/Spider-Man Actor

"I'm the actor who plays you on T.V."

This Spider-Man is a completely powerless mundane human, and as such has no powers of his own. In his world Spider-Man is a creation of Stan Lee. Though the other Spider-Men asked him to stay behind, he was later able to help stop the destruction of the multiverse.

Ben Reilly/The Scarlet Spider

"My name is Ben Reilly. I'm a clone of my world's Peter Parker. Or maybe he's a clone of me. We're not really sure."

A clone of his universe's Spider-Man (maybe) created by Doctor Miles Warren, the Scarlet Spider changed his name to Ben Reilly and pursued his own career as a superhero.

Peter Parker/Spider-Carnage

"Ever since that spider bit me, the world has misunderstood me and tormented me. But now, it's my turn. I'm gonna obliterate you all!"

The Spider-Man from the Scarlet Spider's reality, he lost both Aunt May and Uncle Ben at an early age. His rivalry with the Scarlet Spider (whom he believed to be his clone) only worsened his tenuous grip on reality, and the revelation that he himself might actually be the clone drove him into a homicidal rage. Following his subsequent possession by the Carnage symbiote he now actively seeks to end all life in the multiverse.
  • Apocalypse How: Class Z. Plans to combine portal technology with explosives to destroy not only Earth, not only the universe, but the totality of reality. When this plan fails he rants that he will destroy every universe in existence if he has to do it one dimension at a time.
  • Arc Villain: Of the show's final two episodes.
  • Axe Crazy: He is badly, badly unhinged.
  • An Axe to Grind
  • Badass Bookworm
  • Beta Test Baddie: Whether he's the clone or not, Spider-Carnage clearly feels deeply insecure about his identity, which only contributes to his mental instability.
  • Cain and Abel: With all the Spider-Men, but especially Scarlet Spider.
  • Cloning Blues: Whether he's the clone or not, the simple fact that one exists has unbalanced his mind.
  • Combat Tentacles: He is capable of using parts of his symbiote as combat tentacles.
  • Evil Has a Bad Sense of Humor: The only Spider-Man with no sense of humor whatsoever.
  • Evil Knockoff: How he views all the other Spider-Men. "And now, my dear clone..."
  • Evil Twin: He's our Spider-Man with just a little more rotten luck and a bad case of Cloning Blues. "I'm more you, than you'll ever admit!"
  • Final Boss: Of the series thanks to it being cancelled.
  • Freudian Excuse: Have you read this entry? He has several: his parents dying, his subtitute parents dying, spider powering alienting himself, identity issues due to the cloning thing, the symbiote.
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: Take one unstable kid. Give him Spider-Man's powers. Throw in the Carnage symbiote for good measure. Run.
  • Giggling Villain: His high-pitched nervous laugh is horrifically disturbing.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: He undergoes a Heel Realisation, comes to the conclusion that he cannot fight the symbiote off, and rather than letting it take control of him again, decides that suicide is the best option, and disintegrates himself by leaping into an unstable vortex.
  • The Hyena: His laugh.
  • Large Ham: Are you surprised?
  • The Mentally Ill: Suffers from self-loathing, misplaced envy, and suicidal depression, coupled with aggression issues and a need to lash out at the world. It isn't pretty and is played entirely for tragedy.
  • More Teeth than the Osmond Family
  • Motive Rant: Gets a pretty epic one near the end.
  • Multiversal Conqueror: Towards the end of the show, he goes psycho and tries to destroy all the Universes. It's up to a group of alternate-Peter-Parkers to stop him.
  • Near Villain Victory:
    • Unbelievably near. Only an intervention from an alternate universe Uncle Ben stops him.
    • Even before that, he actually succeeded in detonating his reality-destroying bomb. Only the intervention of the Beyonder (who had no choice but to roll back time) was able to save the multiverse.
  • Omnicidal Maniac: "I'm gonna destroy all reality!"
  • Redemption Equals Death: Realizes what he has become, and kills himself and the symbiote rather than letting it go through with the Evil Plan.
  • Shapeshifter Weapon: Like the original Carnage, he's able to morph his symbiote into a wide variety of weaponry, including extendable claws, Combat Tentacles, axes, and a shield.
  • Spot the Impostor: According to Gwen Stacy this was easy. "He's nutty as a fruitcake."
  • Suicidal Cosmic Temper Tantrum: He obviously wants to die, but everybody else is going first.
  • The Symbiote: He's possessed by the Carnage symbiote.
  • Talking the Monster to Death: Done successfully to him by Iron Spider-Man's Uncle Ben.
  • That Man Is Dead: His attitude towards the old Peter Parker.
  • Trauma Conga Line: His entire life is a mess of pain.
  • Voice of the Legion: Comes with being bonded with a symbiote.
  • With Great Power Comes Great Insanity: His Spider-powers, coupled with his already severe emotional fragility and the Carnage symbiote have pushed him totally around the bend.
  • Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: He watched first Uncle Ben, and then Aunt May die in rapid succession. The creation of his clone, Ben Reilly, only worsened his mental stability, and the revelation that he, and not Ben, might be the clone drove him almost completely over the edge, leading to an attempt on the latter's life. What firmly pushes him into this trope though, is what happens following his possession by the Carnage symbiote. Driven out of his mind, Spider-Carnage combines the Spot's portal technology with a disintegration bomb that will destroy not only his own world, and not only the Universe, but the totality of the multiverse. As he puts it: "I'm gonna destroy all reality"


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