Characters: Spider-Man: The Animated Series
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- 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?
- Alliterative Name: Peter Parker.
- The Atoner: It's not played up as much as in some other versions, but the motivation is still there.
- Badass Bookworm: He ends up going into the lab or under a microscope pretty often.
- 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 OSBORNE!!? 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 three beautiful women.
- 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 reader) 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-Carnage and Madame Web carried out her promise to Spider-Man they would find Mary Jane throughout 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 formidable 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.
- Voiced by: Linda Gary (Season 1 to 3) Julie Bennett (Season 4 and 5)
- Doting Parent: May does try to spoil Peter but he's just to nice to take advantage of her generosity.
- Mama Bear: While she's not Peter's actual mother, trying to harm him in fron 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.
- Betty and Veronica: Betty to Felicia's Veronica.
- Blind Date: Her introduction into the series, just like in the comics.
- Composite Character: Substitutes for Gwen Stacy (who doesn't appear until the final episode in an alternate reality) in a few episodes adapted from the comics. Most notably she replaces Gwen Stacy in a child friendly variant of The Night Gwen Stacy Died thrown into a dimensional rift instead of being murdered.
- Damsel in Distress: A frequent target of kidnapping but rarely due to Love Interest status.
- Damsel out of Distress: She gets attacked and kidnapped, a lot but don't go underestimating her.
- Faux Action Girl: After her run-in with Hydro-Man, she says she took self-defense classes to defeat a Mook. These skills don't appear in later episodes.
- Fiery Redhead: Not very temperamental, she just has a lot of exuberance and a strong sense of determination.
- Girly Bruiser: She tries to be this (without much success given the number of times she is kidnapped).
- Heroes Want Redheads: She is the principal Love Interest of Peter.
- Out-Gambitted: She defeats Hydro-Man not by fighting him, but by running away. Doing so wore Hydro-Man out and led him away from the water that fed his powers.
- Parental Abandonment: Her father bailed when she was young. Still affects her in her adolescent years. This was taken advantage of by Baron Mordo once. Her mother, meanwhile, only ever appeared in flashback.
- Plucky Girl: Only Hydro-Man has ever really shaken her, and even then she'd still stand up to him.
- Weirdness Magnet: Which she lampshades in "Goblin War!"
- Will Not Be A Victim: The reason for the self-defense classes.
Felicia Hardy/Black Cat
- Voiced by: Jennifer Hale
- Action Girl: After her transformation into Black Cat.
- Adaptational Badass: Comic!Cat has no powers. Usually.
- Amazonian Beauty: As the Cat.
- Adrenaline Makeover: As Black Cat she becomes more flirtatious, wear catsuit dress and her hair turns white.
- Alpha Bitch —> Lovable Alpha Bitch: Felicia makes this transition over the course of the show.
- Anti-Hero: Type II. Unlike her comic book counterpart she's a truly altruistic good guy, though compared with Spidey she's plays looser with the law.
- Betty and Veronica: Veronica to MJ's Betty.
- Composite Character: Before becoming Black Cat she's essentially the Ditko-era Gwen Stacy.
- Classy Cat-Burglar: She plays up this theme.
- Growing Muscles Sequence: During her Transformation Sequence in Black Cat.
- The Hunter: Allies with Morbius and Blade to wipe out the vampires that plague the latter's life.
- Loves My Alter Ego: Played with, she likes Peter as Felicia and Loves Spider-man as both Felicia and Black Cat. Unlike her comic counterpart, she doesn't know they are one and the same.
- Spy Catsuit: As Black Cat wears catsuits, unsurprisingly.
- Super-Powered Alter Ego: Not as polarized as most, though her personality alters slightly upon changing. While the Cat proudly boasts about her initial robbery, Felicia is immediately disgusted upon changing back.
- Super Serum: Was exposed to some of Captain America's Super Soldier serum, granting her superhuman strength and reflexes.
- The Tease: As Black Cat.
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: Felica as the girly girl, in contrast to the Black Cat whose an impulsive brawler.
- Xenafication: She begin as a normal girl and after she became a superhero thanks to some of Captain America's Super Soldier serum.
Dr. Curt Connors/The Lizard
- Voiced by: Joseph Campanella
- 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 "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. Is occasionally The Obi-Wan, and 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.
- Split Personality: The Lizard who is Bruce Banner-lite.
- 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
- 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.
- Driven by Envy: He was in love with MJ and become jealous of Peter.
- Face-Heel Turn: From Peter friend he become the new Goblin.
- Freudian Excuse: He's a "Well Done, Son!" Guy who suffered from Parental Neglect before the Green Goblin started hassling him.
- Hollywood Psych: Since the animated series removed his drug abuse arc, his mental breakdown comes practically out of nowhere.
- 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.
- Legacy Character: He became the second Green Goblin.
- 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 a serious daddy issues. As in Norman's case it is played seriously and tragically.
- 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
- 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 rubbing the shuttle, but then he learned Eddie lied about it."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!"
- Jerkass Fašade: Jonah wouldn't let Matt Murdock tell Peter that he was paying the legal bills in "Framed" and "The Man Without Fear".
Joseph "Robbie" Robertson
- Voiced by: Rodney Saulsberry
- Alliterative Name: Robbie Robertson.
- Black Best Friend: To Jonah.
- Break the Cutie: In the Spider-Carnage universe, he hates Spider-Man as much as Jonah.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: He's often Jonah's voice of reason.
- Unwitting Instigator of Doom: During a confrontation with Lonnie Lincoln, Lonnie tripped on a catwalk over a chemical vat. Robbie tried to save him, but the glove slipped off and gravity took effect. Robbie thought Lonnie was done for, but he later emerged as Tombstone.
Stephen Strange/Doctor Strange
- Voiced by: John Vernon
- Magical Gesture: His iconic "I Love You/Metal Horns"-esque handsigns.
- Magical Incantation: Usually, but not always, required for him to work magic. More complicated spells seem to require longer incantations, which often rhyme.
- My Significance Sense Is Tingling: At the end of his guest appearance, he notices that his actions were being watched by a powerful entity (Madame Web).
Tony Stark/Iron Man
- Voiced by: Robert Hays
- Badass Moustache: Always drawn with this.
- Clothes Make the Superman: His Powered Armor.
- Honest Corporate Executive: Most of the time, Tony's morally upstanding in his business.
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: While it wasn't his intention, after the events with Venom and Carnage, he shut down the dimensional portal project which caused a Disaster Dominoes of tragedies. From creating The Spot, to losing the tech to The Hob Goblin and The Green Goblin. The latter of which made Spider-Man almost lose Mary Jane.
- Powered Armor: The most famous example.
- Power Palms: The repulsor rays in his hands are perhaps his most iconic weapons.
- Rich Idiot with No Day Job: His cover story.
James Rhodes/War Machine
- Voiced by: James Avery
- Powered Armor: The "Variable Threat Response Battlesuit", a.k.a. the War Machine armor.
- Voiced by: Edward Laurence Albert Jr.
- 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.
Steve Rogers/Captain America
- Voiced by: David Hayter
- Archenemy: Of The Red Skull
- Badass: Better believe it.
- 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
- 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.
- Voiced by: Mary Kay Bergman
- 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?
- Voiced by: Joan Lee
- All-Powerful Bystander: She is a powerful cosmic being. She is the assistant to the Beyonder.
- Cool Shades: She wears always black glasses.
- Deadpan Snarker: Towards Peter.
- 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.
Wilson Fisk/ The Kingpin
- Voiced by: Roscoe Lee Browne
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Kevlard: Going of 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 catches Spider-man and Daredevil a LOT.
- 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.
- 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. 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.Spider-Man: World domination? Kingpin, now you sound like a Saturday morning cartoon villain.
- Unwitting Pawn: To 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!
- You Killed My Father: Killed Daredevil's father.
- Voiced by: Edward Mulhare
- 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.
- 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.
- Robot Master: Built the original Black Widow Spider-Slayer.
- Voiced by: Maxwell Caulfield
- 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.
- Cybernetics Eat Your Soul: Noticeably colder and more ruthless after his upgrade.
- Cyborg: A biomechanical freak following his upgrade.
- Deadpan Snarker: Particularly towards The Kingpin.
- Evil Cripple: He was unable to walk and wheelchair-bound.
- 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.
- Genius Bruiser: Post-upgrade.
- 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 sale 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 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.
- 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 Wheel Chair: 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.
- Voiced by: David Warner
- Canon Foreigner: Created specifically for the animated series.
- 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.
- 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.
- Gone Horribly Wrong: 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 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.
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 Teacher: Badass ex-Teacher actually.
- 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.
- Combat Tentacles: Four of them, each ending in crushing pincers.
- 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.
- 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.
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.
- 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 Brute: Plays this role in the Insidious Six.
- Dumb Muscle: So very much.
- Evil Duo: Forms one with The Shocker in one episode, nearly defeating Spider-Man before Venom intervenes.
- Hired Guns: Most of the time.
- Immune to Bullets: Well, given the nature of the series it's technically "Immune to Lasers" but the effect is similar.
- Only Known by Their Nickname: No name other than The Rhino is ever provided.
- Super Strength: The Rhino is far stronger than Spider-Man, and uses this to his advantage.
- Use Your Head: Does an amazing impression of a Battering Ram.
- Weaponized Headgear: The massive horn on the top of his costume.
- 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.
- The Faceless: He's never shown without his mask. Even in jail he's apparently allowed to keep it on.
- Guttural Growler: Courtesy of Jim Cummings.
- Hand Blast: His gauntlets can function as either this or Power Fist, depending on the situation.
- 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.
- 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.
- Clothes Make the Superman: Most of his illusions are concealed within his suit.
- 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.
- 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.
- Unholy Matrimony: Eventually develops a crush on a badly disfigured (and totally unhinged) actress.
Adrian Toomes/The Vulture
- Voiced by: Eddie Albert/Allen Johnson (young)
- 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.
- Powered Armor: His flight suit.
- Power Parasite: Steals youth and strength from his victims.
- Razor Wings: They can slice through trees.
- 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 ChameleonA 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.
- Clothes Make the Superman: His illusion belt.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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: It 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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 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 Redhead: He has red hair and he's evil. Nuff said.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- Badass Normal: He has no powers.
- Blackmail Is Such an Ugly Word: Blackmails Landon after he discovers the latter's genocidal intentions.
- Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: He backstabs Norman Osborn, The Kingpin, Landon, and anyone else who crosses his path over the course of the show. Special note should go to his introductory two-parter. He doesn't just double-cross, he doesn't just triple-cross, he goes for the very rare quadruple-cross.
- Eviler Than Thou: With The Kingpin and the Green Goblin.
- From Nobody to Nightmare: He was a petty street thug and legbreaker before Osborn got his hands on him. Now he's a Psycho for Hire who is a genuine threat to the likes of Spider-Man and The Kingpin.
- Gold Digger: Plans to marry Felicia for her money.
- I Have You Now, My Pretty: Is about to try this on Felicia when the Green Goblin crashes the party.
- Psycho for Hire: He's in it for the money, but is clearly getting a kick out of blowing up anything that's even remotely explodable.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: On his mask.
- Smug Snake: When revealed as Jason.
- Supervillain Packing Heat: Always keeps at least one laser pistol on him.
- The Faceless: Invoked in his first appearance when the viewer sees him put on his mask from behind.
- Was It All a Lie?: Felicia asks him this ,and if he ever really loved her, after he's unmasked and captured. With nothing to lose, he answers honestly, that he isn't sure, that there were things about her he loved: her wealth, beauty, and refinement. Felicia quickly decides that that definitely wasn't love.
Norman Osborn/The Green Goblin
- Voiced by: Neil Ross
- 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.
- Corrupt Corporate Executive: More sympathetic than most.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: Against the Hobgoblin, whom he beats into the ground in a matter of minutes.
- 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.
- Hand Blast: The Green Goblin fires lasers from the fingertips of his gloves.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- That Man Is Dead: 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.
Silvio "Silvermane" Manfredi
- Voiced by: Jeff Corey (Silvermane as an old man), Townsend Colesman (young man), Cannon Young (as a kid)
- 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 antiaging magic backfires, leaving him as an infant.
- 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.
- Voiced by: Nicky Blair
- The Dragon: To Silvermane. Initially.
- 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: His is adamantium-plated.
- Voiced by: Dorian Harewood
- 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.
- Blond Guys Are Evil: Before the incident, he had blonde hair.
- Delinquents: Was one as a child and leads a gang of them later on.
- Forgotten Friend, New Foe: To Robbie.
- Hired Guns: He's a muscleman, criminal, and killer for hire.
- 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.
- Voiced by: Rob Paulsen
- 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.
- Voiced by: Tony Jay
- The Dragon: To Dormammuu
- Evil Sounds Deep: Courtesy of none other than Tony Jay.
- Your Soul Is Mine: Can grant this power to others, most notably, Carnage.
- Voiced by: Ed Gilbert
- Voiced by: Jonathan Harris
- Karma Houdini: Our Warren never receives any comeuppance; whether the alternate!Warren perished in the apocalypse triggered by Spider-Carnage is left unanswered.
- Voiced by: Philip Proctor
- Adaptational Badass: Big time. He brings down all of SHEILD with a gesture, and is too powerful for Spider-Man to confront directly.
- Axe Crazy: Post powerup.
- The Dragon: Was intended to be his father's, but ultimately betrays him.
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.
- Archenemy: Of Captain America.
- The Chessmaster: He plans for everything, a fact that is acknowledged by Captain America.
- Evil Counterpart: To Cap.
- The Family That Slays Together: He's a Nazi spymaster, his foster son is a Master of Disguise, and his real son is a Nazi sympathizer turned supervillain.
- Sealed Evil in a Duel: With Captain America
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.
- 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.
- Dangerously Genre Savvy: 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.
- The Faceless: Averted. He's able to use the alien's technology to repair his ruined face and ditch his concealing mask.
- 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.
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 Stacyand 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
- Freudian Excuse: Everything has always gone his way. Of course he's a jackass. Our Spider-Man lampshades this.
- 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.
- Powered Armor: The his spider-armor-
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.
- Animorphism: Par the course, part man part spider.
- The Big Guy: His this for The Team is the extra arms and extra web shooters.
- Involuntary Shapeshifting: Like his main universe counterpart, he eventually turns into the Man-Spider. He already had the extra times by the time Spidey met him.
- Super Strength: Once he fully transforms into the Man Spider Beast his strength increases ten fold.
- Unstoppable Rage: Once he's fully transformed, he goes into a rage and attacks all around him.
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.
- Combat Pragmatist: Not above stealing his enemies' tech, as Doc Ock would no doubt attest.
- Combat Tentacles: Stolen from Doc Ock.
- Expy: Of Doctor Octopus, obviously.
- Gadgeteer Genius: Must be in order to get those mechanical arms to work.
- Out of Focus: Compared to the other Spider-Men he got the least amount of screen time.
- Tentacle Rope: One of his tactics.
- We Are Team Cannon Fodder: He's the first of Team Spider-Men to fall, though in all fairness it was Iron Spider-Man's fault.
"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.
- Badass Normal: He is the only spiderman to lack any sort of power and yet he was still recruited for The Team that is trying to save the universe from supernatural evil.
- The Everyman: The most normal member of the Spider-Men team, what with being an actor and all.
- Guile Hero: He managed to fool both Spider-Carnage and Kingpin into believing he was the real Spider-Man, even if it was only for a few moments.
- I Just Want to Be Special: While a bit overwhelmed at first, he never hesitated in offering to help his fellow Spider-Men. Which goes a long way into explaining why he was one of the chosen in the first place.
- Nice Guy: Very polite and soft spoken for an actor.
- Non-Action Guy: Due to his lack of Super Powers, though being an actor still allows him to snark with the best of Spider-Men when he has to.
- Overshadowed by Awesome: Justified since it is a normal person without power.
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.
- Blond Guys Are Evil: Averted. He's the good twin.
- Cain and Abel: Abel to Spider-Carnage's Cain.
- Cloning Blues: He's honestly not sure which of them is the clone. He's coping a lot better than Spider-Carnage is though.
- Trauma Conga Line: Has been through the same hell that Spider-Carnage has. Although unlike Spider-Carnage, it didn't drive Ben insane.
"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.
- 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.
- 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 his 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: He and the symbionte speak as two entities into a single.
- 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"